Cameras with good micro function??


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Ivyx

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Hi!

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

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litefoot

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Micro? Only Nikon then :p
 

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Ivyx said:
Hi!

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

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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.
 

Ivyx

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

Ivyx

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

Ivyx

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

sumball

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My Coolpix 4500 is great!:D
 

sORe-EyEz

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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/
 

Ivyx

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

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