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Thread: Good choice for macro for ~$500?

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    Question Good choice for macro for ~$500?

    Greetings,

    I've been reading more reviews than I can count... I'm looking for a good, cheap, camera that will do some decent close up photography. And the catch is... I'm a complete n00b when it comes to digital photography!

    I'm doing a Web site for a tackle shop, and another for a jeweler. Both sites need good close-ups of their products.

    I'm not ready to jump to a Nikon D70 yet, which is the camera I'd prefer... I'm looking to spend $500 - $600 at the most.

    I've read good things about the Minolta DiMAGE 7i, but I thought I'd get a feeling for a couple of other options before I committed.

    Any other opinions and or demonstrations are VERY welcome!

    Thanks,

    /dak

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    For $500-600, can get a 2nd hand oly c4040.

    Here's a link on how to shoot jewelery!Online Photo school using c4040

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    WOW! Thanks for that link on shooting jewelry! I was definitely having some lighting issues... the flash was giving me way too much glare.

    Any idea how to get some good (ghetto?) lighting set up, dirt cheap?

    Thanks again!

    /dak

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    Nikons are usually good for their macro. Or you can get a secondhand 602z which has a supermacro mode of 1cm and hotshoe.

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