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 Post subject: NIGHT PHOTO TUTORIAL
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:50 am 
JUST VIEWED, AWSOME. IM A NEWBE, HELP WITH LENS SELECTION. CURRENTLY USING OLYMPUS E 510. I HAVE A 18-180 F3.5 OR A 50 MM MACRO 2.0. IVE BEEN TOLD I CAN USE MACRO LENS FOR EVERYDAY SHOOTING AS WELL. IS THIS TRUE. KEEP UP THE GOODWORK YOUR A GODSEND FOR US NEWBEES

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Please, do not type in FULL CAPS. It's often considered offensive, and looks like you're shouting ;)

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sorry, did not want to offend. just a habit i got into

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MRTZ wrote:
sorry, did not want to offend. just a habit i got into

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I didn't assume you were, just that you didn't know :)

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Hi Terry, you can use the 50mm macro just fine for normal photos, and the f2.0 aperture will gather more light than your other lens, allowing a quicker exposure or a lower ISO setting if you have it set to f2.0.

But if you have them mounted on a tripod, it doesn't matter really. You might have a 10 second exposure on one compared to a three second exposure on the other (for example) but if the subject is still and the camera's on a triod, then it'll be equally fine.

But the important thing is not to worry to much about the theory - try it and see!


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Gordon Laing wrote:
Hi Terry, you can use the 50mm macro just fine for normal photos, and the f2.0 aperture will gather more light than your other lens, allowing a quicker exposure or a lower ISO setting if you have it set to f2.0.

But if you have them mounted on a tripod, it doesn't matter really. You might have a 10 second exposure on one compared to a three second exposure on the other (for example) but if the subject is still and the camera's on a triod, then it'll be equally fine.

But the important thing is not to worry to much about the theory - try it and see!


Moving people become more of a problem with longer shutter speeds though, although that might actually be the effect you're after. :)

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 Post subject: lens
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:59 pm 
thanks gordon and everyone who has given me imput. gordon, read all your tutorials and camera labs at least once a week.

thanks again to all

terry



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 Post subject: night photo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:45 pm 
being a newbee got a dumb question. inorder to get the smallet f number would i zoom in or out. gordons tutorial does not help. any help would be appreciated. thanks to all



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Most lenses can have bigger apertures (=larger F/numbers) if they are completely zoomed out. ;)

There should be some markings on your lens like F/3.5 - F/5.6. The first number is the largest aperture when zoomed out, the second is the largest aperture when zoomed in. :)

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 Post subject: lens
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:52 pm 
hey citruspers, heres my question. to get a shallow dof lower fno zoom in or zoom out large dof zoom in or out

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Gordon states that you should zoom in for a maximum effect, it's in his portraits video on DSLRtips :)

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 Post subject: dof
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:43 pm 
ive looked at his videos and i guess i still dont understand

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From what I've seen, YES, zooming in narrows your depth of field :)

Please correct me if I'm wrong, older forum members :)

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 Post subject: dof
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:21 pm 
i new that was you, will give it a try

thanks as usual

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You're welcome as usual ;)

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