Hi guys, I currently take all my photos and videos with my Samsung galaxy S3 phone and I miss out on so many good photos.
I just received a check from the tax office so now I can finally purchase purchase a camera. I'm new to photography so I would prefer not to break the bank. The Nikon D3300 does look decent and it can record in 1080p at 60fps.
Well I have the Nikon 3200 and that takes great photos. But for better macro I bought an add on lens. My recent photos though you can see on "my photo" board have been taken with the Olympus stylus1. That has a super macro lens built in. These are features you need to consider for ants. Phones never match up to them, but then they are a phone not a camera. Each job to its own merit I always think.
The only concern I have had with all the slr cameras is they are very heavy and cumbersome. Especially when holding for macro shots, you need strong hands which is my weakness.
Thanks for the advice guys. Here is the deal I have found Link.I like the fact that it has a tripod included.
Great photo chicken2012!
The Olympus stylus looks amazing Jen.
Tom1, I will mainly be using the camera for taking photo's and videos of my colonies (more so the videos I suppose). I would like to eventually start creating ant keeping information and care videos on Youtube reminiscent of the Antscanada channel.
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It looks like a good deal if they supply all the stuff they show in the picture? I would check to see how much a good macro lens costs to fit it before committing yourself to buying it, as there are some really good cameras and lenses on sale.
That is the same deal as I got my canon with, same seller I should think and it is great. Everything is of a decent quality, and you get a lot for your money's worth. From what I remember, mine cost £320 or so with the canon 1200D, wheras due to having a Nikon instead , it costs more. You won't be disappointed if you buy that kit, as it includes that macro element that I linked to you.
On a side note, put the uv filter supplied straight onto your lens, the reason being that if you scratch the filter, you have to buy a new or for a few quid, wheras if you don't have it on there and you scratch the lens, you have to pay quite a lot more for a new lens!
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