A&P Camera recomendations

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    We need to buy a new camera at work and it's main use is to take pictures of our ultra tiny electronic chips before we cool them.

    A camera that takes really good quality macro shots is what we need, but with a budget of about $350US we can't really get into a simple DSLR with dedicated macro lens.

    Any suggestions on what would be the best compromise at our budget?
     
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    get a photographer to do it?
     
  3. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    We take pictures at completely random times and w/ about 10 minutes notice. Plus we want to own all rights to the photographs and even then not even have somebody else tempted with access to a picture of the electronics.
     
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    Do not buy a Sony.
    Get a Canon G3. They're an older model ,but quality's great, and macro mode's supposed to be really good on it.
     
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    this is what dpreview says about your canons macro


    Conclusion - Cons

    * Some chromatic aberrations at or around maximum aperture
    * Noise at ISO 100 worse than the competition
    * 'Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart, although not yet seen in 'every day' shots
    * Viewfinder partially obstructed by lens barrel
    * Control dial doesn't work well if rotated too quickly
    * Average macro performance

    I played with that dch-1 and i was pretty impressed with its macro, like i said just go to best buy and see what you like best
    but yea...sony sucks at cameras
     
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    Maybe it was G5 then? :o
    :dunno:
    I haven't read anything about P&S camera since I got into DSLRs.
     
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    Though I do know that my Canon S1 IS's macro mode was pretty sweet.


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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    nikon 5700 ftw
     
  10. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    I had a g3, and it was great. I wish I hadn't sold it. The big trick with it is too make sure anything you shoot is in the noise reduction range. As in longer than one second.
     

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