Guys I purchased a Nikon D80 dslr camera. Want to know if anyone on the forum uses these kind of cameras to take pictures of the beautiful species..? And if so what are the best settings to tune the camera to for best results ?
I use a Canon instead of a Nikon but as far as DSLRs go it's basically the same. I would suggest you start out working with your new camera on something that doesn't move, is the same size and has good detail like the tarantula you want to photo. Work with lights (I use a constant on pair of soft boxes when I can) and settings. Get where you are taking good photos that way. Then just have fun with it. I would recommend a good micro lens for you camera if you want to get fine detail. I use a 100mm micro for a lot of my T shots. I also use my camera phone when I see something going on but don't have time to grab the bigger camera. Once you get started let me know if you have more questions.