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Old Apr 30, 2004, 3:43 PM   #1
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Default Close up- Carpet (beware....2 pix....altogether 400kb...)

this was taken using a technique zuhdo was using...well....not exactly....i'm using a teleconverter..lol.....but this was pretty cool....check out the lines of my carpet...amazing!!! (looks like i got a fisheye lens too now lol)

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a crop of the last picture.....amazing...

look at the threads of my carpet!! that is amazing!!haha

here is the full picture...


thanks zuhdo for telling me how to do this....this is cool
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 3:50 PM   #2
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Cool, Vito! How did you do that - somehow screw another lens to the end of that one? I've heard of that but I haven't tried it yet. Not really sure how, or if it will work - or if I'll ruin something!
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 3:52 PM   #3
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Ditto to everything Betsy just said.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 3:57 PM   #4
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muhahaha....you've started a wave zuhdo

lol

all i did....was zoom in with my optical (3x) and i put my lens adapter....it's a G2....so i can't switch lenses....but i have a teleconverter for it.....so i just held it backwards (normal screw in side out) and took a shot....lol
not much more to it....zuhdo actually duct taped it to the conversion adapter (hunk of plastic that goes on the camera and allows you to attach the teleconverter....lol)
but i wasn't planning on shooting a whole lot so i didn't....


i was afraid i was gonna scratch the lens......can you scratch glass with glass?....i really don't want to scratch it....lol
well...that's all....glad you found it amusing

look in close ups....for zuhdos posts....ants...waterdrops....all REALLY close up....and sharp as a tack....
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 4:05 PM   #5
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good job Vito! need to try myself this "backwards" tchnique! nice fluffy carpet!!
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 4:22 PM   #6
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Vito, I have learned you can scratch glass with ANYTHING. One of my bonehead moves this winter was scraping my car's windshield with the plastic (I thought) edge of my snow shovel, as we were shoveling the driveway. The next day, my windshield looked like a spider web! The local jeweler was kind enough to give me a chunk of jeweler's rouge which, about about a million passes, buffs minor scuffs out. Ten elbow-grease hours later, it still looks awful and I'm hoping to get enough out that it will pass inspection. Sooooo, I have learned to NEVER assume something is yielding enough not to scratch glass. Esp. when it's expensive glass! Just thought I'd pass on my hard lesson to you, so you don't ruin anything.
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hmm..i should find a way to "not" scratch the glass on my lens then....
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I recommend it, Vito - even tho your science book may say diamonds will cut glass, other things may, too! I know for a FACT that was not a diamond-tipped shovel!
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hahahahaha..
i was thinking some kind of clear plastic....or maybe just holding the teleconverter a little away from the lens.
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Glass isn't hard at all. As a matter of fact, I have this old memory of glass actually being a liquid. Think about really old window glass where it slowly thins at the top and little waves form as the glass descends.
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