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Old March 23rd, 2004, 09:53 PM   #16
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What is the deal with this? I went to ebay and all I saw were these things sitting on a little table but it sounds like it's turning into a big Hollywood production!

Am I missing something?
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 10:15 PM   #17
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Heath, instead of zoom for shooting action figures and the like you should be looking for a camera with good macro function.

You can build your own EZCube type deal from white poly pipe and oven proof baking paper. Does the same job but costs about $10.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 11:49 PM   #18
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Heath, instead of zoom for shooting action figures and the like you should be looking for a camera with good macro function.
Agreed, I sell a good bit on eBay and when I need a close up I use my small 3CCD camcorder.

Here is a macro shot I took with a compact 3CCD Panasonic.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-...Picture360.jpg

My vote for a used cam would be a Canon G2 (black of course) or a brand new Pentax Optio 33LF . The Optio has 3.2 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, flip-out LCD, and a decent macro function all for $219 at B&H.

Here is a pic
http://im2.onecall.com/Image_Product...o33lflarge.jpg
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 11:59 PM   #19
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Almost all digital still cameras have great macro range. Most of the the Nikon's focus down to 8/10's of an inch (about 2 cm). Even the less expensive ones will focus down to 4 or 5 inches.
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Old March 24th, 2004, 07:50 AM   #20
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I just want to take good photos of a LOT of figures!

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Old March 24th, 2004, 08:20 AM   #21
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The only digicam experience I have is with the Canon line. I'll second the recommendation for their PowerShot "A" series. You don't need the high megapixels since these are photos going to Ebay... even a 2mp camera will suffice. The Canon PowerShot A60 or A70/A75 (2mp and 3mp/3mp) will do the job quite nicely, although the 4mp PowerShot A80 is the king of the A-series. They have built-in macro shooting modes, or you can add a close-up lens attachment. They are feature-packed cameras at a low price. Get a set of rechargeable batts (they each take four AA's), and use the included Remote Capture software to take pictures directly from your computer keyboard via USB and transfer straight to your hard drive. This gets you out of the requirement for a high-capacity memory card... remote capture in a studio or office setting has these distinct advantages. $50 or less for a couple of photoflood bulbs and clip-lamps and you're all set. Hope this helps,
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Old March 24th, 2004, 09:12 AM   #22
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Yes, it helps tremendously!

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Old March 24th, 2004, 01:49 PM   #23
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I bought the Canon A60 with an Impact Tripod. Hope those sticks don't suck!

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Old March 29th, 2004, 01:02 PM   #24
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<<<-- Originally posted by Heath McKnight : Yeah, send me a pic. heath@mpsdigital.com is my email.

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Old March 29th, 2004, 01:24 PM   #25
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Got it, thanks! Nice camera and nice video camera you were photographing!

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