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casados 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 11:58AM
Hi just joind the site no expert at all on cameras I have a Sony cyber shot t100 camera which I use only when I'm out metal detecting my hobby Grin for the last 15 years, got the cyber shot cheap 2 years ago use it for the macro on it for shots of the coins I find . Any help for a better digital camera with really close macro for my coin shots. Hope you can help.

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cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
18 Apr 2013 12:24PM
Hi Kevan, Welcome to ePHOTOzine....Grin

No doubt we can come up with some suggestions, Can you give us an idea on your budget and preferences re camera type, ie: Compact or Bridge or maybe even DSLR.

Budget is important though, As with all things they go from the sublime to the ridiculous.

EDIT: Should add that the Sony you have is a good start, But two years in digital camera world, Can make a huge difference in bang for bucks.....Smile

casados 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 1:11PM
Hello cameracat, just want to update my cybershot which I bought for 100 off eBay , so want a good macro compact camera for around 80-100 for my coin shots .cheersGrin
SteveHunter 10 386 1 England
18 Apr 2013 1:20PM
Hi welcome.

One of the most important things when doing Macro is keeping the camera perfectly still, so setting the camera up on a tripod, or some other support and using the self timer will help if you don't already do that.

If you take the photos when you get home you may want to consider getting a small light tent with some lights as that will make it even easier.

Something like this would be appropriate. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tabletop-80cm-Light-Tent-Cube-Boxes-Set-5500K-Softbox-with-Tent-Lamps-Stands-/160870463314?pt=UK_Photography_StudioEquipment_RL&hash=item2574a07752

There are cheaper and more expensive alternatives readily available.

As for the camera, the one you have got is probably pretty good for the job, but in the price range you are talking about I don't think you could go far wrong with a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ1.
casados 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 4:35PM
Ok thanks for the info stevehunter. Cheers

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