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    Default Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    Hi All Seniors,

    I would like to go into photo taking, more on macro photo taking. Never owned a DSLR before.

    I did some internet search and saw recommendation was on Nikon D5000 model for macro photo taking. http://www.nikon.com.sg/productitem....316-d51d9da185


    Is it worth getting this camera for macro photo taking?


    I would also lilke to ask how to select a good macro lens for Nikon D5000 or generic brand macro lens. (mainly for taking close up shot like flowers,animals,small little things which can show fine details of the subject)

    Many thanks
    Last edited by Nemofish; 29th July 2010 at 09:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    ANY DSLR will be able to take macro shots for you. So long as you attach a macro lens.

    Please do a search for the MANY Macro threads here, where people discuss a lens, a raynox filter or an extension tube. There's also the FAQs in the Macro section.
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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    Hi Rashkae,

    Thanks for the advice. Will do a search on the macro threads.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    with its live and tilt LCD screen the D5000 is GREAT for macro shooting..... no more backaches

    Nikon and Tamron have great macro dedicated lenses

    you wont go wrong
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    Hi ed9119,

    Thanks for your valuable comment on Nikon D5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    with its live and tilt LCD screen the D5000 is GREAT for macro shooting..... no more backaches
    yes yes on a recent trip using my DSLR without a live and tilt LCD screen, i was trying to capture 2 beautiful butterfiles that was moving from flower to flower. I didn't have a tripot with me. so there i was, in a half squat position with my eye planted on the viewfinder, waiting for the butterflies to land so that I can capture. needless to say, my whole body was aching after the 2 hour of outdoor macro shoot

    live view and tilt lcd is indeed a plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    with its live and tilt LCD screen the D5000 is GREAT for macro shooting..... no more backaches

    Nikon and Tamron have great macro dedicated lenses

    you wont go wrong
    A Sony A300/350/330/380/500/550 is good for the same purpose, and at least the autofocus in liveview is full speed.
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    A d5000 is definitely a plus only because of the tilt lcd live view. How many times have i lamented needing to bend in uncomfortable positions just hoping to capture an image at that angle.
    Anyway, do read up on macro photography. You most probably have to use manual focusing too. But trust me, you will love it.

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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    I finially bought my first DSLR camera yesterday.

    Nikon D5000
    Also bought Raynox macro conversion lens DCR-250 to try out macro shots

    As I'am totally new to phototaking. Now is reading most of the time and test out taking shots.

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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemofish View Post
    I finially bought my first DSLR camera yesterday.

    Nikon D5000
    Also bought Raynox macro conversion lens DCR-250 to try out macro shots

    As I'am totally new to phototaking. Now is reading most of the time and test out taking shots.
    Congrats on ur purchase, feel free to ask any qs if still in doubt
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    Default Re: Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking

    better yet, join outings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemofish View Post
    I finially bought my first DSLR camera yesterday.

    Nikon D5000
    Also bought Raynox macro conversion lens DCR-250 to try out macro shots

    As I'am totally new to phototaking. Now is reading most of the time and test out taking shots.
    A good first step. Many ppl seem to forget abt the booklet tt comes with the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    A good first step. Many ppl seem to forget abt the booklet tt comes with the camera.
    I do agree... quite rare to find people with such good learning attutude around. Alot are just waiting to be spoonfed.

    TS,
    Congrats on your new purchase. If you're really into macro, the next step is an external flash. My personal opinion, forget about using the tripod esp when you're using raynox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    A Sony A300/350/330/380/500/550 is good for the same purpose, and at least the autofocus in liveview is full speed.
    unfortunate though sony is way too underestimated as a DSLR and most newbies only go for either of the 2 most popular brand..everytime one ask me and if i recommend either a sony or a pentax, in the end they will go canon/nikon.

    live view+steady shot are good for macro photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by naynoy View Post
    unfortunate though sony is way too underestimated as a DSLR and most newbies only go for either of the 2 most popular brand..everytime one ask me and if i recommend either a sony or a pentax, in the end they will go canon/nikon.

    live view+steady shot are good for macro photography
    Problem may be the limited amount of macro lens for the particular mount. And also the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Problem may be the limited amount of macro lens for the particular mount. And also the cost.
    sony = konika/minolta mount
    this is a legacy type of mount inherited by sony when they bought over KM

    many still thinks alpha mounts = limited lens, that is what i thought as well during the very beginning until i realized the abundance of lenses (some dating back as long as the '80s) that can be used with an alpha mount.

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