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Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Note to self..Use tripod....

Note #2 to self watch DOF...Raise aperture...

OUCH!! OUCH!! Serious note to self...Stay off ant bed when shooting!!!!! OUCH!!!










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Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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I was about to ask for pictures.. but you prempted my request... Excellent photos!!

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 2:27 PM   #3
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i see you're getting your practice in. have you used a flash yet??

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 2:46 PM   #4
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Thank you Pusher...You know me Have camera MUST Shoot Photo!! LOL

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 2:48 PM   #5
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Hate flashes but with these I may have to. I've got a Vivitar HV thyristor and a vivitar slave flash but they get used once in every 6th blue moon!

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 6:12 PM   #6
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LOL! It does take some getting used to. I'm trying to decide whether to ask hubby for a flash or a lens for Christmas. I've been using the on-board flash and it's OK as long as you take the time to check your results and adjust the flash output accordingly (and don't try to use it at 1:1). I can see where things would be easier with either a hotshoe flash or one off the camera.

Tripod is nice but not absolutely necessary. A monopod also helps to provide extra support with longer shutter speeds. The lens shoots very nicely at f16 by the way.

Antnests/holes are not appropriate places to stand. The least you could have done after standing on their home was to take some 1:1 pictures of them - maybe trying for their good side portrait would have appeased them?
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Great start dawg... but isn't that an "A" lens? Why no aperture info in Exif?
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LOL! It does take some getting used to. I'm trying to decide whether to ask hubby for a flash or a lens for Christmas. I've been using the on-board flash and it's OK as long as you take the time to check your results and adjust the flash output accordingly (and don't try to use it at 1:1). I can see where things would be easier with either a hotshoe flash or one off the camera.

Tripod is nice but not absolutely necessary. A monopod also helps to provide extra support with longer shutter speeds. The lens shoots very nicely at f16 by the way.

Antnests/holes are not appropriate places to stand. The least you could have done after standing on their home was to take some 1:1 pictures of them - maybe trying for their good side portrait would have appeased them?
Naw I've tried getting used to a flash but have never liked using one. Tripod will help tremendously as the focus is so micro in nature. Not a sports lens for sure as it takes so long to go from one end of the focus range to the other. I' would have shot the ants but I left the 45 in the house.



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Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:04 PM   #9
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Great start dawg... but isn't that an "A" lens? Why no aperture info in Exif?
Because I got better results shooting all manual. I'm going to work on it a little more but I do mostly manual anyway. Just me I guess.



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I would have shot the ants but I left the 45 in the house.
A 45 for a couple ants?
::cough:: Redneck ::cough::

Just kidding, no offense is meant by that...

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