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Old 08-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #91
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Can you guys give me a good recommendation for a camera? I will use it for mostly for near range photography. I can spend around $200-$500 on it. I'll try to buy one off amazon or ebay.

I just have a Nikon Coolpix digital camera. Would an SLR type of camera take better pictures? I did a lot of research about cameras 5 years ago, but forgot most of what I learned. I just remembered that I was looking for a SLR camera.
I use an Olympus E-420...Love it!!...Under 500 bucks
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A DSLR has numerous advantages, with main one being no shutter lag and exchangeable lenses. the problem there is that all these lenses cost money, and the better ones cost much more than the camera. For macro photography, which seems to be where your interest lies, expect a macro lens in the 60 to 100mm range to retail new for between $500 and $700.
As far as better pictures go, the DSLR tend to have a larger censor, which does help with picture quality. New models with more megapixels come out often, so perhaps an older model might offer better value, either new or slightly used. I have a Canon XSi, and like it a lot. I chose Canon because I know several people who shoot Canon, which gives me the opportunity to audition/borrow various lenses. Even the most basic DSLR in a company's line will offer lots of features, and any ( well, most) lenses you acquire will work on a new model if you decide to upgrade.
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I use my gf's nikon d90 with the basic 18mm-105mm lens. It doesn't do ultra closeup macro stuff, but it works great for aquarium related photos (can see the scales on fish) and family photos. If you are even remotely serious about photography and want awesome high quality photos, spend the extra and go with a DSLR, you won't regret it.
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Nikon D300 here.
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well i use 3 different cameras i use nikon d60 nikon d200 and nikon d7000
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Ohh a camera thread! This is just another one of my many expensive hobbies

I shoot with the following gear

Body: Canon 50D
Lens's: Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, Canon 50 f/1.4
Flash: Canon 580EX II
Tripod: Manfrotto 055XPROB Legs with Manfrotto 804RC2 3-Way head

Nothing too fancy, but it gets the job done. I plan on adding a Canon 70-200 f/2.8L, as well as the Manfrotto 410 junior gear drive head in the next couple of months.


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Cmon if u want quality get a nikon jk
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LOL, I'll admit that with the current bodies the Nikon's seem to do better in low light. But I think a 5D Mark III (when it comes out) will help me out in that department

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Old 11-20-2011, 03:42 PM   #100
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well i use 3 different cameras i use nikon d60 nikon d200 and nikon d7000
D200 is still my favourite! Was my first DSLR and I still use it now!
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