Macro Photography Equipment – Choosing a Camera

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When you are deciding which camera to add to your macro photography equipment, you must ask yourself one simple question – “Am I planning to use the camera for macro photography or close up photography?”

Macro Photography Equipment - Camera

The camera is a core component of your macro photography equipment.

If your answer is macro photography, it is recommended for you to purchase a DSLR camera. These cameras have interchangeable lens and will provide you with the level of control and flexibility to start your macro photography journey. As you may be aware of, once you have a DSLR camera, you can use the camera for other forms of photography as well. Eg. Landscape, Portraits, etc.

There are currently a number of DSLR camera brands out in the market. The two main contenders are Canon and Nikon. Each of these brands have a wide range of DSLR cameras to cater for the Entry, Semi-Professional and Professional level. Unfortunately this makes the decision much harder for you!

When looking for your DSLR camera, you may wish to consider the functions below. Nowadays, these are usually standard functions but it is best to check that the DSLR camera has the following capabilities –

  1. Ability to attach a battery grip to extend the battery life of the camera
  2. Built in sensor cleaner
  3. Ability to shoot in RAW format
  4. Live view

If you are on a budget or if you are new to the photography world, our advice is to compromise on the camera body and look into buying a high quality macro lens instead.

Given the range of cameras out in the market, there is no doubt that the decision to select a DSLR camera will be a tough one for you. Hopefully this post will help to make the decision a little easier.

Please leave us a comment and let us know which DSLR camera you added to your macro photography equipment. Feel free to share the reasons behind your purchase with everyone as well!

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