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Macro lenses for compact cameras

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#1 Guest_Erica Lyons_*

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:33 PM

I take a lot of close-up macro photos of my fish and am considering buying some gear to make those photos better. Do you use a macro lens on your point and shoot camera? Which one is it and what is your opinion?

Example: http://littlebigshot.blogspot.com/
What is your opinion of that macro lens?

#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:30 PM

I don use a separate macro lens, but did a lot of comparison shopping before I bought my Nikon Coolix AW100 to assure myself of its macro abilities (I use this camera for underwater work as well as for photo tank portraits.

Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:21 PM

Just a reminder that what ever camera and lens you get make sure to get a polarizer filter for the lens. This will cancel out any reflections.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:30 AM

Now you are on the right track. If you are going to take images like those that were discussed in the other thread a polarizer shouldn't be a necessity. Learn and practice as much as you can, then move up in your photo system complexity.

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