Post by emiliasgarden on Oct 20, 2006 6:19:05 GMT 7
Hello guys! ;D
I have become tired of taking bad resolution pictures with my cellular or with my crazy digital camera (which has decided to take a rest, whatever it means). I have lots of pictures to take to share with you all, but this theme of not having a good camera is draving me crazy.
So, please, can you give me any advice of what camera should i buy in order to be albe to take pictures of my plants, from whole plant and growing areas pics, to detailed pictures of inside pitchers, strange inflorescences, glands, etc.
FWIW, Stefan and me have both been using a KonicaMinolta Dimage G600 (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dimage_g600.html). I would only switch to another camera if I were to shoot pygmy dews. Our pictures speak for themselves.
I really like the Fuji S series (FinePix). Moderately priced depending on how much camera you need. They look and feel like a camera and not like a matchbox or cell phone. They gather a lot of light and take great macros.
"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones ..." John Maynard Keynes
if you want to evolve away from compact cams and enter the wonderful world of reflex cams with swappable lenses, take a look at this one: www.letsgodigital.org/en/9107/panasonic_lumix_fz50/ This was recommended to me by a professional photographer who uses this as his bread-and-butter cam. It's really cheap, good (I've seen his pictures) and if you add a macro lens, you're good to go.
This is gonna be my Christmas present to myself....
The kind of camera you get should depend on your style of taking photographs. If you’re a serious photographer who goes out on photography expeditions with the sole intention of taking photos, get a digital SLR. These cameras tend to take the best photos, but they are bulky. If you’re more of a garden variety photographer who wants a camera that can be easily thrown in a pocket yet takes good photos, get a compact digital camera. Technology has enabled manufacturers to get a lot of camera in a small space.
For photographing CPs and other plants, get a camera with a macro mode so you can take good close-ups. Also, the camera should have manual override features, which allow the user to have more control over the appearance of the photo.
There are several websites that allow the user to select desired camera characteristics (number of megapixels, price, etc.) and spew out the cameras that fit those characteristics, along with descriptions and ratings. Some of those websites even have sample photos. There’s a lot out there, so do some research before you decide.
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