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Camera for macro photos

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Hi there

 

I'm looking for a camera that will help me take very nice detailed macro photos of collectors coins.

 

What camera, lens etc. would the pro's recommend?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Regards

 

Thomas

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re macro's

 

Most SLR's can do fine macro shots, with the right lens (dedicated macro lens)

The particular camera brand isn't so crucial.

 

My Panasonic FZ10 can do nice macro's generally, but has given lousy shots of medals, I think its partly due to the inferior focus area's of the point and shoots compared to SLR's.

 

...and lastly lighting will be most important, probably best to make a light-box if you're handy with DIY or otherwise just buy one.

 

Then its just a question of practice and avoiding common mistakes like your reflection and light flares on the coin surfaces.

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Ask COAZ1,

 

He deals with cameras.

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Order received and your camera is on its way.

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Gee that was fast.

 

Dont you love the internet.

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jeepers, fast like a cat on a hot tin roof.

 

Gotta confess to being curious what the recommendation was though, if its not too personal. :)

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Nice camera, nice price, better than splashing out the big dollars for a SLR.

 

thanks for appeasing my nosyness :)

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Hi,

 

I actually got lucky and had the sale before reading the post. I think this Fuji S2000HD is just about as close to the perfect all-rounder one can get. I actually bought it for myself, but put it on auction after running out of ideas. Next I'll have some underwater stuff on Crazy Wednesday.

 

Of course nothing beats my Pentax MX32 (like my avatar) for macro. It focuses right up to zero. You can move to within 5cm of your subject and then zoom in.

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Sounds like a great camera,

 

but there is always a but.

 

What could one expect to pay for one?

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Not that one I was referring to the Pentax MX32

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Hi,

 

The Pentax is not for sale, as people would not be willing to pay what its worth, due to it being 3.2Megapixels. It would cost in the region of R1500 plus.

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I use a Canon A620 with a Canon 250D Close-up "filter".

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