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Old Apr 10, 2004, 4:14 PM   #1
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Default Need a good camera for taking pics of jewelry

Okay, I know this must have been asked a thousand times before. But I need to know whether its fuji or not, I need a camera is capable of handling really tight shots (macro I guess) of watches, earring and things like that. I also want it to be able to handle taking pictures of the birds outside on my trees on my property. I dont need it to have video or sound.

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Old Apr 10, 2004, 5:39 PM   #2
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My fuji F602 can go down to about 1.5" and take very detailed shots - I guess the replacement - the 7000 is equally as good.

As an example, look at this picture of my mouse:

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Old Apr 11, 2004, 3:03 PM   #3
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There are a number of excellent digital cameras which can do what you want.

Probably the "best" macros in terms of low distortion and maximum magnification are the Nikon CP series digicams. The down side is that they need good light to get a focus lock, so you would need to provide proper lighting for jewelry, etc.

As for shooting birds, etc., the CP series of Nikon work very well with tele converters up to 3X (TC-E3), and accept many different monocular (telescopic adapters) to 8x or so which gives 32x optical range. They also work well with telescopes as lenses for digiscoping up to 6000mm focal length.

If shooting jewelry is your primary purpose, then the Fuji S602Z, Fuji S7000Z, any of a number of Sony and Minolta digicams all have excellent macro capabilities. You can always add macro filters for super close-ups to nearly any digicam with macro capability.

I shoot gallery fine art professionally, and for some jewelry and small art I use my Sony F828 which has superb color accuracy and great features. Here's a typical art object shot - this little frog is about 2 inches across:

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Old Apr 11, 2004, 3:22 PM   #4
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Default What if I wanted both?

what if I wanted a camera that could handle both the macro as well as the sitance shots? note I can only afford to spend 300.00. I am not a professional photographer.

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Old Apr 11, 2004, 3:38 PM   #5
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Save your money until you have about $500 and look at the Panasonic FZ10. In the $300 range, there really is no "new" digicam which fits your needs very well.

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Old Apr 11, 2004, 9:23 PM   #6
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If you want to use a Fuji the S7000 is the way to go but it will cost you more than the $300 youre wanting to spend.

You might take a look at the canon A75. It has a maco mode capable of taking shots at only 5CM and generally the A models do a good job at close ups. They also have a wide range of manual controls and are generally a very good all around camera for under 300
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Default what about the kodak 6490??

what about the Kodak 6490?? I heard it ws good, any thoughts?
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