Good choice for macro for ~$500?


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dakkon

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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
 

dakkon

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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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