A&P Why pay extra for an SLR camera?

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  1. MartyFukstein

    MartyFukstein OT Supporter

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    I've been taking digitial photos of my automotive body and paint work and would like higher quality photos for my website.

    I use a Pentax point-and-shoot 8 megapixel camera.

    It's good, but the pictures lack detail, and I have a hard time focusing on particular areas on the viewfinder.

    What advantages does an SLR camera offer?

    Here's an example of a before/after I took. Both photos lack detail in the repair area.

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  2. GlobeGuy

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    You need an SLR with a macro lens. You can then zoom in on a scratch and see the texture that was created by cracks in the paint. Maybe even capture rust spouting.

    Do some searches online for "macro pictures"
     
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    Because you can actually place a different lens on it.
     
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    dif lenses for dif purposes

    more control
     
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    13+ megapixels :run:
     
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    For what you do, you don't need one.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Even if you got the DSLR for extra detail, you'd need a macro lens to show off your work, and closeups of paint are really hard take since the camera will try to focus on the reflection.
     
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    Manual focus?
     
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    you buy an dSLR to give your macbook a purpose
     

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