Taking macro pictures using my old 2 megapixel Canon A40 was ok when dealing with HO and occasionally N scale. However entering a competely new arena with T gauge I had to resort to borrowing my parents 5 mexapixel camera. Not completely satisfied with the results (all previous shots), I deemed it necessary to go out and purchase a new camera, so I did......... ok.....truthfully I begged my wife to get one......... :-)
The new beast is a Canon PowerShot SX100. 8 megapixel with the best 'Macro' mode in the shop before hitting the Digital SLR market. I have only had it for a bit over a day and am already very happy with it.
What better items to test the macro mode on that some T-Gauge rolling stock. Here are the results:
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A view of the front of the loco. The 'wing' effect was achieved by slightly cutting the vinyl triangle. The circle (which is usally filled with a VR logo) was programmed into the vinyl cutting design.