Comment needed on getting new DSLR camera for Macro photo taking


Nemofish

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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.php?pid=1316-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
 

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Rashkae

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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.
 

Nemofish

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Hi Rashkae,

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

Regards
 

ed9119

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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
 

Nemofish

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Hi ed9119,

Thanks for your valuable comment on Nikon D5000
 

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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
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

Nemofish

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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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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 :)
 

Smiles88

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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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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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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
 

zac08

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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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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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