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  1. #5181
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    Blindeye: thanks! And the loss of detail is actually in photo 2. I prefer the way #1 looks- in number two the highlights under the eye kind of drown out some of the scale detail. At least on my monitor...

    Faisal: i'm thinking about picking one of those up soon- Over the weekend I found that for my portraits I liked 17mm, 28mm and 50mm but sometimes I just wanted a bit more lenght and a little less DOF. I will of course, rent one first

    Rasidel- I couldn't get my aquarium shots to come out so clear... good job.

    ~Cory
    Last edited by downtrodden; 01-25-2010 at 02:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post

    01514...nice motor shot shots, love the yellow lambo shot....I'm assuming you've added the blackness around the car....nice idea to remove the distractions....
    Thanks Faisal. It was pretty dark in that room with black walls and just some lights on the cars so I just went all black and painted over whatever mas not black
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtrodden View Post
    Rasidel- I couldn't get my aquarium shots to come out so clear... good job.

    ~Cory
    thanks - I think the trick is the wide aperture (these are at 1.8), ISO 800, and also you have to catch them when they are staying stationary as possible. Sometimes they will freeze and just stare at you, that is picture time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downtrodden View Post
    Blindeye: thanks! And the loss of detail is actually in photo 2. I prefer the way #1 looks- in number two the highlights under the eye kind of drown out some of the scale detail. At least on my monitor...
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    My mistake... I meant to reference #2 in my previous post, not #1.

    Here's one for today, and for your appreciation, Cory. I brought in a piece of furniture from the garage, and a visitor came with it.


    Same setup as before with the black alumalite, 2x 285's, but this time with the 100mm macro. Any funky color issues here? I used a piece of black foamcore to mask out any stray reflections from the background this time.

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    Rasidel -

    Your aquarium shots are indeed great. Very sharp. I appreciate good aquarium shots, being aware of the difficulty involved in getting them.

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    blindeye: with the 100mm macro, did you have to crop that image much? exif?

    Not only is an 85mm on my list, but either a set of kenko tubes or a long macro lens like the 100mm or sigma's version.

    thnx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtrodden View Post
    blindeye: with the 100mm macro, did you have to crop that image much? exif?

    Not only is an 85mm on my list, but either a set of kenko tubes or a long macro lens like the 100mm or sigma's version.

    thnx.
    No cropping, just resized.

    EXIF as reported by Irfanview:
    Make - Canon
    Model - Canon EOS 50D
    Orientation - Top left
    XResolution - 350.00
    YResolution - 350.00
    ResolutionUnit - Inch
    Software - Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
    DateTime - 2010:01:25 18:55:14
    Artist - Brandon McMurray
    YCbCrPositioning - Centered
    Copyright - Copyright: 2008 Brandon McMurray
    ExifOffset - 324
    ExposureTime - 1/200 seconds
    FNumber - 11
    ISOSpeedRatings - 400
    ExifVersion - 0221
    DateTimeOriginal - 2010:01:25 17:50:55
    DateTimeDigitized - 2010:01:25 17:50:55
    ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
    ShutterSpeedValue - 1/197 seconds
    ApertureValue - F 11.31
    ExposureBiasValue - 0
    Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
    FocalLength - 100 mm
    UserComment -
    FlashPixVersion - 0100
    ColorSpace - sRGB
    ExifImageWidth - 4752
    ExifImageHeight - 3168
    InteroperabilityOffset - 1000
    FocalPlaneXResolution - 5315.44
    FocalPlaneYResolution - 5306.53
    FocalPlaneResolutionUnit - Inch
    CustomRendered - Normal process
    ExposureMode - Manual
    White Balance - Auto
    SceneCaptureType - Standard
    GPS information: -
    GPSVersionID - 2.2.0.0
    Thumbnail: -
    Compression - 6 (JPG)
    XResolution - 72
    YResolution - 72
    ResolutionUnit - Inch
    JpegIFOffset - 1170
    JpegIFByteCount - 2915

    I converted from RAW to JPG in DPP, then adjusted levels and removed debris in PS CS3, and finally resized in ACDSee 10. I've noticed that both CS3 and ACDSee do strange things to EXIF, in spite of the fact that I have them both set to leave EXIF intact.

    I highly recommend the Canon 100mm macro. You mentioned having a macro lens before, which one did you have? I've only used the 100. I've been thinking about a set of tubes myself, but there seems to always be something else ahead of them in the budget.

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    Blind: all my old macro shots were with the S3/ S5 and a Raynox macro lens up front. Doesn't quite work the same on an SLR lens... I guess technically my Sigma 28mm is macro- but that doesn't count :X
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    Practicing my product shot skills...
    That's really nice fais!

    It would be interesting to see how this would look with a narrower aperture to get the entire 'Canon' logo in focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasidel Slika View Post

    Well done. This one is unbelievably sharp for an aquarium shot. Almost looks like you were inside the tank and had him pose for you
    Last edited by Viky; 01-26-2010 at 05:42 AM.
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