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Old Jun 26, 2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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I don't usually do close up shots but i spotted my wifes watch today and thought i'd have a go. If anyone has any tips on how to get it in focus all the way to the back please let me know. :-)


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Old Jun 26, 2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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not bad, is that the camera lens in the reflections?
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 12:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Julie, yes it is the camera reflection. I didn't realise it was there till i got it on the PC. :-)
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 2:50 PM   #4
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You need to increase the DOF, increase the aperture. If you can't (like with mine) take it out of macro mode and zoom in from a distance. That may help a bit.
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 2:56 PM   #5
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Cheers ferny, i'll give that a try next time. :-)
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 10:42 PM   #6
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sry ferny....zooming wouldn't help, but taken from a distance and cropped would...lol

but i really don't think you want more DOF....i like it how it is..

very nice btw....gj

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 1:54 AM   #7
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If he's going to take it out of macro mode and stand further away, he'll need to zoom won't he?
Another thing you could try is to make sure the watch has lots of light on it. The camera will need to make the iris smaller for correct exposure. I don't know how well that will work, worth a try though?
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 5:11 AM   #8
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Thanks ferny and vito, the good thing about digital is i can try all suggestions and lose nothing. :-)
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 8:22 AM   #9
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yea ferny he will have to zoom to get that close, but zooming has the same effect on a picture as using a large arperture, good idea with the light though!

i like it like this though...lol

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I like it with the foreground in crisp focus and the watch band soft. I think it would detract from the photo if the band was in crisp focus also. In other words I like it just the way it is. Just my personal bias.Tell your wife her watch is beautiful IMHO.



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