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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:40 am 
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using the tamron 17-50mm 2.8 @ 1/250th; F/8; ISO 100

...lit with my brand new speedlight 430ex ii woohoo!
(and played with in lightroom a touch for the cropping and edgyness) :)


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Looks great, there's an incredible amount of detail. Nice work, good colors too. One small thing though, it seems like the focus is on the bridge of the nose, usually the ideal focus point is on the eyes. The eyes seem ever so slightly out of focus and it's a shame because the rest is tack sharp.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:14 pm 
i had the focus point set to the center and aimed specifically at the eye for this...so it should have been focused there. but yea...now that you mention it i do see what you mean. :(


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chammer wrote:
i had the focus point set to the center and aimed specifically at the eye for this...so it should have been focused there. but yea...now that you mention it i do see what you mean. :(


Well sometimes when the DoF is this shallow even the recomposing of the shot can change the actual focused area. One way to remedy this is to stop down until everything is sharp, or use a focus point that is closer to the eye.

You've already stopped down to f/8, any more and I think the lens would lose sharpness, so you kind of have to use another focus point to get it absolutely sharp. Not a big deal though, it's only soft when you look closely. If it was a print it would look just fine from normal viewing distance.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:10 pm 
yea...makes sense. i suppose then between both myself and the cat moving, the focal point shifted forward just a touch.

you did, however, just give me an idea about printing though... ty! hehe :)


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I bet it would look great in print. :)

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I see you in the eyes ;)

Good close up - very nice detail.


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That's a great observation Serenity.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:59 pm 
Excellent . WOW.


Is the 17-50mm a macro lens ? And what is a speedlight 430ex ii for ?

Thanks and would love to see more great shots like these in the future,
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