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Old Dec 12, 2006, 1:57 AM   #1
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Hard to take a sharp picture....
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 4:20 PM   #2
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Apparently the LED was lit when you photographed it. Some of those LED's can be very bright. I think that is the case here. If you would share your EXIF information and tell us your camera setup, I think we can help you.

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 9:46 PM   #3
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Cal,

you are right - LED was alight but as you see not aligned (with the lens...).

Exif information: T=1/500, F= 29 (still not small enough ...), ISO=100, focal lenght=238mm +extension tubes, manual focus, manual mode.

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 9:55 PM   #4
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I don't know if this will help or not but you might try -1.0 ev exposure compensation if you are using auto-exposure. If you are using manual exposure, you can try increasing shutter speed to 1/1000 if available. The idea is to cut down on the light coming from the LED. If you have a polarizing or neutral density filter or any dark colored piece of glass, you could try those.

I think the brightness is preventing or hiding the proper focus in the blown highlights. f-29 should give more than enough depth of field.

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OK, I will try!
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