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Old Apr 4, 2003, 4:40 PM   #1
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Default CONSIDERING PURCHASING C50-50 ZOOM

Hi, Im currently saving up for a C50-50 ZOOM, but before I do so, I would like to know what people who work with Olympus cameras have to say. Im personally a Minolta person, but I am willing to make the switch. What are the pros and cons of Olympus, specifically the C50-50?[/list][/list][/quote] Also, how is the Super Macro mode? Im very much into macrophotography and this feature immediately caught my eye.
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Old Apr 4, 2003, 4:59 PM   #2
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C5050 Pros
5mp
4 types of media support, CF, SM and XdPicture Card and microdrive
moveable LCD panel
Photo Assist Lamp
Great lens F1.8
Very reasonable price for the 5MP market

Cons
3X optical zoom, some want a larger zoom or ultra zoom
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Old Apr 4, 2003, 5:49 PM   #3
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e.b.: the 5050 is probably the best (personal opinion, but after extensive research) features/bucks 5mp out there. At least, there is none that blows it right out of the water anyway.
In terms of macro, take a look at some of the work I have recently done with it. I personally think its a very effective feature.

http://www.pbase.com/tabbasco/macro

In the shot named "blue centre", the front element was only 2 inches from the subject.
Hope it helps,
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Old Apr 4, 2003, 6:05 PM   #4
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Those macro shots were unbelivable! As far as memory goes, what combinations of memory format can you use simultaniousely? (ex CF II & SM or Xd....) Also, is there any way to adapt my Minolta flash to work with this camera? (I dont think there is, but it was expensive so I was just wondering)
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Old Apr 4, 2003, 9:32 PM   #5
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thanks e.b....
In terms of caqrds, I use a 128 xd and a 512 cf. I chose to stay at the 512 because the combo of the two will result in 640mbs, that can still fit in one cd. I also have another 256 cf i use in my mp3 player for backup. My tests have shown the xd to be faster than the cf. I thionk you can use a 1gig cfII, a 4 gig cf, and whatever size xd you can get.
As far as your flash is concerned, if it has a standard hot shoe it will fit onto the 5050; you may lose a lot of its auto functions though. I use a sunpak i had with my canons 5 years ago, and it works just fine.Take it to a store and try it.

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Old Apr 8, 2003, 8:50 PM   #6
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I was thinking about geting a 50-50 but I could go either way...
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