I need a small-sensor digicam (i.e., no larger than 2/3") with a good lens, excellent closeup capability, and either a PC flash sync connector or a hot shoe that will take a Nikon AS-15. Doesn't matter what pixel size, but higher is unnecessary as this will just be for the Web.
Anybody who does small-object macro photography have any suggestions? (Please, no suggestions just from specs; I can do that myself.)
Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: Not really sure I need to pursue this. Look at the product shots in the post just above this one—"Panasonic GX1 Impressions"—do they look adequate to you? Those were done with the D800 and 85mm ƒ/1.8G. To get adequate d.o.f. and flatten the perspective I just backed way up and then cropped way in. Not an elegant way to work but it seems serviceable and the results seem okay to me, plain but not bad.
I was just thinking that a small-sensor camera would make a lot more sense for product-type shots for the blog. But I use off-camera flash and I need a sync connection. Of course the D800 has one.
(I use a bog-simple lighting setup: a monolight and umbrella on the right, and a white reflector on the left. The background is a Dove Gray Foba TT Plast plastic background sheet. The monolight is a cheap Sunpak that has served me well. Zander was using the monolight a few weeks ago and managed to knock it over, so there's now a big panel missing from the side, showing the innards to the world, and the power socket got stove in. But the darn thing didn't have the decency to stop working, depriving me of the rationalization for replacing it. You know what they say: oh well.
I keep thinking anxiously of selling the Dragoon while I can still get all that money back out of it, then trying to tell myself to calm down until summertime when I can actually use it a little. Maybe if I can do some TOP illos with it, it will help me to justify keeping it for a while.
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