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Old Jan 21, 2008, 8:38 PM   #1
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Nothing sensational or unusual about this watch....only that it is the first set of photos I've taken in my new lightbox constructed with the directions provided by Mugmar. Construction was a breeze, and the lighting worked great.

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Old Jan 21, 2008, 9:01 PM   #2
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Its a nice shot Paul, but Id be more impressed if it was all in focus. Having a lightbox you can close down your aperture and increase your exposure time to give you the greatest depth of field possible.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 9:16 PM   #3
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Good suggestion, Bynx. I'm sure I'll be learning a lot as I play with it.

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Old Jan 21, 2008, 9:45 PM   #4
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Its a nice shot Paul, but Id be more impressed if it was all in focus. Having a lightbox you can close down your aperture and increase your exposure time to give you the greatest depth of field possible.
Better? I backed off DOF to f5.6, set ISO at 400, and shutter at 1/25. To have a timepiece subject, I just took off my cheap digital and laid it in the box.

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Old Jan 21, 2008, 11:59 PM   #5
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Much better Paul. All the important elements of the watch are now in focus.
How about trying f13.6, ISO 100 and enough time for exposure? That should give you the maximum depth of field.
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Or even f22 or f32 (if lens supports it).
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Nice first shots with the light box. I'm glad we could help you, and everyone else with that. We are still playing arond with which type lights to use.

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The local Ritz Camera Store has a light tent that comes with two lights. The tent is about 14" cubed. The lights use compact flourescent spiral type bulbs with about a 10" reflector. If the lights are placed too close, there are definite rings of light. However, if you back them up about two inches, you get nice even lighting. The thing to remember is to adjust the white balance for the fluorescent tubes.

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