View Full Version : looking to get started.....

11-02-2011, 04:43 PM
i have been inspired, any suggestions on a camera under 500 that i can get sick shots with??

11-02-2011, 11:42 PM
I've been taking my shots with an old Sony Cyber-shot... you can get pretty good pics if you just make sure you get a model with a Zeiss lens (makes a difference!) and very important: it needs to have a macro setting so you can get real close (on the Sony cameras, the macro symbol looks like a little flower).

For example:

Of course, you can get much better cameras for more money..... don't let me hold you back :-)

These shots were taken with a Sony DSC-W100:

11-03-2011, 07:51 PM
I have a G12.. Canon.. great little camera.. bought it when my pro model 5D mark II was damaged by salt water... now of course it doesnt really compare with that camera.. but i was very happy with it as it has full manual controls macro settings as well as a variety of additional lens you can attach to it.


Bubble man

11-04-2011, 12:03 AM
Word! thanks for the advice, and for this dope site!! my bubblebags have treated me well and now it's time to swoop a camera!!