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    dang.. you guys are making my birthday present look like a p.o.s.. okay, $50 shipped.

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    I have a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. I love it because I have no artistic ability and shaky hands and it manages to guess what the heck I was pointing at most all of the time. My wife is much better using it than I am. I just wish she would have interest in my plants and take the pics for me.

    I can't remember what I paid for it. I don't think it was outrageous. $300 maybe??


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    Lighting is always an issue... with macro photography, depth of field can become an issue and it can take a lot of light to overcome this unless your subject is perfectly still and you have a good tripod

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    what ever you choose make sure you have the option of turning thr flash off. That way with a small tripod you can get better macros without blowing out the inside of the pitchers, etc.

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    Do not want to take up photography, just want a good cheap camera with a good macro setting.
    Pitcher's only for me Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryophyta69 View Post
    Do not want to take up photography, just want a good cheap camera with a good macro setting.
    Even some of the cheap ones may have the no flash option and a cheap table top tripod for a light camera can be bought for ten bucks. No sense going super cheap now and regretting it later. Try doing a search at http://www.dpreview.com in their camera buying section, or join the group..then you can post questions.

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    I use a Canon A570. It's now an 'old' model, but still good. I got it as Christmas/b-day from family. It was $100 on closeout a couple yrs back due to being an old model.

    I then got an Opteka high def. 10x macro lens from Amazon. It was $5 including shipping, because they give you credit off of your first order after applying for an Amazon Visa. You don't ever have to use the card again, but that first time credit is worth it.

    These are some pics I recently took with it.

    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122808

    Also, a few other from another time prior.








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    As cameras become more advanced and cheaper, (Rate of about 2x per eighteen months or so), photographers who have to work to get that right shot will be forced into a little corner. I'm a complete amateur but I can take a great shot with my dad's camera that has a good macro lens, yet with mine I'm an absolute failure. And his is several years old. If someone spends a thousand bucks on a well rated camera nowadays, they can do as well as what people have posted, or better. That's why someone doesn't need to get into photography to take great shots, as Bryophyta69 is trying to say (He just wants a good camera!).

    There was a time when professional photographers would use magnesium flashes, spend hours on a single shot, work specifically with the lighting, and spend much of their time elbow deep in hazardous chemicals developing the film themselves. A cheap digital camera now will give much greater results than that, and they're only getting better.
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