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Old Jan 9, 2003, 7:15 PM   #1
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I am totally new and I dont know to much.
I wanted a camera that I could take very up close pics and also some pics of paintings. I wanted to blow up the paintings to about 16 x 24 poster size. I was looking at cameras with 3 -4 pixels. How do I know what macros they have. It may sound stupid to people who know what they are doing. I have just started.
Also where can you get them blown up to that size and how much would it cost? Walmart only goes to 8 x 10 for digitals.
I would appreciate any advice.
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Old Jan 10, 2003, 12:15 AM   #2
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The Nikon 4500 is an excellent macro camera with 4 megapixels of image resolution.

As for getting large prints made, check out EZ-Prints:

http://ezprints.mye-pix.com/ezdirect/PricingPage.asp


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Old Jan 11, 2003, 10:15 AM   #3
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I looked at it and it looks like a good camera. I have a few more questions.
Is it easy to use for a novice? Would it be compatable with my computer windows xp?
I really have tons of questions and dont know where to start!
I was looking at Olympus C720 and C730. But read some negatives about those.
I basically want to use it for family pictures and some pictures of paintings to blow up to poster size. I also want to take very up close pictures. Not so much for distance but I still want some good zoom. But thats not as important as the others. I want good clear pictures. I dont want all the extra features. I am afraid it would be to difficult to use for me.
Any more suggestions?
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 1:55 AM   #4
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For sharp posters at that size, only 35mm should be considered unless you're will to spend in the $1000's. And it would be a lot cheaper too.
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 10:15 PM   #5
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...and some pictures of paintings to blow up to poster size...
Are these popular museum paintings? Unless you can't get prints of these paintings, you may not be able to get the same image quality and it might cost you more to print them yourself than to buy a print reproduction!

Also, not sure why you need 'macro' unless these paintings are very small and you need to move in real close (1-2 in.).
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 8:40 AM   #6
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The paintings are my daughters paintings. We would like to make prints of them to sell and give to family.
The reason I want to get up close is I would like to take some nature pics of flowers etc.
Do you have anymore suggestions as to a camera?
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 8:46 AM   #7
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Check out the Nikon 4500 as mentioned above.
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 10:43 AM   #8
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The Nikon was alittle more than I could spend. I wonder about using a memory stick. I heard that was better.
Anymore suggestions?
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 11:21 AM   #9
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Default Can you wait for new Sony?

If you're planning to buy Sony, you might want to wait for the new models that will take the new Memory Stick Pro. The current MS max out at 128MB, the MSPro goes from 256MB, 256MB and 1GB (though very costly, for now)
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