A Newbie Needing Help

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  1. xoxide

    xoxide TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys, well im on the hunt for a decent camera to use mainly in macro for taking pictures of my 1/24-1/8 scale model cars...... So I need a camera with a good macro mode. Now, A buddy of mine swears by the Nikon 990/995.... Its an older camera by the looks of it, and I looked on ebay and they were going around 30-50 dollars.... They seem to take good good quality photos link here-http://forum.spc.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1595

    Now so basically my question is this: Would the Nikon 990 be a decent camera for taking macro shots in? Especially like the ones provided in the link?

    And it seems the camera isnt digital, so how do I go about putting the photos onto my computer?

    Thanks for all the help,
    Brandon.
     
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    Your only two posts are the same thread in different sections.

    Link..........well I'm not going to register. To put them on the computer, you would have to scan them. The quality of the picture would depend on the scanner used......you're getting into alot

    ~Michael~
     
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    Sorry..... Well, Theres another option I would think correct, cant you get the pictures developed onto a CD?

    Im 14, dont have a large pocket, and need a camera that has a decent macro mode because currently I have a Panasonic DMC-FX8 and the macro is horrible, and the shutter speed is crap.
     
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    iflynething TPF Noob!

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    That's another option. I used to work at Wolf Camera and we had some people who that's all they did was develop to a CD. To be honest, that can get really expensive because we charged for the developing AND the CD.

    ~MIchael~
     
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    Welcome aboard.
     
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    If I remember correctly, the Nikon E990 (same as Coolpix 990 (?)) is a heavier than normal camera, comes in kinda two sections that swivel in the middle(?). I believe it to use interchangeable lenses (but any money spent on older lenses can also be spent on NEWER lenses for newer cameras...lol).

    Think the 990 is pretty good for long shots and landscapes, don't know about the Macro capabilities.

    If you want a good cheap Macro capable camera - look at the pics taken below. I took those with an old Fujifilm 2650 (CAN'T cost more than $25 - $30 now used on eBay or Craigslist) and it doesn't require firmware updates like I have heard the Nikon 990 needs (but not sure of that).

    The Fuji also has easy to learn menu's and has options for White Balance and manual mode. Easy camera to use to learn how to take pictures.

    Even though I have a Nikon D40, will still keep the Fuji 2650 for family and beach use, point and shoot kind of stuff.

    The pics below were taken playing around, hand held, available light, with ZERO setup or staging of any kind.

    Here is a small token about the size of a fingertip (smaller than a penny) and note the detail in the knap of the towel.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13684348@N06/2985427429/

    Here is a photo of the publication information for an old comic book, and you know how small that stuff is.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13684348@N06/2986283210/

    Here are a couple of long shot - just to show you how versatile such an el-cheapo little camera can be.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13684348@N06/2986284074/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13684348@N06/2986283790/


    Hope this helps you choose something that will work for YOU!

    Everyone has to start somewhere, GOOD LUCK!
     
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    Hello Brandon and Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome!!!
     
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    I know that this is an old thread but nobody specifically replied to the query about the format of the 990 which of course is digital.It is 3.4mp as I remember and a fantastic macro capable camera.It has a great lens as well.I use one to document all of my repair work for reference.The 950 is also a great camera with the swivel body which makes taking the closeups easy.It has a 2.1mp CCD and also has a very good lens.Ron G
     

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