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Nerri1029

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First time using my Lester Dine Lens.
Working out the kinks.

It was a bad E-bay experience but I ended up with a functional ( repaired ) lens, though the focus moves far too rough.. the lens is decent.

 

spider

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I've always been timid about lenses on ebay. I buy only from the Trusted sellers with the highest ratings. Always seems to work out well. You pay a little more for the piece of mind.
 

Nerri1029

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I've always been timid about lenses on ebay. I buy only from the Trusted sellers with the highest ratings. Always seems to work out well. You pay a little more for the piece of mind.
Yeah I've had good luck on several lenses prior, this guy was a crook and due to my persistence is no longer selling.
 

Crysta

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Well I am still not odne going through 2500 photos from my previous wedding,(3day event) so I will post 2 average shots and later on take the 3 best from the 2500 and post it here :)



 
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Crysta

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Havn't seen any updates from spider yet :(
Heres one of my bosses kids.

 

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I'm sorry I've been gone for so long!

Here is one from this week :)

Holley Primm of Live 80, a band from Dallas, TX.

 

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Portraits aren't my strong point (ya know, because they involve other humans usually).. but I got this one of my son the other day that I liked...



And, if we can post non-human portraits... I'd like to share these :)





 

Crysta

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those dog pics are beautiful teal :) what lens?

spider i want those boots lol
 

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Thank you Crysta :) They were taken with a stock little Nikon... I'm not sure of the dimensions, it was a borrowed camera that I was using for the first time. They are also unedited, except re-sizing and the text :)
 

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Thanks spider :)

I wish I had money for a decent camera and set up.. I'd be SO happy lol
 

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I just recently bought the new Canon EOS 60D. It's pretty legit.
Wasn't sure at first about it but I'd only be out 950 and could return it.
But, as always with Canon, it performs spectacularly. 18mp CMOS Sensor with 1080p HD recording as well. The flip out screen is great too because when I put it up, I close the screen and dont worry about scratches.

this shot here is from my old Canon EOS 50D (15mp cmos sensor, 6.3 fps)

I think the details of this shot are SS 1/160, ISO 100, f3.5, and two flashes from behind me at above left and right triggered wirelessly via CT-04

 

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This picture doesn't deserve to be in this thread from an artistic standpoint, but since there is talk of technique I thought I would add it.

Last night I figured I would start to muck about with high speed photography. I won't be in town to pick up electronics components to do a piezoelectric or mic-based trigger for a bit, so I figured I'd go low tech. Two sheets of cardboard with tin foil at the edges acting as a switch on the flash. Set the camera up for a long exposure in total darkness, stumbled my way to a piece of wood I'd put on the floor to get my mark and then hit the bag with the trigger taped to it.

There was no delay, so you don't really get the deflection of the bag. Also, the trigger cast a shadow on my hand and even when edited out it doesn't look quite right. Still, as first attemps go I think I like direction and will play around with it more in future.

Cheers,
Dave
 
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Nerri1029

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This picture doesn't deserve to be in this thread from an artistic standpoint, but since there is talk of technique I thought I would add it.

Last night I figured I would start to muck about with high speed photography. I won't be in town to pick up electronics components to do a piezoelectric or mic-based trigger for a bit, so I figured I'd go low tech. Two sheets of cardboard with tin foil at the edges acting as a switch on the flash. Set the camera up for a long exposure in total darkness, stumbled my way to a piece of wood I'd put on the floor to get my mark and then hit the bag with the trigger taped to it.

There was no delay, so you don't really get the deflection of the bag. Also, the trigger cast a shadow on my hand and even when edited out it doesn't look quite right. Still, as first attempts go I think I like direction and will play around with it more in future.

Cheers,
Dave
very cool :)

what if the trigger was behind the bag and required a small deflection ??

one of my latest. The over exposure was accidental.. but I kind of like it.
 

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I should have moved her further from the wall to prevent a shadow, but I let it slide

 

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That outfit is sensational.. I forgot to say that last time! lol
 

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