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    Minimal experience with cameras. I wish to purchase a camera to take pictures of the iris of the eye. A store manager suggested I ask someone who has taken excellent photos of the iris to assist me and your web site seems quite knowledgeable. The manager has a Nikon S6000 and raved about it taking close ups. Would this be a good place to start or would a DSLR be the way to go? Any input would be appreciated.
    Dale


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    Re: Dale

    The S6000 is still basically a Point & Shoot (P&S) camera. Personally, I would get a DSLR. You'd have much more control of the overall shot that YOU want. However, be prepared to spend some money on the type of lens you would need for this type of photography.
    The one person I would ask in here to get a better answer is Ranie. He has more experience in this area than I do.
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    Re: Nikon S6000 good for close up pics?

    Moved this thread for you

    I guess your choice of camera largely depends on your budget. The S6000 is a $200 camera whereas the D3100 is $650 w/ kit lens. The D3100 will take significantly better pics than the S6000 though, and is an excellent camera overall.
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    Re: Dale

    Thanks Jack. I think I will get a DSLR. How do I talk to Ranie, as this is the first time I have used a forum. Lots of positive changes for me! Enjoy the Canadian weather.
    Dale

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    Re: Nikon S6000 good for close up pics?

    I will try out a D3100 at the store. The suggestion is appreciated. As well as being able to take photos of the iris, I feel inspired to learn photography because of the amazing work I have been seeing.
    Dale
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    Re: Nikon S6000 good for close up pics?

    Canadian weather at this time of year sucks, Dale! lol But I digress..........
    Look for Ranie by doing a Search. His avatar is a shot of an eye, so you can't miss it. Then simply private message (pm) him, and take it from there. Any problems, just ask.
    And getting a DSLR.........Dale, you can't go wrong with a DSLR. It's simply the best way to take pictures. Do your homework on the different models available, consider the price range they all come in, and select the best one that fits your needs AND your budget. May I suggest the D3100 or the ever popular D90 to start with. Don't choose a camera that's overly complicated, or you'll just get discouraged. Not knowing your financial status, this would be entirely up to you. And of course, we're always here to help you. Let us know what you decide to get and keep us in the loop.
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    Re: Nikon S6000 good for close up pics?

    Dale one additional thing, besides the DSLR you will want a good Macro (Micro) closeup lens. This type of lens allows for very close focusing. There are also available light rings which surround the lens and insure equal and adequate lighting. Hope that helps.
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