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Cyclamen flower buds
Mar 12, 2012 23:43:03   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
Until Spring gets further along, indoor flowers will have to do. Tonight a cyclamen satisfied the urge to do a little lens peeping.
f/18, 1/2 sec ISO 400, 100mm macro lens
f/18, 1/2 sec ISO 400, 100mm macro lens...
f/10, 1/10 sec, ISO 400, 100mm macro lens
f/10, 1/10 sec, ISO 400, 100mm macro lens...

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Mar 13, 2012 00:01:32   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
Your subject exceeds your DOF. Pull back a bit, and re-shoot, then crop to same size. You should then see quite a increase in new DOF.

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Mar 13, 2012 08:02:13   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
Thanks for the feedback. I will try your suggestion, possibly tonight.
Nikonian72 wrote:
Your subject exceeds your DOF. Pull back a bit, and re-shoot, then crop to same size. You should then see quite a increase in new DOF.

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Mar 13, 2012 10:49:30   #
docrob Loc: Durango, Colorado
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
Your subject exceeds your DOF. Pull back a bit, and re-shoot, then crop to same size. You should then see quite a increase in new DOF.
yep Nikonian72 nailed it - pull back - and these are such fun little fellows too
great lines -

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Mar 13, 2012 23:33:59   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
Here is another try. I backed off, shot, and then cropped. The first set I posted were shot as close as I could get to the subject with this lens. I think there is an improvement to DOF, but my eyes may be fooling me. Please CC. Thanks again for your insight.
Nikonian72 wrote:
Your subject exceeds your DOF. Pull back a bit, and re-shoot, then crop to same size. You should then see quite a increase in new DOF.







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Mar 13, 2012 23:43:03   #
docrob Loc: Durango, Colorado
 
MJL wrote:
Here is another try. I backed off, shot, and then cropped. The first set I posted were shot as close as I could get to the subject with this lens. I think there is an improvement to DOF, but my eyes may be fooling me. Please CC. Thanks again for your insight.
Nikonian72 wrote:
Your subject exceeds your DOF. Pull back a bit, and re-shoot, then crop to same size. You should then see quite a increase in new DOF.
yes some improvement i think you could move back a bit more, stop down f11 ish for #1
#3 is another fish with a ways to go to hook it.

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Mar 14, 2012 00:06:44   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
MJL wrote:
Here is another try. I backed off, shot, and then cropped.
Much better DOF! Now to discuss some other characteristics:
1.) What aperture setting? You should be at or near f/11, or even f/16.
2.) When viewing full resolution image, I see noise. What ISO used? I recommend ISO 400 as highest. ISO 200 better, and ISO 100 best, but aperture and/or shutter duration become problematic.

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Mar 14, 2012 00:08:25   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
Thanks for your input. I'll try pulling back further. #3 shot I was trying to look into it's hideout so to speak.
docrob wrote:
MJL wrote:
Here is another try. I backed off, shot, and then cropped. The first set I posted were shot as close as I could get to the subject with this lens. I think there is an improvement to DOF, but my eyes may be fooling me. Please CC. Thanks again for your insight.
Nikonian72 wrote:
Your subject exceeds your DOF. Pull back a bit, and re-shoot, then crop to same size. You should then see quite a increase in new DOF.
yes some improvement i think you could move back a bit more, stop down f11 ish for #1
#3 is another fish with a ways to go to hook it.
quote=MJL Here is another try. I backed off, shot... (show quote)

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Mar 14, 2012 00:18:43   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
#1 f/11, 1/30 sec, ISO 400
#2 f/11, 1/20 sec, ISO400
#3 f/18, 1/20 sec, ISO 400
Nikonian72 wrote:
MJL wrote:
I was trying to use a lower ISO, but I live in an old house and my helper, an overly interested Schnauser was bouncing around the tripod and shaking the floor. Here is another try. I backed off, shot, and then cropped.
Much better DOF! Now to discuss some other characteristics:
1.) What aperture setting? You should be at or near f/11, or even f/16.
2.) When viewing full resolution image, I see noise. What ISO used? I recommend ISO 400 as highest. ISO 200 better, and ISO 100 best, but aperture and/or shutter duration become problematic.
quote=MJL I was trying to use a lower ISO, but I ... (show quote)

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Mar 14, 2012 00:25:29   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
MJL wrote:
#1 f/11, 1/30 sec, ISO 400
#2 f/11, 1/20 sec, ISO400
#3 f/18, 1/20 sec, ISO 400
Your settings are in the correct ballpark. Every camera (sensor type) is different. What camera are you using?

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Mar 14, 2012 00:26:41   #
MJL Loc: Wild Rose, Wisconsin
 
Pentax K7
Nikonian72 wrote:
MJL wrote:
#1 f/11, 1/30 sec, ISO 400
#2 f/11, 1/20 sec, ISO400
#3 f/18, 1/20 sec, ISO 400
Your settings are in the correct ballpark. Every camera (sensor type) is different. What camera are you using?

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Mar 14, 2012 00:40:00   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
MJL wrote:
Pentax K7
Nikonian72 wrote:
What camera are you using?
I am not familiar with sensors used in K7. It would be interesting to shoot same subject with different cameras (with similar lenses) to see differences in final image.

Keep shooting!

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