Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 14, 2006, 11:56 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
tchuanye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,279
Default

Just back from overseas, and had 2 days leave to spend with my children. Also managed to get some new set up for my flash....bought a omnibounce, and a flash bracket and necessary sync cord system to shift the flash nearer to the subject.....well, still toying with it....and have not really figured out the settings...(seemolf, Narmer, will post the set up one of these days!)

Today, just did some shooting downstairs, with the omnibounce flash in various position.

Appreciate any comments on the pic, and esp the lighting.

FZ10+6T+Sigma CU, ISO50, F8 various speeds, Omnibounce flash

#1: Head on shield bug
1/100s
Flash on top of camera


#2: Tilted frt
1/60s
Top


#3:A Y shape Bug Side
1/250s
Flash on top


#4: Side with diff BG (natural)
1/160s
Flash at side


#5: Angle view
1/250s
Flash at side


#6: LL Fly
1/100s
Hand held flash near lens end


#7: Small JS
1/125s
Flash at side


#8: Looking up
1/125s
Flash at side

tchuanye is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 14, 2006, 12:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
seemolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,255
Default

one word: AMAZING!

..waiting to see your stofen solution.

Sven

this is my solution: http://www.geocities.com/seemolf/light/light.html
seemolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 14, 2006, 2:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Plymouth, UK
Posts: 393
Default

Wonderful as always.

The lighting in 2,3 & 6 are great.

But I really like 1(the way hes looking and posing for you)& 4, the sharpness and contrast are super.

Haven't got to many bugs out yet in the UK. Just busting a gut to get to grips with the raynox DCR150 & 250.

Your macros shots they are an inspiration.



Steve

stevetracey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 14, 2006, 3:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
willow1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,131
Default

Wonderful Wonderful shots as always !!!! and the fly is my Fav.....

great work m8t

wILLOw
willow1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 14, 2006, 11:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
tchuanye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,279
Default

Thanks sven, steve and willow! Glad you liked them.

Well, steve, I know what you mean. I just came back from Scotland....and no insects.....just snow:lol:!
tchuanye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2006, 9:47 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
tchuanye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,279
Default

Ok as promised, here is the flash set up.

Flash Bracket+hotsync and cord



From the rear


The stuff I bought


The top mounted position



tchuanye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2006, 10:34 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
seemolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,255
Default

thanks tchuanye,

the macro light can be so simple with a hot shoe.

As far as I can see, the main flash direction is to the top.

The small part of light reflected to the front is sufficient for your magnificent macros?

Sven






seemolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2006, 10:51 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
tchuanye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,279
Default

Well, that really depends. If the flash is too bright, there are 2 things I can do...
1) Adjust the flash power down or
2) tilt the flash head up

and vice versa.

I do notice that for this set up, I have to use Manual discharge i.e no more auto as the auto seems not enough power....well at least for the characteristic of my flash

For the LL fly shot, I hand held it above the lens barrel...i.e. remove it from the bracket and hold the flash with my left hand and support it with my hand on the barrel.

Well will play around more with it the next time.

CY

seemolf wrote:
Quote:
thanks tchuanye,

the macro light can be so simple with a hot shoe.

As far as I can see, the main flash direction is to the top.

The small part of light reflected to the front is sufficient for your magnificent macros?

Sven





tchuanye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2006, 7:56 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Narmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,813
Default

Incredible shots, Tchuanye

each of them, has some peculiarity.

Nice setup, it seems to work finebut wih time you'll certainly manage to use it even better, for particular light effects (side light...). Great colors too.

Narmer
Narmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 17, 2006, 7:23 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
tchuanye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,279
Default

Thanks Narmer!
tchuanye is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 AM.