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    Too many camera choices!

    I'm trying to figure out which digital camera to get for Christmas. I want a canon EOS but I don't know anything about digital cameras. I will mostly be doing macro shots. I only have a $500-$600. I know a lot of people on this forum are excellent photographers, so please help!

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    Check out flickr.com as well. over there....go to EXPLORE and use flikr camera finder. There u can see pics from each camera and get stats of what ppl use.

    thats one resource. Ultimately, a review from one of the photographers here may help.

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    canon xti slr
    or
    sony alpha slr
    there are lots of sales this time of year.
    get a slr
    SK-8 OR DIE

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    if you are going to be doing macro lenses your going to want to wait a little while longer after you buy this camera. A good macro lens costs as much as the camera or more!

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    AFIAK there is only one macro lens on the market with greater than lifesize (1x) magnification the Canon MP-E65. It's manual focus and you will need macro focusing rails and a tripod to use it at magnification > 1x. List price is $1399 US.

    Minolta used to be the leader in macro lenses and bellows in the 35mm SLR world. Time for Sony Alpha to step up to the plate regain this position in the digital world.

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    with an SLR its the lens that matters with macro shots not the camera body.....any of the basic digital bodies will work fine but adding a macro lens is prolly gong to cost you more than you budget will tolerate.....
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    Or you could just grow neps and forget about macro. Eventually they all get big enough to photograph any part of them anyway. Do you REALLY need to see the nectar glands inside the pitchers, etc? For $1400, I think I'll pass
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    Well they way I get good pics for small things is take a close full quality shot then blow it up;
    now adays you can buy a good 12 megapixel fuji camera for $250 then you wouldn't need macro I get good shots with 3 megapixel camera(it broke though)

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