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Old Jun 15, 2005, 3:07 PM   #1
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Just picked up a Nikon 4T and in my rush to try it, had to make do with dull overcast conditions earlier this evening.

First one, Light through a window, no flash, manual focus, f4.5, 100 iso, 1/15 sec, at 200mm from about 12 inches, handheld using 2 second timer.

The second one was with flash, manual focus, f8, 100 iso, at 200mm from 12 inches, handheld using 2 second timer.

So, bearingthat in mind I would like any comments, I will of course be trying this lens out a lot more just as soon as....

Oh, and can anyone tell me whateither of these are??





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Old Jun 15, 2005, 4:02 PM   #2
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interesting shots, Stevekin... i can't really hazard a guess as to what they are, but the first resembles nothing so much as the crust of something baked with sprouts of some sort in it! :? as for the second... applesauce? some sort of frruit?

technically, the first is the best... lighting is better, and the texture and exposure are very good. the second suffers a bit from "hot spots" from the flash... you might consider ways to mute the flash a bit to reduce that problem. i've found that if iwrap a piece of printer paper over the pop-up flash on my FZ20 (held in place with a rubber band), it acts as a diffuser and really helps reduce the reflected glareand hot spots on close-up images.
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Thanks squirl, like the suggestion about diffusing the flash. Will give it a go. I am really pleased with this lens, and hope to get more out of it when I know what I am doing, thank you for the recommendation

You are on the right track, they are both edible and hopefully not giving too much away, they are distant cousins.

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Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:02 PM   #4
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Nobody else ??

Go on, have a guess.............. You'll make a new 4T owner very happy :-D.
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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A Kiwi and a Lemon?

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Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for guessing Brian.

You're wrong, but they are both fruit.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 11:00 AM   #7
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.Really nobody else ??

(I might as well send the bloody Nikon 4T lens back then):roll:

Sorry they are not bees/damsel flies/flowers etc.

The botanical term for both of these is 'simple dry fruit'. Should be easy now :-).
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Don't send the lens back, Steve... if you can get so close to a subject that it doesn't even look like what it really is,that's a GOOD thing! :GThink of the pics you can get if you focus on something truly diminutive!


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No worries squirl, it's just mild (?) sarcasm on my part. I've no intention of sending it back, I think it's great. But by the time I get in in the evening, all the blooming creatures are having a siesta, somewhere I can't find them :roll:.
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Stevekin wrote:
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No worries squirl, it's just mild (?) sarcasm on my part. I've no intention of sending it back, I think it's great. But by the time I get in in the evening, all the blooming creatures are having a siesta, somewhere I can't find them :roll:.
hehe i no what you mean , how about a potato and pear :-)
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