Betty LaRue Posted August 24, 2014 Share Posted August 24, 2014 Those of you who are active on my threads know I've been shooting jewelry in a light tent for a client. My client has suffered a setback, and now finds himself unable to afford me. He will, at least for a while, have to shoot the jewelry himself. He has asked me to recommend a camera with good macro capabilities. This camera needs to be all-in-one, like the Sony RX10. No interchangeable lenses. At least 16 mp, but he can't afford the RX10. Needs to have raw capability. I've spent probably 3 hours searching and all I found was: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 200, but it is only 12.1mp Nikon Coolpix P7100, but only 10mp Canon SX50 HS, again only 12mp. Fujifilm HS50 EXR, 16 mp shoots raw, has a great macro mode. It is said to be noisy at 400 ISO and above, but in a studio setting, that should be a non-factor. This camera is super cheap and that makes me a bit nervous. The client can probably spend up to $900. I am also recommending a light tent and lights, but I have that covered. He does need an economical tripod and head. I found one on Amazon that comes with a squeeze head, which is all I'm capable of using without spending forever figuring out which knob to turn. It is cheap, very heavy (10 lbs or so) but since it will only be used in front of a light tent, it could work. I will be paid to teach him how to use the camera and tripod. And, OMG, he has Elements 11,has never used it. Neither have I but he will expect me to teach him. OMG. If I end up bald, you will know I pulled all my hair out. The tripod costs under $100, and is the Ravelli L4 70" tripod. Anything else you can think of that will work better for the money? I am so NOT looking forward to this but he has paid me well in the past and I feel honor-bound to help him in his time of need. If he recovers from his setback, he'll hire me again to shoot the product. I'm not asking any of you to do my research for me because that is time consuming. I just thought maybe some of you have had experience with a certain camera and instantly would have what I need just pop into your mind. "I Vant To Suck Your Minds" not blood, lol. Betty Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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