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Question from Michael about macro cameras -

Hi. I want to get into macro photography but I've never done it before. I've had some experience in normal photos and I was hoping that I could start something but I have no idea what camera I would need or how much to pay and where to look. Macro Cameras

I could go to a store but the sales person just wants to sell, not inform; so if anyone could give me some ideas on what camera to use and how much to spend to get started it would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,


Answer -

Hi Michael,

Most digital cameras have close-up capability these days, if not true macro (photos in which the image appears at least as large as it does in reality).

To begin with, have you read our article on choosing a new camera? If you want to take true macro photos and progress in this captivating type of photography then sooner or later you will need a DSLR camera with all the accessories that go with it.

If you just want to try it out and you have a limited budget then consider starting with either a Bridge camera or perhaps a second-hand DSLR or even an ex-demonstration model. Cameras are developing at such a pace these days that there are plenty of used cameras on the market from which to choose.

You'll find some excellent articles and books on macro photography here at Better Photographs by searching for macro using the "Find It" facility in the right hand column near the top. Try this one for a start - Super Macro Photography.

Best wishes,


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