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Which camera to buy for macro photography?

Hi every one here. I have a DSLR Nikon D3200 with 18-105mm lens attached. I wanted to capture good macro photos but that is not possible with the lens I have and also my budget does not allow me to get a macro lens. I wanted to know which point and shoot camera should I buy that could give me good macro photos as well as good quality landscape photos?

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Comment by vasim kakroo on January 26, 2013 at 1:17am

Thank you very much for such a valuable information...Thank you for taking time to write such a great piece of information...

Comment by Lolit C on January 26, 2013 at 1:12am
Comment by Lolit C on January 26, 2013 at 1:12am

btw.... alink in case you want to check out some  extension tubes... check which mount size  is appropriate for you camera.

Comment by Lolit C on January 26, 2013 at 1:10am

I have owned a couple of P & S  cams (canon)  and the powershot series really have good macro features... my latest is a G-12 w/c is my constant bak up with my dslr.... but for P&S  shots, you have to crop your image to get a closer view of your subject... works well tho, but reduces your image size....

or a better yet cheaper way is to get yourself extension tubes.  You can mount them to add length to your current kit lens.... and you will get a closer focus,  and get the exact framing size as you shoot,  you wont need to crop your image... there are extension that are auto focus but quite expensive,  but there are those that are manual focus (similar when you use a prime lens).... needs a bit of patience tho...

these shots were taken with 2 layers of extension tubes added to my 18-55 mm lens.... the longer your lens is, the less layer you need.

Another technique....  "inverted tube" technique....  you just invert your current lens, then you can get close to your shot.....  try this,  unmount your lens... then invert it  as in,  hold it  the front of the lens  facing the sensor.... then focus on something, (that is you must grip your lens tightly...and dont forget it's not attached to the body you might drop  then focus on something, really close, find the focus and shoot.  

Altho you can buy some sort of adoptor, where you can mount this to your body but I dont advice it.  It may cause a damage to your autofocus later... just a hypothesis.

Comment by vasim kakroo on January 21, 2013 at 10:43pm

Thank you Krishna for your valuable suggestions but here is one problem and that is i can't get my camera close to the objects for taking close ups as my lens gets insensitive and not able to detect the object of which i am trying to capture the close case of macro lenses the camera can be brought as close as few cms to the subject to take the shot and that much closeness is not possible with my 18-105 mm lens....

Comment by wahyu krishna on January 21, 2013 at 10:42am


To make macro, shoot in aperture priority and pull your lens to the longest 105 mm and set the aperture to the lowet f/3.5.

To play with the lighting, you can use the pop up flash with a additional diffuser to make soft light.


For landscape, just go wide with your lens to 18 mm and set aperture to the highest f/22.

That will make everything in focus. Remember to use tripod because with with this high aperture, the camera will compensate with low shutter speed.


You should read "The Digital Photography Book" by Scott Kelby. Highly recommended !

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