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Best Compact for Macro

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by drd1135, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The title says it all. Which noninterchangeable lens compact has the highest quality macro capabilities? Might be looking to make a purchase for laboratory usage.
     
  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Ricoh GRD4. Without a doubt.

    It doesn't quite meet your criteria, but the Ricoh GXR 50mm is another very good option.
     
  3. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Probably the GRDIV though I don't have one anymore... but to be honest as a very enthusiastic macro photographer.. none of them. I want the big glass and what it produces which is why I can't fully convert to compact.
     
  4. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I find my GRD3 to be very good so I presume the 4 is even better.
    Being 28mm you do have to get very close though

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  5. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    That's an awesome close macro Will! Might have to look at getting one of these cameras sometime :)
     
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  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
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  7. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Amazing macro photography popping up in this thread already, haha.
     
  8. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
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  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Mate if you framed the question just a little differently then I have a definitive answer for you.
    ......"Best Macro for Compact"

    Hands down the PL 45mm Macro-Elmarit! Works on the EP2 and can be had for less than a GRD4 new. :thumbup:

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  10. jazzle

    jazzle SC Regular

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    Oct 14, 2011
    I like what i get from my GRD III, one reason I love using compact cameras is they have versatile lens, wide aperture + macro focus + zoom all in one package. makes it very convenient if you want to travel light

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  11. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    Isn't the Fuji X10 quite good too for Macro ?

    I myself had a LX5 for a while

    below some photos i took with it

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  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    X10 is good too.
     
  13. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

    374
    Mar 4, 2012
    Any X10 samples ? :rolleyes:
     
  14. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2011
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