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Old Apr 30, 2007, 3:40 PM   #1
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Old Apr 30, 2007, 4:00 PM   #2
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out of focus or camera shake. i would have tossed it.

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Old Apr 30, 2007, 9:08 PM   #3
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I am going to disagree with Roy here. I like this one and I think it has the smoothest bokeh of all the shots you have posted. I don't believe it is either out of focus or suffering from camera shake but I think the closest petals may have been inside your minimum focusing distance. I still like it though.

As some others mentioned, if you put all of your pictures in one thread by replying to yourself it makes it easier for us to comment on the group as a whole. Keep posting, this is a great place to learn.

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Old May 1, 2007, 4:03 AM   #4
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Thanks, Roy and Tim!

The photos are not treated or croped: as from the camera. I tried do a soft photo, but I didn't intend OOF.

Your right, next time I'll put all shots in only one topic, as adviced.

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Old May 1, 2007, 4:53 AM   #5
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the reason i said OOF is that i think the opening bud is the target. both buds to the right and left are pretty much focused but i think the partially opened one is the subject. CMIIW.

the canon 250d is one of the best diopters i seen used. it's outstanding. it's cost tho is about the same as a MF macro lens.

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You're right! Thanks!

250D is a very useful tool. In addition, it's not difficult to carry and fits easy on DA 50-200 lens.

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Old May 1, 2007, 12:57 PM   #7
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I have seen these higher end diopters for sale but never tried one. I wonder though, if that is part of why the OOF portions of your pictures are a little puzzling to me. I know a dedicated macro is supposed to be flat focusing. Does anyone know if the diopters make the focusing field *more* curved? That might explain why in a couple of shots the edges are sharp but the center, which looks to be on a similar plane, is soft. Just a thought, Roy what do you think?

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Old May 1, 2007, 3:27 PM   #8
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Tim, I don't know if the focusin plane of a diopter is "curved", but the subject is a sphere, it's not flat. I tried to focus the crown of the dandelion "sphere", not the center, which was closer to the lens.
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Andrei,

I see the same few specks on each one of your photos. I'd suggest cleaning your sensor, try using a bulb blower to see if that will blow off those dust specks.
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Thanks, Ishino! It's alerady planned.

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