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    ok guys, I have read quite a bit on here but am no further forward, mainly due to the point that the last camera I had and used regularly still used film,
    and I know that most guys on here talk about NOT recommending a particular camera. BUT, I am looking for just that kind of recommendation. My better half is p***ed off with me buying digital cameras (not to mention fishing gear lol) than I am not happy with and having to buy again. Please can someone tell me a good camera for photographing flies, preferably under 150, I dont need a good allrounder as I use my phone for spontanious shots (although if I can get a good camera for the price, I might carry it more). any help much appreciated

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    Alternately, if it is possible to get good results from a Fujifilm Finepix AV (1.4 megapixel) someone please tell me how and put me out of my misery

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    Some of my best macros came out a Fuji S7000z which you can now buy for a song, it's amazing how close you can go with these bridge cameras without need for special lenses or mag rings.

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    any modern phone will take decent images. If you've got a decent phone, changes are it has a decent camera. I use the camera on my phone, a droid razr. 8MP of Macro glory.
    Lighting is as essential as the camera though. Not enough good light, and you're photos will look bad unless you've a top of the line camera and lenses
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    camera with macro lens



    mobile phone



    with different lighting? views please

    hmmm... food for thought?
    Last edited by shrek; 12-12-2012 at 03:50 PM.

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    Pretty damn good actually, although the DOF is more evident with the real camera

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    I take it you mean depth of focus at a guess

    btw the camera photo is actually taken with a finepix and a watchmakers eye glass held over the lense lol

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    yeah you,re right stuart, both with the phone, first with eye glass, second without

    looking at those settings, do you see anything I can improve?

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    Agree with Stu. The shots are very good quality given the equipment. But they are flat as a billiard table. Work on your lighting.

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    bump, opinions please on new pic

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