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Old Oct 31, 2006, 3:09 AM   #1
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I've been wanting to shoot some "studio shots." I built a quick lightbox out of
cardboard and white paper. I used my japanese animation plastic models as
test subjects. I had built these back in high school. I had to glue and hand
paint them all. It would have been better if I had a nice and sharp macro lens.
It was fun to play around with the angle of lighting, which is the nice part of
shooting in a "studio." I have all the time to compose my shot instead of worrying
if my subject will fly off. FYI these plastic models are about 3-6 inches tall.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 3:45 AM   #2
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Royce,

If you did that with non-macro lens, these are sharp pix. Was it the kit lens? I recall you made a couple of really good ones from it.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 6:09 AM   #3
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royce, what can i say?? these are great!! really nice...

i use a couple of 18x18'' pieces of white lucite. you did very good for paper and cardboard. how about a pic of the setup?

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 6:54 AM   #4
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nice! was your K100D kit a Pentax or a Sigma lens? In Oz we got a 18-50mm Sigma DC as the kit. Methinks we got short changed ..
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 7:40 AM   #5
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Very nice. I don't know that a macro lens would have helped, unless you wanted to just focus on one part of the model? You pretty well filled every frame using the kit lens.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 7:48 AM   #6
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Those look great! I would love to see a few shots of the light box and how you had things set up.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 9:55 AM   #7
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Nice detail, color and good sharpness. This kit lens is one the best bang for your buck out there for any make of lens. The best kit lens of any camera make.

The only critique I have here is the second shot casts a shadow and found that caught my attention over the shot itself.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 1:55 PM   #8
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Here's the setup. Nothing fancy. Just a cardboard box that I lined with white paper. I used a clip on 19 watt compact flourescent light that I had gotten from
Home Depot for about $15. It was very useful since I could move it around and
just clip it to the sides of the box. The next time I do this, I'm gonna buy 2 more
of these clip on lights for more even distribution of lighting and less shadows.
The stand up light on the left was useless. It contributed very little light. Since
time was not a factor, I manually focussed for all of my shots. Yes the 18-55mm
lens was the kit lens. It is still the only lens I have. Hahahaha.



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royce, what can i say?? these are great!! really nice...

i use a couple of 18x18'' pieces of white lucite. you did very good for paper and cardboard. how about a pic of the setup?

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 2:39 PM   #9
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Hmm, I wouldn't have used the hot light. The white isn't 100% "white", if that makes any sence

An external flash+diffuser would do wonders for you I think.


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That's an amazingly low cost set-up for such good pictures! I should try it for my model railroad stuff. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Jay
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