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unfortunately macro lenses are EXPENSIVE, sorry, i will only be using nikon for examples because i am much more familiar with them then other brands.
but a nikon macro lens is around 900 bucks
http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541535902.htm
you would be better with something like a medium wide angle moderate zoom
http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/sto...&itemID=177765
and get a macro adapter for the end of the lens (yes i realize it degrades quality, but i would rather it then 900 bucks)
and then snag a d40 on top of that.

even an entry level DSLR is going to give you much more control and better results then a high end fixed lens camera, keep your eye out at local camera shops for a used SLR is there is a significant price drop as well.
Sorry gonna have to disagree with you there, MACRO LENSES ARE CHEAP!!!


I purchased a Nikkor 1972 55mm 3.5 AiS Lense from KEH Cameras that was rated at "bargain" quality for only $70. In the bargain description, it said there could be dings or scratches in the lens. When I recieved it, it was pristine except for one minor dent that I could barley see.

But really, this is a great camera broker. http://www.keh.com/onlinestore/home.aspx

They have great deals on used gear that is just great!
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ya, the problem, ship to canada, i have scrounged for an old macro lens and have yet to find anything around here, and most online places i find with a decent priced one dont ship to canada.
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I can help in shipping to canada..
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could i PM you with details? i probably wouldnt be able to order it for a month or so, but would you mind helping me out when i have the funds agian?
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PM Sent.
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Come on post some more pictures guys!
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£750 will get you a great DSLR with a lens! You could start with a Nikon D80 or Canon 450D body, either of which would set you back £400 or so. For a lens, you could easily have enough left over for a 50mm prime (or macro, depending on which is more important) and a good "walk around" zoom lens both for approximately £300 or so. That would leave enough left over for an extra battery, case and a UV filter, polarizer.

www.dpreview.com and www.dcresource.com are great sights for reviews and pricing.

Go for SLR, you won't regret it!
OK. Well I've done a little reading and I've found this Pentax K20D, which seems pretty good from what I've read. Anybody have an opinion on it? For £1000 (the cost of a D300 body alone) I can get it with two lenses (although not a macro one sadly) here. Any thoughts on this camera?

Thanks!

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IMO:

I would stay away from non-mainstream SLR systems. Professionals only use either Nikon or Canon. You will never see a pro using a Sony. These non-mainstream SLR compainies have only been in the market since about 2000. However, Nikon and Canon have been alive since the 60's and even 50's. There quality in literally every aspect tops that of sony, pentax, olympus, and other compaines.

I think it would be best to go with a main stream brand.
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IMO:

I would stay away from non-mainstream SLR systems. Professionals only use either Nikon or Canon. You will never see a pro using a Sony. These non-mainstream SLR compainies have only been in the market since about 2000. However, Nikon and Canon have been alive since the 60's and even 50's. There quality in literally every aspect tops that of sony, pentax, olympus, and other compaines.

I think it would be best to go with a main stream brand.
The following is from the trustedreviews.com website.

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Pentax is one of the original "Big Five" Japanese camera companies, alongside Nikon, Canon, Minolta (RIP) and Olympus, and has a history dating back to 1919. Traditionally Pentax's core market has been the amateur enthusiast photographer, with a long series of affordable but high-qualitySLRs such as the Spotmatic, ME Super and P30, although it has also produced some outstanding professional models over the years, including the current 645NII and 67II medium-format film cameras. Pentax has always played second fiddle to market leaders Nikon and Canon, and even now has a much smaller share of the digital SLR market than any of the other major players. However the brand's rich history of quality and innovation is still apparent in the current models.
I don't know a great deal about DSLRs, it's true, but it would appear this particular brand has a good history of making some decent cameras?

I appreciate your input .

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Well, its your money, but I'm going to recommend Nikon. I've used them for years (had my d70 for 3+ years now) and never had a problem. When i dropped a lense, they sent me a new one with in a week. And I was OVER the warranty. That alone will keep me with them.

And I can use old lenses from the 60s and 70s, which is a huge plus I think.
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