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Thread: First Attempt !

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    First Attempt !

    Well this is a first attempt at a close up and a first at getting a picture on here ..so please bare with me!!

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    Not a bad first attempt. It does seem just a bit soft. It would help if you listed the equipment (Camera and lens) and conditions of the shot (Aperture and shutter speed). Some thoughts:
    - If you are shooting wide open, your depth of field will be razor thin, so it's very hard to get perfect focus on exactly what you choose.
    - If at all possible, shoot on a tripod and use manual focus, because even at f8, depth of field this close is still very small.
    - Given the above, it goes without saying that if it's windy, find something else to do.
    Eric Lund
    Nikon D200
    Nikkors: 17-55mm f2.8, 18-200mm f3.5-f4.5 VR, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro, 105mm f2.8 VR micro
    Other Lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4, Tamron 75-300mm f4-5.6 LD macro
    Stuff: Nikon SB800, Nikon MBD200, Gitzo 1327 Tripod w/RRS BH-55LR Ballhead, Sekonic L-358 meter

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    erichlund ...I believe I had my 55/200mm on at the time and it was 1/125 for speed 800 ISO just cause I forgot to change that ...I'm really just learning all this ..I also believe I use the Macro setting on the camera at the time ...the whole trip was experimental for me without time for notes and such ....I use P most of the time ..in doors shots for the most part were disappointing ... that's why I have the SB400 now...I more or less learned what I could on the plane on the way there ...I also didn't shot in raw ....I played just before leaving and the fact I knew I would be taking a whole load of pictures and not being able to download to a editor swayed me away from it ....I'd love to find someone local who is retired like I am and just sit and learn from them ....
    D60 , 55/200mm nikkor ,18/55mm nikkor , 35mm nikkor , sb400

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    You can get most of that information from you EXIF data, probably easier than keeping notes while shooting.

    Phil
    Nikon D50
    Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
    Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom
    Nikkor 50mm F/1.8
    Nikon SB-600 (New for Xmas '08)
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