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Old Aug 27, 2002, 9:23 AM   #1
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Default MACRO: What's best $500 macro camera at the moment?

Hi guys,

I have to take photos of various college rings for my work and I need a camera that has a very close macro setting WITH very good imaging, that enables me to get up close (5cm max?)

My budget is around the $500 mark. Can anyone recommend one that I could use for this work?

Much appreciated, 1HPD
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Old Aug 28, 2002, 8:21 AM   #2
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Any one of Nikon's Coolpix line will give you great marcros. They focus down to 1 cm!

Here's an example. Bet ya' didn't know a $20 bill has that imprint (lower left corner).

[Edited on 8-28-2002 by MK]
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Old Aug 29, 2002, 3:39 PM   #3
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There's no doubt that the Nikon CP's are the best for macro use. If you could up the ante about $100 you could probably pick up a CP4500. Otherwise a CP950, 990 or 995 might be available for a bit less.

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