Getting a camera

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Michael, May 23, 2005.

  1. Michael

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    I'm looking for a camera that produces great close proximity shots. I only really take close shots, and I'm looking for the cheapest, most effective camera. Any suggestions?
     
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    Digital or film? How close? How much money are you willing to spend? Lots of unanswered questions. As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for".
     
  3. Michael

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    Good point, I'm basically willing to spend anything up to £300. I'd prefer a digital camera, and my macro shots should be pretty close, up to 1-3cm.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Macro capabilities are one aspect that a lot of cheaper point & shoot digital cameras excel at.

    You can look up specs (including minimum focus distance) for most digital cameras at www.dpreview.com
     
  5. Artemis

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    dont get an SLR if you dont have much money, cause youll probs have to fork out a bit for a macro lens, get a nice small compact, or SLR like digital camera...
     
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    I recently bought a DSLR with a 14-45mm (28-105mm equivalent) lens by Olympus. It is the Evolt E-300. An incredible camera for the money! The kit cost me $466.00 S & H included! You will be amazed at what you can do with this camera...check it out on the web.
     
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    If you wouldn't mind shooting film, Yashica used to make a camera called a Dental Eye. It was made for dental close ups, and they are getting cheaper. They used to cost hundreds but now you can find them on e-bay cheap if you just wait for one to come around. I have seen them go as cheap as 50.00 to 75.00 dollars and as high as several hundred. Another thing that I am looking at is tubes. You can attach them between your camera body and lens. You can use any lens in the bag for close ups. They are way cheaper than a lens and produce very good close ups....
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    Any of the older 35mm cameras with a normal lens and a set of extension tubes will get the dog walked.
     
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    Oh yeah, The dental eye camera also has a ring flash built into the end of the lens, that by itself would be great for close ups in low light...
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