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Need a camera for close-ups of small moving objects
I've been trying for almost a year now to get decent pictures of my fish. I've borrowed every digital camera in my family, gone through several 35 mm cameras, and the only camera I've gotten that really works is an old (but expensive at the time) 19mm that I can't get film for anymore and a very expensive 35 mm Minolta. I picked up a couple different types of disposable cameras today to test those (didn't consider that the flash can't be turned off on most of them, so I've got electrical tape over the flash).
Every camera either can't focus close enough, or will delay a second for autofocus (by which time the fish is long gone), some can't get pictures without the flash (with the flash, it just reflects off the glass and nothing else shows up), even in my high light tanks (another consideration here is that they basically have to run off tank lights - the flash or room lighting creates glare on the glass which spoils pictures), and others get motion blur from even slight movement.
This is an example of the best pictures I've managed to get:
For reference, the crayfish is around 5 inches long, and the picture was taken from about two feet away, zoomed to fit him in the frame. Most of my fish are in the 1-4 inch range and won't cooperate as well as this guy does.
Is there an affordable digital cameras that can handle this?