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    Advice on close-up shots
    Hi, relatively inexperienced in this area and wld appreciate advice from the pros. I need to take close-up shots of some products and my canon 850IS is definitely not capable of it.

    How much wld it cost to purchase an average lens that can take close-up shots with good clarity? Assuming I can get hold of a DSLR type camera.

    Alternatively, wld anyone be interested to take up this simple assignment for a small token fee? I definitely cannot afford what is paid to professional studios, so keep that in mind =). Also let me know how much you are expecting....

    Tks!
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    looking at your website, IMHO what you need most is not a DSLR, but a product light tent which is like a mini-studio for your product. If you are on a budget, you can build one yourself.

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    Default Re: Advice on close-up shots

    who says your 850IS is not up to it

    get background
    and nice window light
    and tripod
    and reflector

    if it is too difficult
    how small is "small token fee"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    who says your 850IS is not up to it

    get background
    and nice window light
    and tripod
    and reflector

    if it is too difficult
    how small is "small token fee"
    it cannot focus.... tried it.
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    How big is the object? What is the focusing distance (from camera to object) ? Did you turn on macro mode (flower) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl255 View Post
    it cannot focus.... tried it.
    how close are you from the subject?

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    prob abt 15-20cm? but you are right, i did not try the macro mode.... forgot abt that, will try it later, tks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl255 View Post
    it cannot focus.... tried it.
    can lah, my older 800IS can focus up to 1:1 but at Widest focal lenght
    yes switch to macro mode
    use a tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl255 View Post
    prob abt 15-20cm? but you are right, i did not try the macro mode.... forgot abt that, will try it later, tks!
    Try to mount the camera on a tripod, turn on macro mode, use 2sec timer mode should able to get good macro shots.

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