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PostSubject: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/2/2012, 10:51 am

Hi all i borrowed a Nikon P90. just wondering what is the best bridge camera on the market is for taking these sort of pics. Could you post the make and model of your camera so i can decide what make to get!!

Also have you guys got any similar pics you would like to share so i can compare? .

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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/2/2012, 8:43 pm

Nice pics. The H. paucidens looks great. Smile
My camera is a piece of trash, so I'm not going to bother saying what kind it is.

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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/3/2012, 3:32 am


My first thought was "what's a bridge camera!", then i googled it and had a "ah ha" moment..I actually considered it to be some kind of camera that had some kind of bridge fixed to it Wink

My camera is an rather old Pentax optio S60 and like the Nikon P90 you borrowed has a limited field of focus on macro.
You can see in your first picture that the chela is kinda focused while the mesasoma is blurred. Your other pictures that you have taken with the subject positioned side on are better focused because here the field of focus enables the subject to remain within the field of focus.
You can look through the post "My collection" in "Scorpion Pictures/Videos" to get a idea of the quality of my camera's macro picture potential.
I also use a tripod on macro with the timer enabled to eliminate camera shake when i take a picture although that's no guarantee that the picture will be perfect...Still, the good thing with digitals is that if your first try was unsuccessful you can always delete it and try again.

Lighting is a very important part of getting a good picture and nothing beats natural sunlight although i'm now starting to experiment with putting a piece of bubble wrap or something similar over the flash housing to cut down the ugly stark glare of the flash...I've yet to find the perfect solution but i'm confident i will Wink




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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/4/2012, 2:48 pm

Den wrote:
Lighting is a very important part of getting a good picture and nothing beats natural sunlight although i'm now starting to experiment with putting a piece of bubble wrap or something similar over the flash housing to cut down the ugly stark glare of the flash...I've yet to find the perfect solution but i'm confident i will Wink

I've heard of cheese cloth or any kind of thin cloth material working relatively well. However, I've yet to use any of these method of flash diffusion myself.
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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/4/2012, 2:59 pm

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I've heard of cheese cloth or any kind of thin cloth material working relatively well.

Ah ha .. I've been experimenting more along the lines of plastic and tracing paper.....hm, cloth you say..well, thats going to have to be next on the list then Wink .. thanks for the heads up mate.


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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/5/2012, 7:38 am

elo den

your pics seem much better they have more detail and i think a better colour

well i will be buying my own at the end of the month

so wat was the model number of yours?
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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/5/2012, 8:18 am

Hey antmac Smile

If your bridge camera is compatible to.. i would strongly recommend getting a close-up fliter for it e.g. Raynox DCR 250.

Not sure if you have seen my simple macro guide: [HOW TO] Prepare a Simple Macro Setup

Some reviews on Raynox DCR 250 with bridge cameras:

http://macro-photography-blog.com/2010/04/19/raynox-dcr-250-macro-conversion-lens-review/

http://www.shewsbury.com/2010/09/amateur-guide-for-raynox-dcr-250-macro.html

Just some ideas for your considerations.
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PostSubject: Re: hi all i borrowed a bridge camera    6/6/2012, 9:40 am


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so wat was the model number of yours?

As i mentioned earlier its' a Pentax optio s60 .. Here's a link to a review http://www.dpreview.com/products/pentax/compacts/pentax_optios60


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