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Medic1210
09-20-2005, 12:18 PM
Shot with Nikon 5T closeup lens attached. Natural light through open door to the left with a white reflector to the right to fill the shadows. Simple purple background behind the roses. If you remember the "cheap studio" shot I did a few weeks ago where I used a white rubbermaid trashcan as a reflector, then you know how this shot was made. Exact same setup. Manual WB set using white sheet of paper. Tripod mounted, OIS off, manual focus. Aperture priority at f/8. EV -1/3 compensation. Focal length varied, view EXIF below. Timer used to minimize camera shake. Post processing included cloning out some imperfections in the rose petals. Resize only... no cropping at all. Curves adjustment layer with very slight increase in contrast. No noise reduction was needed (surprisingly). Slight USM with radius 0.75 amount 150 clipping 0. Then added the border. Comments/critiques always welcome.

Mike


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Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 19-Sep-2005 11:21:58
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-FZ20
Flash Used No
Focal Length 23.6 mm
Exposure Time 1/4 sec
Aperture f/8
ISO Equivalent 80
Exposure Bias -1/3
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

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Date/Time 19-Sep-2005 11:21:28
Make Panasonic
Model DMC-FZ20
Flash Used No
Focal Length 31.8 mm
Exposure Time 1/4 sec
Aperture f/8
ISO Equivalent 80
Exposure Bias -1/3
White Balance (-1)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

genece
09-20-2005, 12:49 PM
Thats a great job.

Bill Markwick
09-20-2005, 11:13 PM
Wow! Those are beautiful shots. I can see that I'll have to get a 5T for my FZ20. Did you use the adapter ring that comes with the camera?

Regards,
Bill

meillana
09-21-2005, 01:25 AM
very nice and elegantly done...... thanks for sharing.

Medic1210
09-21-2005, 05:23 PM
Wow! Those are beautiful shots. I can see that I'll have to get a 5T for my FZ20. Did you use the adapter ring that comes with the camera?

Regards,
Bill

No, I use the Pemaraal 62mm adaptor which the 5T and 6T mount directly to. The Panasonic adaptor is only good for the lens hood. If you plan on using additional filters or converter lenses, then you will need an aftermarket adaptor. Choose the 52mm or 62mm depending on which lenses you plan to use. Nikon 3T and 4T are the same strenght as the 5T and 6T respectively, they just use the 52mm threads instead of the 62mm threads.

Oh, thanks for the compliment.

Mike

Medic1210
09-21-2005, 05:24 PM
Thank you Genece and Meillana for the compliments.

Mike

Bill Markwick
09-21-2005, 10:07 PM
No, I use the Pemaraal 62mm adaptor which the 5T and 6T mount directly to. The Panasonic adaptor is only good for the lens hood. If you plan on using additional filters or converter lenses, then you will need an aftermarket adaptor. Choose the 52mm or 62mm depending on which lenses you plan to use. Nikon 3T and 4T are the same strenght as the 5T and 6T respectively, they just use the 52mm threads instead of the 62mm threads.

Oh, thanks for the compliment.

Mike

I appreciate all that good adapter information. I'll print it out and take it with me when I go lens-shopping. Thanks!

Bill