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    Hi!

    I want to buy a camera with good macro function. Any recommedation?
    Budget: $500 to $600

    Last edited by Ivyx; 1st August 2005 at 04:07 PM.

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    Micro? Only Nikon then :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivyx
    Hi!

    I want to buy a camera with good micro function. Any recommedation?
    It would help to state your budget and slightly more of what you expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litefoot
    Micro? Only Nikon then :P
    Yeah i agree. Remembered that for consumer range, nikon use to make the best macro cams. For DSLR range, the camera body doesn't matter so much anymore.

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    my budget is about $500 to $600. tink i cannot afford DSLR.

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    actually i don't realli like nikon cos currently im using coolpix 4200. it is so slow in between shots

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    what should i look out for? i mean the specs. Closest focus distance?

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    Canon A series have a quite decent macro performance

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    My Coolpix 4500 is great!

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    u may 1 2 consider Ricoh R1v. 1cm macro function, 4.8X optical zoom, etc...

    opinions from users r posted on www.dpreview.com

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    If you have a cheap point and shoot digicam, you can still turn it into a good macro camera with the help of a small 10X or 15X magnifying glass. These magnifying glasses are small...the kind that is used by watchmakers or jewelers, and even hobbyists to examine stamps and coins. Attach the magnifier to the front of your camera (but DO NOT touch the camera lens) with some blutack, optically zoom your camera in as much as you can to omit the dark ring of the magnifying glass from your frame, and voila!

    The magnification is awesome, but the depth of field becomes very shallow and the distance you have to be from your subject is going to be quite small. I took these photos with such a magnifying glass mounted over the front of my old Canon PowerShot A40:

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/17787985/

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/19288666/

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/15677076/

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    I also recommend Canon A series digital camera. Although it dun have sexy look, but its has full control of manual settings, able to produce good quality and accurate WB.


    See my A70 samples
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Ivyx,

    The other cams that you can consider are:
    Ricoh R2
    Canon A95
    Nikon Coolpix 5900
    Canon Ixus 50



    cheers....

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    Wow! Thanx
    The pictures you all took are so cool.

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