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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:23 PM   #1
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Default First Try - Rayonx 250 with FZ45

Had fun freezing my fingers and knees off today ......... this is my first go with the rayonx lense and I did find it rather hard to find the focus area and to focus. I'm not sure on how far away from the subject I should be. Should I be further away and zoom in, or closer and zoom less??. These shots were hand held. The subject matter was rather miniscule so I have attached the cropped and uncropped versions. All comments and assistance welcome.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:34 PM   #2
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Wow Dyane, these are awesome! The ice crystals are really beautiful.

I don't think there is a rule of thumb on how far you should be. Whatever you need to do to get your subject in focus!
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 5:38 PM   #3
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Hi Saly, and thanks for the encouragement. Yes, I did tend to go with being where I could focus. I found the camera beeping at me when I pulled back and it seem to focus better when I went in closer. Its going to be -4 or -5 degrees tonight, so I will try again tomorrow.
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Those are great ice crystal shots. A tripod would really help in where you want to focus.

It will also help prevent getting "cold cuts"!
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 6:29 PM   #5
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I enjoyed your ice crystal photos - made me feel cooler in our steamy weather here in West Oz with a cyclone looming...
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 6:34 PM   #6
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Thanks Banksy - I'll swap ya any day, the winters are too cold here for a Kiwi Bird !!!
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Wow! Dyane-

Those photos are sharp right down to the crystal level. Nice work. Very impressive.

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Well taken Dyane, those crystals are crystal clear....
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Stunning for hand held !!
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Great icy macros! We're roasting here today, hard to imagine the freezing cold...
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