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    Macro shots with a 4 meg camera

    Since Scott made this comment on another thread I made with a macro shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Steve has an unfair advantage with that DSLR thingy with an extension.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...339#post915339

    I need to prove that nice macros can be made with an inexpensive camera.

    I bought my wife a 4 meg Canon A520 a few years ago for Christmas. It cost around $200.00 or $250.00 I can not remember exactly.

    So the first shot here is a reflection in the mirror of the camera I used for the following shots. (Look close and you can tell I moved the camera when I took the picture.)

















    Hope this shows that nice pictures can be taken with less expensive cameras if setting are properly set.


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    Very nice! My camera can't take macros that close. It's 8 megapixels, but if I get too close, it blurs, if I'm not close enough, I can't really get the shot and when I edit the picture to zoom in, it kind of comes out blurred.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    I was hoping for a shot of the famous elgecko hamata.
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    that is the famous elgecko hamata haha!

    I just use a Nikon Coolpix 16 Meg, and most of my macros turn out decent or better. I really need to upgrade though.
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    Wow your camera is so small!

    Also, what a healthy slackii you have there!

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    Wow... my little point-and-shoot doesn't get anywhere near that sharp an image. Very nice!
    I think you may be making the false assumption that the inexpensive cameras in question have settings to adjust - my camera has neither white balance nor focus controls. Mine is pretty old; I guess nowadays you can get something nice and name-brand for one or two hundred dollars. But you have to admit that Canons aren't representative of the average inexpensive digital camera.
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    I've played with the settings, alright. The camera moves slightly when I depress the shutter all the way. And yes, I depress it partway so it focuses. I've played with macros, closeups, the shake mode, distance, angle, lighting, etc... Too bad I'm not in SE PA anymore. This is about the best I'm getting out of it:
















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