Good macro camera for under 400$?

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not sure on the rental but I read $30 a day for a lens is not out of line.

    You definitely can go homeless with these two hobbies.
     
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    If you want a good and I mean good P&S I'd check out the Canon S100, I personally use that camera. If has full control just like an SLR, I personally had a T3i & T2i and sold them and kept my S100.
     
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    The SX40HS would not be a bad choice either. I have the SX20IS and found it to be a very good camera. Most of the shots on my tank thread before May are with that camera.
     
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    needmorecowbell Torch Coral

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    Thanks, but I think I'm going to stick with the dslr, i think I would be able to use it for years and never want to upgrade just because of the whole lens thing ( even though the lens costs more than the camera lol)
     
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    I think this is a good plan for you. If you invest in a good camera body and basic lens to start you can learn the foundations of photography. From there it will be much easier for you to pick up the techniques of using a specialized lens like a macro. (By the way macro photography is tons of fun.) It wont be cheap but you get what you pay for.
     
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    Good luck, happy hunting and welcome to the DSLR world
     
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    needmorecowbell Torch Coral

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    Thanks everybody, I'll post back once I know what I'm doing with it.