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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Immobilize the insect and put it under a microscope..
    Wah...that's even more extreme than the MP-E 65mm Macro.
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    Default Re: Compact with good macro function

    "zero" mm focusing is good. but u may be end up touching the lens.
    Is there any compact or slightly higher end compact that can put a filter infront and have good macro function? It quite an oily n dusty enviroment I m in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanman
    "zero" mm focusing is good. but u may be end up touching the lens.
    Is there any compact or slightly higher end compact that can put a filter infront and have good macro function? It quite an oily n dusty enviroment I m in.
    i think for camera's like fz5 and s2 they have a lens adaptor to add filters. for my macro work i usually add a 55 > 52 step down followed by my nikon 4T and my hoya +4..hoping to get a raynox dcr-250 if it gets through.

    i think its possible for the other compact cameras to add macro functionalities and other stuff to it, aside from the camera's built in macro functions. look for cameras like canon/nikon which has teleconverters or adaptors to add attatchment to the camera's.

    eg. check out this guys cam gallery. and this ladies cam info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scanman
    "zero" mm focusing is good. but u may be end up touching the lens.
    Is there any compact or slightly higher end compact that can put a filter infront and have good macro function? It quite an oily n dusty enviroment I m in.
    0cm is just a term to describe how close the marco mode can take but not asking you to touch subject to lens (though you can). Most of the prosumers allow you to have filters. As for oily and dusty, dun worry too much as long as you are not going to touch the lens with your oily fingers or spill oil over it. Filters can protect against the dust.

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    IMO, filters are a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Wah...that's even more extreme than the MP-E 65mm Macro.
    Yah! Been there, done that in my previous job, but the depth of field is terrible so I didn't keep the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Yah! Been there, done that in my previous job, but the depth of field is terrible so I didn't keep the picture.
    Hmmm...then i suggest sticking to a macro lens is the safest hehe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Hmmm...then i suggest sticking to a macro lens is the safest hehe...
    Yeah.. later got the boss to buy PC85/2.8 Micro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Hmmm...then i suggest sticking to a macro lens is the safest hehe...
    it actually not the safest of the answer. it the easiest. might as well get 105mm nikon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Yeah.. later got the boss to buy PC85/2.8 Micro.
    PC85??
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    Quote Originally Posted by scanman
    it actually not the safest of the answer. it the easiest. might as well get 105mm nikon.
    Yeah...by the way i'm not using nikon so i'll get the canon 100mm macro if i'm really venturing into macro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    I doubt any compact cams can do 1:1 macro.
    As mentioned by Gern Boi, the Nikon coolpix 4500 is a very good comapct camera with great macro ability. And it can produce ont only 1:1 but 0.45:1 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumball
    As mentioned by Gern Boi, the Nikon coolpix 4500 is a very good comapct camera with great macro ability. And it can produce ont only 1:1 but 0.45:1 .
    Is there anyother compact cam or non DSLR that can perform similar to CP 4500?

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    CP 995? the even older model.. hehe

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    Hmmmm interesting
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    I dunno about the newer model because there are too many models and brand in the market these days... Me old man blur liao especially after I have got my CP 4500, I dun go look for another better one. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    PC85??
    Yeah.. Perspective Control, like Canon's TS lenses. I have an ex colleague who is using the TS 90 with extension tubes for micro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Yeah.. Perspective Control, like Canon's TS lenses. I have an ex colleague who is using the TS 90 with extension tubes for micro.
    Wah...i didn't know the TS lens can do macro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Wah...i didn't know the TS lens can do macro.
    In fact, it would be good because you can tilt the lens to get more depth across a plane object if you shoot at an angle. He bought the TS lenses after seeing the results from the PC85. Sorry I can't show any pictures because they belong to my ex company. I'll post if I can find some test shots. I'll need to search through my CDRs.

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    TS lens give very good DOF especially if you are doing product shoots.

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