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Need camera suggestion

Posted by suzenla (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 12, 11 at 5:58

I need a suggestion for a user friendly camera that will take great pictures outdoors. I will be photographing my plants, especially daylilies, and especially am interested in a true reproduction of the color as these pics will be used as I offer my plants for sale. I have a finepix now which actually does a pretty good job, except for the color issue. Thanks, Susan


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RE: Need camera suggestion

Suzenla, no matter what camera you buy, you may have to tweak certain colors in a photo editing program. It's not difficult to do.

I photographed these flowers with several different cameras, and made some sort of adjustment to the majority of them. Reds are particular hard to capture accurately.


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I have photographed flowers with the novice versions of Nikon and Canon. Both are ok, but the Nikon sensor has the better color saturation and dynamic range; Both attributes critical to good blossom photos.


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Be certain to have your computer monitor calibrated....the problem might not be the camera.


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Here some pictures from the Canon SX10 IS....I find the colors very good.
This camera is the older version of today's SX30 IS

Right out of the camera no editing needed.

canon SX10   <BR>IS

canon SX10 IS


canon SX10 IS

canon SX10 IS

canon SX10 IS


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Konrad......were these taken using the macro setting? They are absolutely beautiful. I have been playing with my macro setting today and not sure mine are taking such a crystal clear shot. Any suggestions?


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My Wife took these in summer.
Yes, macro, light is the most important thing when taking pictures, these were taken in summer under bright sunlight. In winter I find we don't get enough light. Setting was on TV, [shutter priority], play with shutter speed and ISO. You can also put ISO on auto.
The different with this new camera, SX30IS is, the lens has to be in, the position when you power up your camera, don't touch the zoom.

Konrad


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RE: Need camera suggestion

If the original poster is still around (?), I forgot to mention that you should avoid the noonday sun when photographing flowers. Shoot in early morning light, or late in the day.

Did you pick a camera?


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