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OfflineJfrio
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What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms?
    #1617812 - 06/08/03 07:51 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

What do you guys use to take close-ups of mushrooms?
I'm looking for one that's reasonable affordable, but decent quality.
What's best for this kind of photograpy, digital or 35 mm?
Do I need a telescoping lens for 35 mm?

Thanks,

--Jfrio


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1617831 - 06/08/03 08:29 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

That's a good question some of you guys take some AMAZING close-ups.
Tell us what kind do you use?? :confused:


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1618024 - 06/08/03 11:52 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Ive been happy with my Sony Digital Camera's. Any digital camera with a macro feature (flower symbol) is capable of taking some nice closeup pictures.

You do not need a telephoto lens to take closeups.

Check out some of the Sony model's online, I think the Cyber shots are pretty nice, and affordable. They are also good "point and shoot" camera's for people who do not know much about photography.

I own a Sony DSC-F717, which is the expensive Cyber Shot 5 megapixel camera which has manual and automatic features with great image quality. They are now running for only $799, and under.

Check out http://www.dpreview.com


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1618074 - 06/08/03 12:21 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I got a Sony DSC-P71 3.2megapixels
It's good enough for me. Look at my pics in Asss thread


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1618108 - 06/08/03 12:37 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

anything 2mp and above and your pretty much set.

I myself, just got a Fuji Finepix 2650 2.1 megapixel- which is more than I even need- excellent quality- but no flower symbol  :frown: 


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: cube421]
    #1618121 - 06/08/03 12:42 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Digital cameras have usually very good macro capabilites and they beat old style cameras. I still take pictures with a good old Canon EOS & macro lens but after scanning I loose a lot of quality. I'll get a digital soon.


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: zeronio]
    #1618128 - 06/08/03 12:45 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Resolution is not so important. Look at this picture that was taken with Joshuas 1.3Mp sony:



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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: zeronio]
    #1618146 - 06/08/03 12:52 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

nice for 1.3

although you cant touch 5 mega pixels with a 10 foot pole.
5 mega pixels is far beyond quality its just supreme. I use a sony cyber shot with 2.0 mp It does alright but the pics require some experience to get top quality.
It preforms the best in sunlight.
A good photo editor is also key to good pics. Download paint shop pro 8.


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1618162 - 06/08/03 01:03 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i use a sony dsc-p71 for a lot of my pics, but to get the best close-up pics i have to use my intel webcam.


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: angryshroom]
    #1618419 - 06/08/03 03:39 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Angryshroom:

Do you think it would be a good idea to add something to the faq about digital photography? I see this same question recur about once every 3 or 4 months.

It's not so much the camera, it's knowing how to use it. Just about every digital cam out there can take perfect close up photos.

I would suggest that everyone new to cameras spend about 3 or 4 hours shooting photos when they first get their camera. Shoot many different angles, get the feel of the camera. Out of every 10 shots I take, one may be worthy of the shroomery forums.


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Stymee]
    #1618426 - 06/08/03 03:44 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

so very True Stymee

humbling words indeed-  " Out of every 10 shots I take, one may be worthy of the shroomery forums "

I myself just got my digi Cam about 4 weeks ago-  sooo many things to learn; so little time :frown: 


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1618455 - 06/08/03 04:02 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Nearly every digital camera has a Macro feature built into it nowadays. Search for that little flower symbol high and low, it can be tricky to find sometimes. When you ahve it on the flower setting, test your camera and take a few shots to see just how close you can get, and just how far away you can get in macro. Your instruction manual will have stats somewhere that will tell you exactly how close you can get. When taking close up shots, a light source other than your flash is all but necessary. If you use incandescent lighting (regular lightbulbs) see if your camera has a feature to correct for the yellowing light so your picture doesnt come out yellow, its called "White Balance". Also another good feature on many digitals are called EV or Exposure something and it has little +1 or -1 allowing you to compensate in low or high light situations by brightening or darkening the picture. If you have to use your flash in Macro make sure you angle the flash away from your subject otherwise you will get a ton of bright reflection and ruin the picture, it takes some parctice bhut can be done.
Some of my attempts, im still working on it.


These were both macro with a flash. Its hard to get a really good picture without adequate outside lighting. Really lighting is KEY


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: CultyVader]
    #1618591 - 06/08/03 05:17 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

yup im getting a new camera soon but im wavering between a 2 and a 3 megapixel. i agree with the comments that the photographer skill is often more important than camera quality. although i took my amanita and other FL pics with a 1 mgpixel CANON, i know the pictures could be better with better lighting and better angle/stability. lighting IS key.

i am very excited because one of my friends is dentist/dental photographer. he has 2 digital cameras, one of them is 1000$ and the other around 3000. i am expecting the 3000$ to be around an 8 megapixel or more. he will be lending it to me either tomorrow or friday, so i am excited to get some practice :laugh:


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: MagmaManiac]
    #1618722 - 06/08/03 06:13 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks everybody, i'm looking forward to getting a digital camera for my shroom adventures. I think 3 mp would be good enough. Something in the 3-500 range.

--jfrio


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1618900 - 06/08/03 07:46 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)







The jerk down the street just got a Minolta 7i, 5mp. He is just learning to use it however. The above pics were all taken with it, but on a much lower than 5mp setting. Too high of a quality and it becomes a hassle to post so far due to file size. He takes a lot of pics with it for a lot of different reasons so it was a good investment. He found a real good price online (699) but they are all gone now. One important recommendation I have is to get a nice memory card. I like CF or Sony's MS. The asshole got himself a 1GB CF card on amazon for only $160! Cheapest card I have ever seen. It holds over 800 pics like those above. It'll even hold a dvd quality movie!


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: longshot]
    #1618935 - 06/08/03 08:10 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

FuCkKK-- Thats insane- A DvD movie :shocked: 


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: cube421]
    #1618941 - 06/08/03 08:13 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

nice cubies :grin: 


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Re: What's the best camera for taking pictures of shrooms? [Re: Jfrio]
    #1618965 - 06/08/03 08:28 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-P10. Its 5mp, very small, and runs at about $500. It also has Telephoto lens adapters which is unusual for a camera of its size.


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