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    im after a camera with a good macro for taking photos of flies etc, i have a budget of 300 quid anyone have any reccomendations? I was told you can't get a proper macro for less than 250 anyway. cheers in advance

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    Seems to be problems with noise in the pics and generally poor image quality, Camera is about 3 yrs old now. Probably why the bay starting price is at 20 quid and not showing much interest. Here is a couple of reviews on the camera, not too impressive. Click Here & Here at Dpreview . I'm sure you could get a far superior camera for your 300 quid.

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    Canon make the best compacts - look up the Canon s95. I used it's predecessor the s90 which was absolutely brilliant. The new version is not much dearer. I know that other compacts are cheaper and offer more megapixels (of lower quality) and bigger zoom ranges but this is a much better camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killie View Post
    Seems to be problems with noise in the pics and generally poor image quality, Camera is about 3 yrs old now. Probably why the bay starting price is at 20 quid and not showing much interest. Here is a couple of reviews on the camera, not too impressive. Click Here & Here at Dpreview . I'm sure you could get a far superior camera for your 300 quid.

    The only problem with noise is low light conditions. If you are looking for a quality camera at under 50 quid for taking pictures of flies, and that's what you stated, take a look at forum member: scratch threads on buzzers taken with a samsung NV7 here: http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-fishi...rs-2010-a.html

    Purchase a Samsung NV5 or NV7 for under 50 quid, in many cases, on eBay they go for around 30 quid. Get a tripod and a light kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedeadskunk View Post
    The only problem with noise is low light conditions. If you are looking for a quality camera at under 50 quid for taking pictures of flies, and that's what you stated, take a look at forum member: scratch threads on buzzers taken with a samsung NV7 here: http://www.flyforums.co.uk/fly-fishi...rs-2010-a.html

    Purchase a Samsung NV5 or NV7 for under 50 quid, in many cases, on eBay they go for around 30 quid. Get a tripod and a light kit.
    Er, I dont believe I stated 50 quid anywhere in my posts neither did the original poster, he/she said they had a budget of 300 quid. I merely pointed out the NV has noise problems which reviews will show, and could get a better quality camera in his/her budget range.

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    WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RIVER, TAKE NOTHING, AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINT'S!!!

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    Welcome, and goodbye, to the forum 'pippity pip pap'.

    Was 'pap' short for Paparazzo? Perhaps your next stay will be rather longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabchick View Post
    Welcome, and goodbye, to the forum 'pippity pip pap'.

    Was 'pap' short for Paparazzo? Perhaps your next stay will be rather longer.
    or shorter
    WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RIVER, TAKE NOTHING, AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINT'S!!!

    THA CAN TELL A YORKSHIREMAN ,BUT THA CAN'T TELL HIM MUCH !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabchick View Post
    Welcome, and goodbye, to the forum 'pippity pip pap'. Was 'pap' short for Paparazzo? Perhaps your next stay will be rather longer.


    Sounds to me like Stewart (Pitsford Pirate) on the sauce

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