Advice on camera choice

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  1. laugh-a-lot

    laugh-a-lot TPF Noob!

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    I would appreciate any advice from members suggesting a budget camera for my purpose.
    My main interest is with Macro photography as I am fascinated with small insects, flowers etc. Though of course I still wish to take 'normal' photographs.
    Any advice or tips from members would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
     
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    prabh TPF Noob!

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    I found the Canon EOS 1000D as a great starting off point...in terms of cost vs utility...The type of shots you wish to take may well depend on the lens you use..hope this helps..:) iam sure there are other models out there which iam not aware of..maybe some of the more experienced members will have more info for you...
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Macro photography requires a lens specifically designed for that kind of close up work.

    The lens can still be used for regular photography.

    A decent macro lens will cost from a couple of hundred $$$'s and up.

    Canon makes some very nice macro lenses. Their 100 mm macro runs about $1050.00 USD:

    EOS (SLR) Camera Systems - Macro - Macro Lens - EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM - Canon USA Consumer Products

    While their 50 mm is about $300.00 USD:

    Both will work on the Canon 1000D mentioned above.

    EOS (SLR) Camera Systems - Macro - Macro Lens - EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro - Canon USA Consumer Products

    Both will work on the Canon 1000D mentioned above.
     

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