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More pix with my 30mm macro lens.
Feb 16, 2012 00:52:19   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Yep! Talk about drop off! And yes, if I recall right, the lighting was a big issue. I shot these back in November of 2010. Now that I have learned a few things here, on UHH, I can not hardly wait until this spring to play with this lens outdoors some more. I think I will even use my Tripod.
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Does this count? I shot this with my 30mm lens also. Lol.
Does this count?  I shot this with my 30mm lens al...

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Feb 16, 2012 01:09:11   #
MissStephie Loc: West Virginia
 
Huh, didn't realize u could shoot a landscape shot w/- macro lens.... Very interesting 2 know!
Cool shots :)

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Feb 16, 2012 01:32:12   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
MissStephie wrote:
Huh, didn't realize u could shoot a landscape shot w/- macro lens.... Very interesting 2 know! Cool shots.
To my knowledge, all macro lenses focus to infinity, making landscape and cityscape photos possible. Many are also used for portraiture.

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Feb 16, 2012 01:40:50   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
I love your hoverfly photo, and just had to tweak it a bit.
I increased exposure & saturation, and decreased contrast.



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Feb 16, 2012 04:21:55   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
I love your hoverfly photo, and just had to tweak it a bit.
I increased exposure & saturation, and decreased contrast.
That is really funny because I did just that when I was playing with this photo and I thought people would not like it because it did not have enough "Pop". Lol.

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Feb 16, 2012 11:07:08   #
Billybuzz Loc: Whiteford, MD
 
What camera do you use. I'm curious to know if you are focusing through the viewfinder or on a live screen.

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Feb 16, 2012 11:10:27   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Billybuzz wrote:
What camera do you use. I'm curious to know if you are focusing through the viewfinder or on a live screen.
I use a Sony a580. I never hardly look at the LCD screen for my shooting. I always use my optical viewfinder.

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Feb 16, 2012 11:18:04   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
 
nice shots,i'm with you i cant wait for spring.it will be my 1st spring i feel i know enough to get some better pic and bugs are everywhere in the spring.tom

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Feb 16, 2012 13:31:03   #
tinosa Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
 
tainkc wrote:
Billybuzz wrote:
What camera do you use. I'm curious to know if you are focusing through the viewfinder or on a live screen.
I use a Sony a580. I never hardly look at the LCD screen for my shooting. I always use my optical viewfinder.





Have you tried the HDR mode on that A580 , if so how did it work for you ?

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Feb 16, 2012 15:13:03   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
tinosa wrote:
tainkc wrote:
Billybuzz wrote:
What camera do you use. I'm curious to know if you are focusing through the viewfinder or on a live screen.
I use a Sony a580. I never hardly look at the LCD screen for my shooting. I always use my optical viewfinder.
Have you tried the HDR mode on that A580 , if so how did it work for you ?
The HDR feature was one of the main reasons that I bought a Sony in the first place. I do some forensic photography where, in some instances, a flash does not cut it.

It works just fine as intended. The HDR feature is not intended to be like those HDR features in post processing programs where people try to paint by numbers. The camera HDR also works great when, let's say I am shooting photos of my garden when it is shaded and I do not have the coverage when trying to use a fill flash. It also works great in high contrast landscape photos as well. Just don't have any moving objects when shooting in HDR.

Here is the link to a rather crude sample that I took of an HDR shoot with my a580. Please excuse the mess.

http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-18017-1.html

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Feb 16, 2012 16:01:51   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
tainkc wrote:
The HDR feature was one of the main reasons that I bought a Sony in the first place.

I wonder if this is similar to Nikon's "D-Lighting" mode? (Dynamic Lighting).

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Feb 16, 2012 16:22:18   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
tainkc wrote:
The HDR feature was one of the main reasons that I bought a Sony in the first place.

I wonder if this is similar to Nikon's "D-Lighting" mode? (Dynamic Lighting).
I am curious myself. At he time I bought my a500 in 2010, No one else had one in this class. I am going to Google it now.

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Feb 16, 2012 16:35:54   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
tainkc wrote:
The HDR feature was one of the main reasons that I bought a Sony in the first place.

I wonder if this is similar to Nikon's "D-Lighting" mode? (Dynamic Lighting).

I just looked it up. It appears similar. The difference being that Nikon does it with a single image and it can still be done after a picture is shot while still in camera. That is handy but Nikon says that this is not as good if the camera was set to take the picture in A-DL mode initially.

the Sony a500 took 2 pictures in rapid succession and merged a high contrast and low contrast into 1 frame while in camera. This means a steady hand or tripod. I had no problems hand held. My Sony a580 does the same but now uses 3 pictures for better results.

Nikon showed examples of their process and they seemed alright. Even though the Sony system is more constricting, those shot with the Sony seem to retain more detail deeper into the photo.

Unfortunately, I did not see any demonstrations with the Nikon at greater DOF in a confined area such as my example of my messy garage. This would be nice to see.

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Feb 16, 2012 20:55:06   #
tinosa Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
 
tainkc wrote:
tinosa wrote:
tainkc wrote:
Billybuzz wrote:
What camera do you use. I'm curious to know if you are focusing through the viewfinder or on a live screen.
I use a Sony a580. I never hardly look at the LCD screen for my shooting. I always use my optical viewfinder.

Have you tried the HDR mode on that A580 , if so how did it work for you ?
The HDR feature was one of the main reasons that I bought a Sony in the first place. I do some forensic photography where, in some instances, a flash does not cut it.

It works just fine as intended. The HDR feature is not intended to be like those HDR features in post processing programs where people try to paint by numbers. The camera HDR also works great when, let's say I am shooting photos of my garden when it is shaded and I do not have the coverage when trying to use a fill flash. It also works great in high contrast landscape photos as well. Just don't have any moving objects when shooting in HDR.

Here is the link to a rather crude sample that I took of an HDR shoot with my a580. Please excuse the mess.

http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-18017-1.html
quote=tinosa quote=tainkc quote=Billybuzz What ... (show quote)

Thanks for the info and the link I am impressed at the results. Quite a nice feature.

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