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    I bet it will, too. That is the highest I have done, though. I haven't tried larger, so I can't comment (from personal experience anyway) on how it will look.

    BTW: http://www.imaging-resource.com is a great place for information.




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    Dylfam, thanks for the great site! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Lauderdale, I was informed today by friends that "Optical Zoom" is superior to digital zoom generally. My camera has NO optical focusing cabablities whatsoever. I have an Olympus D380...

    Pat, I just want this for my plants and my PC pictorial history of the plants. No develping or anything like that.

    So far, I'm thinking about the C-5000 Olympus or the FinePix from Fujifilm S5000 Digital. It has an 10x optical zoom. Which do you guys think would be the better choice for macro? Eithe,r way I'm paying the same price, the Olympus is 5. Meg and the Fuji is 3.1 meg with super CCD HR whatever that means.

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    Nep G, yes that is true. Digital zoom, imho, just tends to make the pixels larger. So it looks closer, at the cost of clarity. That's why you should get the C-750 with a 10x optical zoom. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    But, if you are just doing plant stuff, with the super macro mode, you don't really need it (long optical zoom). Once you go into super macro mode (at least on Olympus cameras), the zoom is locked, and you only focus.

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    Yeah, if you only plan on taking plant pics to archive on your computer, a 2 megapixel would be just fine. Since you're taking plant pics, there's no need for high powered zooming either. Digital zoom is B.S. but you know that by now [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    I found a reasonable price for the C5000 Olympus...Here

    What about the Fujifine pix S5000? Is that good for this or no? Basically I'm debating between these two unless anyone else has a better suggestion....the Super Macro mode on the Olympus has grabbed my interest due to what i want to do...Nep pictures and close ups. Of course I'm sure it will be just fine with regular shots of the collection as well.

    Thanks for all you guys help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I really appreaciate it since I'm just beginning to understand what DC's are junk.

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    http://www2.butterflyphoto.com/shop/...spx?sku=C-5000

    A little cheaper. but depending on S&H on both sites, it could be pretty close.

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    If you are taking pictures of plants you will really fall in love with the SuperMacro on the olympus. I think that if all you really want to do with it is plant pictures, this is the one for you.

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    The C-750 and 740 have 10x opitical zoom and this is a really fun feature that I use constantly for boating and sports pics. That coupled with the "super macro" mode was the reason for my choice of the 750.
    The 740 is a less expensive version of the 750 and would have been my choice except it doesn't have a "hot shoe" for an external flash.
    As I said in my original post, there are many good cameras out there. I would figure what one will best serve your purpose...and then go one step UP.
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