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Old Dec 31, 2002, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Please Help Narrow choices

I have been unable to find my first choice with the Olympus C2100UZ, so I would like anyone's opinion on the following:
Any of the Fuji FinePix 6X opticals
Olympus C-720
Sony MVC-FD97
I will mostly use the camera for Ice skating events and will not be allowed to use a tripod.
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Old Dec 31, 2002, 12:51 PM   #2
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Instead of the the 720, in it's place I'd suggest a 730 instead as the 720 was a stripped down version of the 700 missing many features like manual focus which you may need in an areana.

I still say the C-2100 is your best bet, and you can still find them on eBay...try different search keys like C2100, C-2100, etc.
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Old Dec 31, 2002, 2:04 PM   #3
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I will continue to search for the C2100, but I really need to purchase in the next few days.
I understand the need for a stabilized lens on a 10X, but would it really make a difference on a 6X or 8X?
Fuji has a nice selection on the 6X and I would appreciate anyone's opinion.
Also, would the Sony MVC-FD97 or Cannon Pro 90IS be a good substitute for the C2100. This will be my first digital camera and I find the choices overwhelming.
Thanks, this is a great site!
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Old Jan 1, 2003, 2:07 PM   #4
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I will continue to search for the C2100, but I really need to purchase in the next few days.
Ask, and ye shall receive!: Here are the current listings on eBay for the camera you seek:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1947832986

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1948741903

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1948994776

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1949169622

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1949034308
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Old Jan 1, 2003, 2:20 PM   #5
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As to the need for image stabilization on various telephoto lengths, here's what I found. I had a Fuji 4900, with a 6X zoom, and found that I could use it to the full 6X without a tripod if I was careful. I also had an Olympus C700, and, at its full 10X, I didn't have a prayer of reliably getting crisp images. For me, at least, the point at which I couldn't do without IS was somewhere in between.
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Old Jan 2, 2003, 11:50 AM   #6
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I will continue to search for the C2100, but I really need to purchase in the next few days.
Ask, and ye shall receive!: Here are the current listings on eBay for the camera you seek:

Thanks so much for this information, one in patricular is brand new and I have been in contact with the owner and hopefully my bid will be the one.
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