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Old Jan 25, 2011, 7:40 PM   #1
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S5 Pro + AFD 105mm Macro Tamron

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Old Jan 26, 2011, 2:59 PM   #2
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These are gorgeous! Pls pardon the naivete' here: Other than the Tamron lens, I'm not sure of the equipment you listed. Would be interested in knowing more.
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 1:32 AM   #3
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These are gorgeous! Pls pardon the naivete' here: Other than the Tamron lens, I'm not sure of the equipment you listed. Would be interested in knowing more.
You caught my typo. Good about that. The lens should be AFD 105mm Macro Nikkor. Thanks for pointing out. Pete
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 1:35 AM   #4
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The shot herewith attached was taken with S5 Pro and AFD 180mm Macro Tamron

Shooting details as follows:
a) S5 Pro in the F2 slide simulation mode
b) Flash Unit: provided with Amber-colored filters to have the light temperature tuned down to 2500 Kelvin
c) Ambient Light: From tunsten bulbs with the color temperature checked to be around 2350 Kelvin
d) White-balance in S5 Pro: Manually set to 2500 Kelvin to match with the color temperatures of the flash light and ambient light.

Comparison between the shot in 4 and the ones in 1 to 3
a) Shooting details for #1-3
i) The amber filter used was much lighter in intensity
ii) The color temperature from the flash light so resulted was around 3800 Kelvin
iii) The ambient light was from the tungsten bulbs, so the color temperature was around 2350 Kelvin.
iv) The white balance of the camera was set at about 3800 Kelvin as the flash light was the source of light to bring up the flowers' colors.
b) Comparison
i) The background color of the shots in 1-3 is much warmer than the one in 4.
ii) The colors in 1-3 are richer than the ones in 4.

Comments on S5 Pro's F2 slide simulation mode
i) The color tone is much more vivid than the other film simulation modes provided in S5 Pro.
ii) The colors are a bit exaggerative. The red color is much redder than the original one.
iii) It is possible to tune the glow down a little bit by reducing the contrast setting.


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Old Jan 27, 2011, 9:41 AM   #5
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Wow ... I have sooooo much to learn! (o:
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