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Ken Noble
When I started mothing about 20 years ago, the camera you had to have was the Nikon Coolpix 4800. It was excellent for macro-work and not too expensive. I wonder what the equivalent camera is today? I'd love to get a camera that was no more than £400 (UK) which would take photos of equivalent detail. I have recently been using my wife's Canon HS40 bridge camera which isn't too bad but it just doesn't capture anything smaller than about 10 mms long. I'll post a couple of photos for comparison. The first is with the Coolpix and the second with the Canon.
 

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Andy Adcock

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Cyprus

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Ken Noble
Problems with lights sensors for me, over exposure is a real issue and most really good images I've taken were of dark specimens. I've had the TG 2-4 and 6 and it's been an issue across the lot.
Is there anything that can be done to ameliorate the problem - filter or something?
 

Andy Adcock

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Cyprus
Is there anything that can be done to ameliorate the problem - filter or something?
I've never managed to get on top of it, it's really frustrating some times. If you have a subject which has any shiny reflection or a moth such as the Satin Moth, I've has do much trouble getting decent shots.

Dark subjets are fineanf I've some great results with this camera.

I'll make a suggestion, look for the 'super macro' setting on you phones camera, modern phone cameras are at least as good as th TG range IMO.
 
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Ken Noble
"I'll make a suggestion, look for the 'super macro setting on you phones camera, modern phone cameras are at least as good as th TG range IMO."
I'm afraid my phone isn't that good.
 

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