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Old Jul 8, 2008, 1:55 PM   #1
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 6:52 PM   #2
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Super shot.....
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Excellent shot..

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Old Jul 13, 2008, 7:47 PM   #4
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Thanks, folks.

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Old Jul 15, 2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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I hate flies, but I like the unusual way its front feet are posed - makes a prosaic subject interesting.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 2:14 PM   #6
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Wow - awesome pic!

I'm wondering if you can give me some advice on a good DSLR camera/lens.

I'm buying one for the first time and part of what I want to use if for is pic's like the one you've taken (but more of flowers etc.)

I'm confused on what kind of lens can give you a picture that shows details that the naked eye doesn't easily see (like the details in your fly).

Is it a zoom lens/macro etc.... ?

I'm looking at the Sony Alpha 200, but I've found a lot of controversy over the competition between Sony, Canon, and Nikon.

I need something I can build on, with reasonably priced good lens (in the future).

I know you can buy older Minolta's lens' for the Sony, but I can't find any that are cheaper that the Canon or Nikon lens' - unless they are manual focus only (I would like manual and auto focus.)

Sorry for the list of questions - I really liked you photo!



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Old Jul 20, 2008, 7:28 PM   #7
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Hi Katie, Thanks for the nice compliment on my shot. I don't know much about the Sony camera. I use a Canon Rebel XTi with a Sigma Marcro lens with a Kenko 2X teleconverter to get shots like this. Some people use telephoto lenses (like the Canon 300 F4) with extension tubes which give you a shorter focuse distance. Some people also us close-up lenses like the Nikon 6T to get a closer focus distance, too. All my friends use Canon or Nikon and I don't think you can go wrong with either camera. There are some pretty decent third party lenses available if you do yourhomework. My Sigma cost about $300.00. Fred Miranda's web site has a lot of reviews of lenses by people who have them. Hope that helps.

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really good one
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 12:06 PM   #9
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Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for the advise!

I have one more question. I've been looking around online and Ihave found that I can buy a new Canon Rebel XT for a cheaper price than a Canon Rebel XTi. I've looked at the reviews on this site and I don't see any major differences besides minor improvements in the XTi. But then again - I don't really understand all those technical terms yet anyway.

Do you think it is not wise to buy the older model?

Thanks again!

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Or should I save for the Canon XSi ?

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