Rising to the challenge I took a few macro shots with the 950 to see just how close you can get. Camera was on a tripod, objects were on a 10 degree tilted sheet of 80gsm photocopy paper, lighting was from a 60W incandescent lamp. Camera in macro and aperture priority mode, center-weighted-average, auto-focus, incandescent white balance, mostly taken in the macro "sweet spot" (green macro indicator on the LCD). Closest macro was achieved at 11/16" (17.4mm) across the frame (about 2,300 DPI).

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May 7 1999
6:06:28 PM
Aperture: F5.9
Exposure EV: 5.1
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
5:58:03 PM
Shutter: 1/ 3
Aperture: F5.9
Exposure EV: 6.7
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
5:58:36 PM
Shutter: 1/ 9
Aperture: F5.9
Exposure EV: 8.2
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
6:01:31 PM
Shutter: 1/ 10
Aperture: F6
Exposure EV: 8.4
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
6:02:04 PM
Shutter: 1/ 8
Aperture: F6
Exposure EV: 8.1
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
6:02:27 PM
Shutter: 1/ 16
Aperture: F6
Exposure EV: 9.1
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
6:05:10 PM
Shutter: 1/ 3
Aperture: F5.7
Exposure EV: 6.6
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av
 
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May 7 1999
5:56:39 PM
Shutter: 1/ 3
Aperture: F6
Exposure EV: 6.7
Metering Mode: Ctr Wgt Av