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    Off topic I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    Some of you guys post some of the best pictures I've ever seen. The detail and clarity of the pictures are outstanding. What cameras are you using?

    I need to update my camera and my budget is around $200.00 . what do you guys reccomend?

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    10 Mega-Pixil Sony digital. I use the macro setting and Photobucket.

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    Well I use a Olympus SP-570UZ, 10 megapixel & 20x optical zoom. I think it was around $500-600, but I'm not positive on that. There are lots of excellent cameras in the $200 range, my wife just got a Canon in that price range, though I forget which model it is.

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    I think a lot of the people who take the best photographs would say that a light box is more important than the camera used - even an improvised one should help a lot. A tripod or camera clamp can help a lot too, and maybe a copy of Photoshop, Paint.Net or the Gimp (the last tow are free).

    Other than that, look on ebay for refurbished stock - Canon sell their returns that way in the UK. There are some good deals to be had.

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    any newer digital click and shoot will do, and $200 will suffice just fine. i use a Nikon d50, it's pretty old and I really do need to upgrade it, but it still works more than well enough.

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    It is not the camera, it is 1% lighting 1% equipment and 98% your imagination.

    Considering that I lack the third component throughly, I take sucky pics.

    I use Panasonic DMC-FZ3 (old 3 MP point and shoot one).

    It has 12x zoom lens made by Leica.

    2.8f fixed ALL THE WAY to 12x (420mm zoom lens equivalent in 35mm terms)

    Their later version cheapened the lens to be variable fstop at 2.8-3.9 or something like that. Still very bright, but not quite the same.

    For editing, I use GIMP, of course, pretty much only thing I can do is resize it so I can upload to Photo Bucket though.
    Last edited by hpark21; March 17th, 2009 at 04:01. Reason: changed composition to equipment
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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    I use a Sony T2. I disagree in with the above statement about lighting.
    Id say its 50% lighting, 25% imagination, 25% camera. If you have skills on top of this, everything will just look that much better.

    A light box is not a must-have, but it does help. I dont use one myself, but I need very nice natural lighting to get a good shot.

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjrjrj View Post
    a light box is not a must-have, but it does help. I dont use one myself, but i need very nice natural lighting to get a good shot.
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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    Canon G9 and a Nikon Coolpix S500. I shot these macros free hand (watch on one wrist, camera in other hand) with natural light using the G9:







    These were shot with the S500 while hand held:








    How do you get good with the camera? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice! Shoot tons of pictures since you can simply delete the bad ones.

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    Re: I see you guys have some amazing pictures! What camera are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    How do you get good with the camera? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice! Shoot tons of pictures since you can simply delete the bad ones.
    This has to be echoed once more.

    It costs nothing and you learn heck of a LOT by shooting a lot.

    Even in same situations, try different settings and see what the different settings make what kind of changes. Like shoot them with different exposure settings/different shutter timing settings. if done exactly in same situation and the same lighting, you learn a LOT as to what difference those settings make.

    Considering our subject does not move, it is not difficult to understand the different settings and the difference they make in final product.

    It is even EASIER with digital photos as all the information (exposure, shutter timing, etc) are embedded into the .JPG that it creates.

    Open the picture using image viewer and look at the properties, then view Metadata. On my computer (SuSE Linux 11.0 using KDE ShowPhoto) I get these information (in one of the files):

    File name: p1040528.jpg (Standard EXIF Tags)

    >>> Photograph Information <<<

    Color Space : sRGB
    Components Configuration : YCbCr
    Compressed Bits per Pixel : 4
    Contrast : Normal
    Custom Rendered : Normal process
    Date and Time (digitized) : 2009:03:15 16:19:42
    Date and Time (original) : 2009:03:15 16:19:42
    Digital Zoom Ratio : 0.0
    Exif Version : 48 50 50 48
    Exposure Bias : 0
    Exposure Mode : Manual
    Exposure Program : Manual
    Exposure Time : 1/30 s
    FNumber : F8
    File Source : Digital still camera
    Flash : No, compulsory
    FlashPix Version : 48 49 48 48
    Focal Length : 5.3 mm
    Focal Length In 35mm Film : 40.0 mm
    Gain Control : Low gain up
    ISO Speed Ratings : 200
    Interoperability IFD Pointer : 6652
    Light Source : Unknown
    Max Aperture Value : F2.8
    Metering Mode : Multi-segment
    Pixel X Dimension : 2016
    Pixel Y Dimension : 1512
    Saturation : Low
    Scene Capture Type : Standard
    Scene Type : Directly photographed
    Sensing Method : One-chip color area
    Sharpness : Soft
    White Balance : Auto


    >>> Image Information <<<

    Date and Time : 2009:03:15 16:19:42
    Exif IFD Pointer : 396
    Manufacturer : Panasonic
    Model : DMC-FZ3
    Orientation : top, left
    Print Image Matching : 80 114 105 110 116 73 77 0 48 50 53 48 0 0 14 0 1 0 22 0 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 100 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 10 0...
    Resolution Unit : inch
    X-Resolution : 72
    YCbCr Positioning : Co-sited
    Y-Resolution : 72


    >>> Embedded Thumbnail <<<

    Compression : JPEG (old-style)
    JPEG Interchange Format : 0
    JPEG Interchange Format Length : 7559
    Orientation : top, left
    Resolution Unit : inch
    X-Resolution : 72
    YCbCr Positioning : Co-sited
    Y-Resolution : 72


    >>> Interoperability <<<

    Interoperability Index : R98
    Interoperability Version : 48 49 48 48


    See? You do not even have to write a note to remember what you did later. Take a few shots and you will learn the technical aspects of photography in no time. Only thing would be, do you have the imagination?

    Only thing I WISH my point and shoot has is manual focus option which my camera lacks even in full manual mode.
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