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Old May 12, 2003, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default So, should I get the coolpix 5000? Price is good!!

I like the CP 5000 because of its relatively small size, its 28mm WA lens, and the wide array of available accesories.

It isn't exctly what I'm looking for, of course I may never find the perfect digicam, but I like the idea of the $200. rebate.

I've been looking at sample photo's taken by the 5000, and most are good, but some appeared quite blotchy. (Digital Noise?)

Can anyone who owns this camera give me some advice?

Has anyone traded up to a better camera because of problems or complaints with the CP 5000?

Thanks for any advice you can give.[/i]
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Old May 13, 2003, 10:53 AM   #2
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I've owned CP5000, but after a couple of month I bought the CP5700 - I needed the zoom. After buying CP5700 I needed the 28mm (though I also had the wideangle adapter for 5700 - but it was too big and clumsy to carry around)

This one (and several others in my galleries) was shot with CP5000:

http://home20.inet.tele.dk/hertz-ladiges/ani01.jpg.html

As far as the CP5000, I must say, it has one of the sharpest lenes I ever seen on a compact digicam. I had absolutely NO noise problem that was worth attend to.

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You're absolutely right about that. You wont!

I never had ANY problems with my CP5000 and recommend it!
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Old May 13, 2003, 10:42 PM   #3
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I placed an order for the CP 5000, a .45 Titanium Optics WA lens, a filter kit, and a Transcend 1GB CF card---just this morning, from an online vendor called Butterfly Photo.

Those CP 5000 shots are fantastic---wasn't sure if I did the right thing---now, I wish I overnighted the package!!

Not a pro photographer. Can I expect to get results like that using mostly the automatic features on the camera?

Now, if I can just figure out where to get the Sea & Sea DX5000 underwater housing in the US!

Thanks!!!
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Old May 14, 2003, 2:07 AM   #4
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I placed an order for the CP 5000, a .45 Titanium Optics WA lens
You could feel sorry about the .45X WA choice. As far as I know, none of the WA converter with a ratio less than 0.5 is rectilinear. In other words, they do not correct for barrel distortion. The resulting images look like taken with a fisheye but not as wide (i.e., 180 degree) as a fisheye. If you need a WA converter, get Nikon's WC-E68; if you like fisheye, get Nikon's FC-E8. Of course, you will also need UR-E5 for the WC-E68 and UR-E6 for the fisheye.

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I agree with Shene on the wideangle issue. Get the Nikon - it has execellent pic quality. Just as the TC has.
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Old May 14, 2003, 8:17 PM   #6
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Is that dealer authorized for Nikon cameras? I almost got burned because I was about to buy from someone from whom Nikon wouldn't accept a rebate.

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