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Old Oct 15, 2004, 7:59 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I've been considering upgrading my 730 to the 750, mostly because it seems the 730 is not taking very sharp pictures. The CA is also very noticable. Has anyone made this upgrade and feel it was worthwhile? I'm not interested much in the 760-770 due to the non standard batteries. Any thought and/or ideas would be very helpful !

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 9:26 AM   #2
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I suggest you post the question in the Oly_C-700 Yahoo Group, there are several there who have upgraded to previous C-7x0 models and are happy with their choice, but you can hear it from them there:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Oly_C-700/

Personally, I'm still using my C-700 after two years, and I'm still happy with it...I would like to upgrade to an E-1, or possibly the E-300 (to make it easier on the bank account)...but I'd like to see what the next pro E model will be that's supposed to be announced next year.

I will add that most digicams (including dSLRs) require a little post processing, and most consumer cams require a little sharpening. BTW, have you tried the internal "Sharpeness" control? It might just help you that little bit. It's covered on page 123 of the english reference manual (the reference manual is located on the CD that came with the camera, or can be downloaded from Olympus).
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Mike. I tried adjusting the sharpness with a few test shots this past weekend, and it seemed to help a bit. I now want to try increasing the exposure level a little along with the sharpness to see if it helps. I haven't needed to make any adjustments on my other cams, so I'm suspecting the difference in lens systems making the difference in quality. I might just get the 750 just to see if it's any better overall.

BTW, I once belonged to the Yahoo Group, but I couldn't take usingtheirarchaic format. Trying to read and follow posts there is a mess. I'm surprised Yahoo hasn't changed that by now.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:41 PM   #4
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Hi Mike - Like MikeF, I too started with a C-700. A year later, I sold & upgraded to a C-730. I often got crystal clear photos - these are still some of my biggest sellers, you can look thru my site (below) - I note which camera I used for which photos. I now carry a C-765 in my work bag, but do most of my shooting with an E-1 (can you tell I'm an Olympus guy?). I too also got some not so good photos with my C-730, but it was usually due to a combination of poor lightening conditions, bad shooting technique or I was asking the camera to do more than it was capable - all fixed-lens cameras have limitations (shutter lag being the main problem - you really have to lead any shot with movement). My best shots were still life with no movement and good lightening in Manual settings. I actually sharpen my C-series shots less than my E-1 shots. Take a look and let me know what you think. I hope this helps.

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Old Oct 19, 2004, 7:12 AM   #5
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fporch, those are truly beautiful shots, very much like the kind of shooting I like to do as well. The Bear in the Woods and Pikes Peak in Fall are perfect examples. I see most of your work is done with the E1, with is obviously giving you great results. I too started with the C700, passed on the 720, and went for the 730. I would use my C-5050 in the outdoors, but it's all about the zoom !! The onlyreason I own the 730 is taking outdoor shots. Thanks for your advice, I enjoyed viewing your website !

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Old Oct 19, 2004, 8:46 PM   #6
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THX Mike - check some of my older albums - I have a lot of C-730- shots if that will help.
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 7:47 AM   #7
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not sure if this will help but here is a gallery of mine taken with the C-750

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Old Oct 31, 2004, 9:21 AM   #8
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Just a tip...if you want someone to visit your site, make the link hot so they can just click on it...add the http:// or use the URL command here (I don't know if it would work though without the http://...one way to find out:

http://WAYNEBRUNET.FOTOPIC.NET

Nope...it changes it to http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/W...ET.FOTOPIC.NET

You need the http:// for the url to work properly.
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Well I when for it and got a C-755. So far I am pleased with the few test shots I took. The 40X zoom is amazing. Also there is quite a decrease in the chromatic arboration. The camera is also smaller than the C-730, while still retaining the 4 AA battery format. More to come.....
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Old Nov 11, 2004, 3:49 PM   #10
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I'm very happy with my C-730.
The sharpness issue can be fixed in camera with good results.
You can check my own photos at
http://www.photo.net/photodb/member-photos?include=all&user_id=909183
if I have to upgrade it I wouldn't go for anything beyond C-750 in this line of cameras (other models don't use AA standards batteries).


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