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Which Camera to Purchase for close ups?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 02:43 PM UTC
I presently use a Kodak CX 7330 which is good for basic photos, but I am unable to take clear close ups. I need advice on an inexpensive ($150 - $200) camera that will take clear/sharp photos of my builds that will show up as a cockpit, bogie, or any fine feature instead of a blurr.

Thank you in advance

Bob
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 05:33 PM UTC
did you try selecting the flower icon on the function selection dial on top?
http://www.nodevice.com/user_manual/Kodak/digital_cameras_easyshare_cx/cx7330.html

also, does this camera have a zoom in option?




Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 06:05 PM UTC
Hello Ko,
I do not have the manual, thanks for the link. The camera has the flower on the dial, so I will use this on my next photo session to see how it comes out. As to the zoom in option, I do not know at this time I will play with it to see.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 06:44 PM UTC
Ko, I took your advice and it worked out great. Now I do not have to spend money on a camera I did not need, just some knowledge. Here at the bottom is the results of what you tought me.
http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=153498&page=6#top

Bob
robot_
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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 06:33 AM UTC
Robert, a useful and counter-intuitive tip is that for maximum enlargement, set the zoom to the widest angle setting. This will allow you to get very close, and more than compensate for the wider angle.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 07:51 AM UTC
Ben, thank you for the information on the maximum enlargement. How do you set the zoom to the widest angle setting on this model?

Bob
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 03:31 PM UTC
Also, try setting up your subject (model) in good lighting.
Then stepping back a few meters, use the zoom function to maximum close up.
If you get the subject in focus, this is an interesting look too




Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 08:10 PM UTC
Ko, I constructed this photo cube from NebLWeffah's thread here earlier.Photobucket And now that you and others have helped me to realize the functionality of my camera I can produce better photos now. THANKS AGAIN.

Bob
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 01:48 PM UTC
That looks like a great set up. And your new close up pictures look clear too. Good job on the umm.. flying thing that I've never been able to finish a build of