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Old Aug 26, 2005, 6:12 AM   #1
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These were taken on different days in different light, as far as closeups of flowers go, I cant choose between my two cameras



any opinions on both shots to help me choose with camera to go which for these kind of shots

Shot one



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Old Aug 26, 2005, 6:36 AM   #2
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Tough choice but I'd go for shot one, simply because,to me at least,is a sharper image
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 6:39 AM   #3
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By the way,did you shoot both images at the same distance and under similar lighting conditions?
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 6:41 AM   #4
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sorry,I see you did not...should have read the post more carefully
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 8:05 AM   #5
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really it's hard to compare. i like both shots, the first is a good "straight on" shot, everything seems sharp etc. the 2nd shot has a softness to it that is nice as well and i like the lighting better....i think you need to experiment a little more before we can come to a conclusion- the other julie
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 8:25 AM   #6
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First shot is taken with my old G3 set on macro at about an inch from the flower.



second was shot with digital rebel and 300mm lens at 5 feet away.



just trying to work out which camera I should use for flora shots:?
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 9:30 AM   #7
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If you focused on the same spots with both shots then the second shot wins hands-down.

But I doubt if that's a good test.
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 11:09 AM   #8
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I like the center of the flower more in thesecond one, but the petals looks nicer in the first one.
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 12:22 PM   #9
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Your going to have to shoot in identical lighting conditions use a tripod and use the same aperture for it to be a fair test. The first shot has more contrasting lighting give the impression of a sharper image over the second shot.
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i think both camera's have their place in flora shots... and having both of them with you is not overly difficult since the g3 is relatively small...

the G3 is going to be very useful for macro-flora shots... so really getting in the flower and creating some abstract looking shots.. or for filling the frame with really small flowers that just isn't possible with a 300mm without extension tubes...

for larger flowers, or for when you are looking to compress the scene, then the digireb with 300mm is definately the way to go.. i actually use my 80-400 OS at 400mm almost exclusevely for my floral shots.. its one monster of a lens to use to shoot a little flower, but i find that the telephoto compressed look actually turns out some nice resultson a lot of the flora i find around here..
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