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  1. #1
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    Focus on a water drop

    I tried my first water drops but it looks as if my focus is not so good, or do I need glasses?



    F/3,2
    1/320 sec
    ISO400

    http://www.dcresource.com/forums/pic...1&pictureid=71

    F2,8
    1/320 sec
    ISO400

    I loaded my wife`s zink with water and focused on a object that I put on the spot where the drop hit the water. I did not use a flash. I had a window close to the zink and a extra lamp next to the zink. These 2 photo`s were the best of about 50 photo`s I took but it still looks a bit out of focus.
    Any ideas?

  2. #2
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    Lightbulb DOF too shallow.

    The Depth of Field is extremely tight ... this close you should probably be at an aperture of f/4 or maybe even f/5. Add some more light if you need to and tighten it up.

    If you look close at your second shot, you will actually see the focal transition or focal plane taking place right through the center of your splash.

    Good luck with the next set.

    Oh, and welcome to the DCRP SONY DSLR Forum

    If you have not already done so, please take a few moments and review some of the other discussion threads and ongoing polls. Thank you.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-15-2009 at 11:09 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the advice. I will try it and show them to you.

    Thanks for the welcome. There is a lot that I can learn here.

  4. #4
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    Welcome to the forum. What camera do you have??

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  5. #5
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    Cool hmmm, from what I can tell ...

    I believe he is sporting a SONY α300, a 28mm f/2.8 PRIME and a 70-210 "beercan", but I'm just guessing, Frank.

    LOL ... I'm teasing and I invited him to join the DCRP from the DPS (Digital Photography School). Again, welcome 'S3000', from the Netherlands.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  6. #6
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    Ja, welkom bij de beer put.

  7. #7
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    Thanks everybody. You are right about my gear.

    Thanks Don, The more forums the more knowledge. I must say that I feel welcome here.

    Hans
    Last edited by S3000; 03-15-2009 at 03:25 PM.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    Ja, welkom bij de beer put.
    Bedankt Peekayoh

  9. #9
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    Another country represented by a Sony user! Welkom hans, where in the Netherlands, my brothers wife is from Holland. Ok way off topic, but whats your favorite local bier?
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  10. #10
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    theres a great water drop thread with alot of discussions on the settings in the photo gallery section.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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