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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Betta Photography

This is for all of the members who manage to take STUNNING, detailed, up-close, sharp pictures of their bettas.

What cameras / lenses do you use?!

I've been planning on getting a new camera setup, and would like to know what works the best, what is the best quality for the dollar. Thanks!
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The best thing to have is a canon 550 D or 600 D with a macro lense for the finer details. Alone though, either of these cameras will cost you $1500 and the lense around $800, so they are pretty pricey. Also I'm not to sure, you may want to get a tripod as well, espically if your tank is tall. Tripods are worth having anyway. You can get a tripod anywhere between $30 to $700 dollars, but it all depends on how much your cameras going to weigh, but buying a more expensive tripod will definitly benefit your images in the long run.
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Nikon D90. I can't remember the lens, I want to take a guess and say 18-55, but don't hold me to that. I'd love a macro lens.
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[quote=magnum;1072085]The best thing to have is a canon 550 D or 600 D with a macro lense for the finer details.

^ dream camera..... Macro is AMAZING! I have the Canon Ixus 220 HS and it's not bad. Nothing like the winner of April's Pic of the month though.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 11:57 AM
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+ 100 to the tripod!!!!! It helps a ton! My camera isn't the greatest, but when I use the tripod I can get pretty good pictures of all of my tanks. Closeups are another story. If I can, I remove the fish from the tank and use natural sunlight like copperarabian suggested. Again, my camera isn't the greatest, but using natural sunlight and the macro setting I can get pretty good pictures. A good camera will only go so far if you don't have the technique.


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I've used a waterproof camera before, but I can't remember what make, it was quite good!I'm supposed to be getting a new one soon


Proud mum of : Gandalf, Lily,(ohm bettas)
Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 02:11 PM
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i use a fuji film finepix S, price range goes to 150-300 :P
here is an example of my photography with it:

i think it is a good camera

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