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10-11-12, 07:19 PM
What would you recommend for the purpose of photographing of small things?
The price threshold for me is $600.
10-11-12, 08:13 PM
Hi and welcome.
This is a UK site but have looked at what you want in the US. You may find them cheaper by doing more research, as it just goes over your $600 budget at the moment.
Olympus Pen E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Body $119.95 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Pen-E-PL1-Micro-4-3-Digital-Camera-Body-USA-/140883028044?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20cd48684c)
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens $499.00 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892512-REG/Olympus_v312010bu000_MSC_ED_M_60mm_f_2_8.html) Note: When fitted to the Olympus it becomes a 120mm lens Click for Info (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/techniques/camera-skills/mastering-your-camera/445465/focal-length-explained-focal-length-equivalents.html)
STUDIO TABLE TOP LIGHT KIT W/PHOTO CUBE TENT DIFFUSER LIGHTING SET $59.99 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUDIO-TABLE-TOP-LIGHT-KIT-W-PHOTO-CUBE-TENT-DIFFUSER-LIGHTING-SET-/251172604983?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7b0dcc37)
And don't forget. Post processing is such an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials-Clicky (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/) to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels-Clicky (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool-Clicky (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/07_Curves/07_Curves.html) is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever :cool:
11-11-12, 05:43 PM
thank you very much for your recommendations and tips.
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