Can any one recommend a good camera for garden photography that costs less than $1,000? Something good for closeups, obviously, but also good in low light and with little or no shutter lag.
I wish I could help, but I'm not into photography in a big way. Just point and shoot with a digital camera. What is shutter lag?
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Here is a link that might be useful: PBase Camera Database and Museum
I am totally into photography. I highly recommend a Canon brand SLR. The least expensive is the Rebel, and there are several models of the Rebel available, generally for around $600-700. I guarantee for the price they will blow you away with features, quality, etc. And a nice site to checkout is http://photo.net/ that has forums and other stuff. And http://www.dpreview.com/ which has digital camera reviews, unbiased.
A tip, very very important, in fact critical. You MUST use a tripod or the photos will not be the best they can be. Get the best tripod you can afford, I recommend a ballhead for the tripod head. And a cable release too, which you can get for probably less than $50.
Hey, thanks for the photo info. I've use my Canon A1 for quite a number of years and with lens can take just about any picture I want. Close up flower images turn out great. The only problem is finding a shop which develops the film.
I recall you saying that you have a problem with moles/gophers. I have problems with snails, so I looked it up in Sunset Magazine. They show a planter box with gopher guard and I used the idea for a snail guard. See if it's something you can use.
Here is a link that might be useful: mole/goopher guard
Oops, I meant to put a new post re the mole/goopher issue.