But: 2) you used to need a fancy camera to do stuff like this, but in this case my pocket-camera Canon S100 did a fantastic job, and I bet any other good pocket camera would also. (The thing is that with the small sensors, the change of the lens to get to macro setting is very small, where in a big camera it's a big deal.) I didn't even need a tripod, I just put it on the table by an ordinary table lamp, and hand-held the camera! It's amazing.
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