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Old Apr 22, 2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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I am just learning the ropes with the 4T. Any advice on getting good shots with this lens will be greatly appreciated. Please comment freely:!:
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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Congratulations on getting the 4t, Charles. These look good. Nice sharp focus. Good exposure. You obviously have the knack. Keep looking for different subjects. Some of the more prolific macro posters here are using an external flash bounced of a sheet of paper wrapped around the flash head. That isgives a more dynamic if somewhat surreal effect.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Fred, and thank you for recommending the 4T for macro work.
Just wondering, some shots look a bit dark, should I put the EV back to 0 when using this lens ? The camera is normaly at -1/3 EV and that works well for most all other photos. I really do like this lens btw. B&H is GREAT! :G

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Nice stuff Charles! When you shoot these things it gives you a greater appreciation for the macro-masters here. It's tough, isn't it?
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 7:55 AM   #5
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Just wondering, some shots look a bit dark, should I put the EV back to 0 when using this lens ? The camera is normaly at -1/3 EV and that works well for most all other photos.
These shots aren't too dark but for those that are certainly the ev could be adjusted. Also, try different f stops. Increasing the f stop will increase the dof (and of course make it darker). Don't be overly concerned with using 12x zoom all the time. Back off some and get the framing right. You can always crop toadjust the framing and increase the magnification while maintaining a good dof. I would alsowork ongetting more colorful backgounds.
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 9:13 AM   #6
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Thanks again Fred and thank you also Nick!
Always excellent advice from the fine folks on this forum:!:
Got this next week off from work so I will have plenty of time to photograph!

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I like to take macro/micros with the auto bracket for exposure. There is the histogram to help.
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