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Old Mar 3, 2004, 2:18 AM   #1
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Hello,

I've bought an Olympus C 5050 (my last cam was a EOS 300). I've been thinking about a EOS 300 D, but it is a very large cam (our hobby is walking).

We're I cant find the best starter tips ?

What's the best format to make a picturen (jpeg, tiff, raw) ?

My first impression: very nice cam !!!
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 9:42 AM   #2
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I would use the high JPG compression setting. I always setup test shots and then use all the settings to determine the effect of the settings. The great point of digitals is do not have to print to view the effects of the settings.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 4:37 AM   #3
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It's an fantastic camera.
The pics are very nice.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:22 PM   #4
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cees,

I normally Use HQ at 2560 x 1920.If you usually just print 4x6 then you can use 3:2 mode and maybe gain a few extra shots.
This is also a good site to look for info on the C5050.


http://www.wrotniak.com/new.html

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Old Mar 5, 2004, 9:01 PM   #5
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Great camera!
I graduated from a Cannon EOS to the C-5050 about 6 months ago. It is amazeing how sharp the pictures are. You can take a close up of a dragon fly's head and review it on your TV. It is like looking through a microscope!

Some Tips:

Make sure it is new - with a 12 month warrantee card. A lot of refurbished cameras are sold as new. I learned the hard way but just won a judgement in small claims against "Cameras for Less"

Forget the manual and buy the "a short course in the C-5050" series book. Its worth it.

Buy a bigger memory card. The 512 mb CF is great, but shop price on the internet.

Be careful! The camera is a little delicate - at least compared to the EOS. Mine rolled off the car seat to the floor and broke the dial off - $187.00 repair not covered under warrantee. I also bent the pins for the memory card by trying to change cards while driveing. Now that I have a 512 card, I never take it out and always shoot at SHQ.

Get another set of rechargable batteries so you always have a set in the charger

Remember where you put the little remote thingy, I lost mine.

Enjoy!
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