Using a point-and-shoot camera for macro


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Using a point-and-shoot camera for macro

You might find that a reversed lens is all you ever need for your macro work. There are people who do high-quality, professional macro work using only a reversed lens. Before we move on to a dedicated, pricey macro lens, I want to look at one other low-cost option that you might already have, a point-and- shoot camera. A lot of point-and-shoot cameras have fantastic macro capabilities. This is a Sony RX100, which can focus as close as an inch. It's also great in low light; it packs a very high-quality lens.

The RX100 has the additional advantage of an image sensor that's larger than what you will find on most point-and-shoots. That makes for better high ISO performance, which you often need when working with macro, because of light issues, and the option for shallower depth of field, which is not something usually needed with macro. Some cameras have a dedicated macro mode, usually designated with a small flower icon. You activate it to open up that range of the camera's aut...

Using a point-and-shoot camera for macro
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Using a point-and-shoot camera for macro provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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