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Old Aug 15, 2003, 4:03 AM   #7
shene
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Default Re: Macro photography

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Originally Posted by AK
I currently have an Olympus C3020Z, which is a good overall camera. BUT, it's just not good enough for macro shots....

Does anyone have any recommendations for a camera with good image quality and good macro?
So far, the best camera for macro is perhaps Nikon's Coolpix 4500. However, with your C3020Z and close-up lenses, you still can get descent macro shots. As a starter, buy a close-up filter set. Usually, they come with +1, +2 and +4 diopters and the reasonable ones may cost about < $50. See, for example,
http://www.2filter.com/prices/specials.html#Here's%20some%20filters%20to%20help% 20capture%20the%20color%20of You can stack two and no more than close-up lenses for higher magnification. By the way, the concept of using close-up lenses is moving your camera closer to the subject, and, as a result, have higher magnification. To use a close-up lens, set your camera to maximum zoom (i.e., zooming all the way in). Start with a close-up lens and try different combinations to fit your need. Take a look at the "Close-Up" page of my Coolpix 2500 User Guide for more basics and details.

CK
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