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Old Jan 7, 2004, 2:13 PM   #1
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Hi, I am a newbie doing research for a camera purchase. My subject of interest is macro shots of insects, plants, and fish in aquariums. Everything I have read says Nikon is king for macros...my only concern is the lack of an AF assist light or beam that Canon's and Sony have.

Wouldn't this cause problems in low light situations?

So, for the Nikon users...do you miss the assist light?

Thanks for any help.
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Old Jan 7, 2004, 2:56 PM   #2
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I am going to provide you with this link that will help with low light issue with the 5700:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=15342

I set one of my programmable user sets for these requirements and use it all my low light shooting.
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Old Jan 7, 2004, 10:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Soon after I posted, I also saw that message you linked. Seems there is a workaround for poor AF in low light.

I'm trying to decide between a Canon G5 and a Nikon of the same class. I'm thinking nikon...incredible macro and not the same probs with chromatic ab as G5.
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Old Jan 7, 2004, 11:16 PM   #4
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I have had my 5700 since 1st of Nov. That is when Nikon started offering the $100 rebate. I love the camera and the control over my pictures. I believe that Nikon has had a hard time trying to find an upgrade. I suspect that they may introduce the replacement at the PMA in early Feb.
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