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    I'd like to buy a new digital camera. Trouble is I have no idea what brand/model to buy. I figured I run it by you folks since I see so many stellar photos here.

    My primary interest for this camera is my plants, so I'd need one with descent macro features.

    Thanks for any input!
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    I use an Olympus 400-Z but I've had it for a good while. Its a good camera but falls a bit short in some areas. When I get my new camera, it will be a Nikon 5700. That's a GREAT camera. Ask Troy...he has one and loves it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    i use the canon ixus 400 model to shoot pics of my hike in mount kinabalu plus my plants i grow at home. It's not that good because it cant zoom in during video mode and it dosen't have many different types of views.

    i recomend the 5.0 megapixel sony cybershot my cousin has it, it can take super macro pics plus it has many different modes.
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    I use the Sony DSC F-717 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Oooh, I don't like the Nikon 5700, I use this at work all the time. It's cumbersome and the autofocus bites! Changing settings on the fly is a chore. You have to turn the camera around sideways to find the macro button, hold that down and flip the wheel at the same time to manual focus. With the Sony, you can change your settings without ever taking your eyes off the viewfinder. The only thing I like about the Nikon is it's flip out screen. Do try out the Sony before spending all that money.
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    I use the Sony 707. I take a lot of macro shots in nature, and I love this camera for that type of work.

    Pictures of my nature photography can be seen here:
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    elgecko, those photos are fabulous! Are you using a close-up lens attachment for your macro shots? The DOF on those are awesome.
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    while i havent gotten it yet im looking at a Cannon Digital rebel cause it can use the lenses i have for my cannon SLR cameras. its pricy at just under $1000. im waiting on some more ppl to get some experiance with it and ill decide then if it is worth it. currently im using a Cannon rebel G and a cannon A2 and scanning the negatives on a $300 polaroid Negative scanner.

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    Thanks guys! This is good stuff....keep it commin'
    Elgecko, those photos are GREAT!
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