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Old May 30, 2003, 3:02 PM   #1
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Default Buy a new or refurbished Olympus C700 or C740?

I'm looking at digital cameras to purchase one soon. This would be my first digcam but I am not new to cameras.

I enjoy taking the pictures of birds who visit my feeders. The web cam I use is all but useless for this.

I need the ability to get close ups of the subject and be able to edit the final results.

I'm retired and spend most of my time at the commuter or getting web cam pictures of the birds who come on the window ledge to enjoy the special treats that I place there for the bolder ones.

There are over 13 different birds who visit the feeders in the middle of the yard not to count squirrels and crows.
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Old May 30, 2003, 4:29 PM   #2
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Consider the refurbished C2100 as well... the image stabilization and focus assist lamps may greatly enhance your pictures assuming most of your birds are in the shadows and you may have slower than normal shutter speeds. Regardless of the camera you get, I'd advise getting a good teleconverter, too. The B-300 and TCON 1.7 are excellent choices; with the C2100 it'll extend your optical zoom reach to the equivalent of a conventional 646mm lens.
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Old May 30, 2003, 6:45 PM   #3
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Default Soulds a bit more complicated but I'll look at the prices.

Thanks for the rapid reply. I went to my provider and found their news groups didn't do the job I wanted them to do. I'm glad I have hooked up with a forum that is active.
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