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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:29 am 
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Okay all,

I decided it was time to post at least one photo to get some feedback. Be kind, I'm new at all of this(code for tear me apart). I took a impromptu shot tonight of my pooch, below. Lighting wasn't the best but I don't think I could catch him with a tounge out like that again if I tried for a reshoot. In looking at the result I would have liked to achieve sharper edges around his hair but I suspect that's more me trying get aperture DOF right with focal length while still loosing emphasis on distant object, then again probably having my iso at 400 didn't help in this regard either. Or maybe it was just me not being spot on with manual focusing, at this point I'm not sure but it's not as crisp as I would like it to be.

For reference, the shot was taken as: 1/15s at f/3.2 105mm ISO 400

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Also, I'm not sure how to restrict embeded linked in this manner. I noticed this thread:
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3315
which seems to be catered at flickr methods, I'm not sure how to do this with my photobucket account.

Thanks in advance for the constructive criticism... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:43 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 pm 
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the first thing I would suggest is upping your ISO to increase your shutter speed. 1/15 is gonna be way too slow and it is the cause of the blur you see in the image... also with the pic being taken inside the flash would have helped or taking the pic in an area with more light... Anyways.. getting your shutter speed up to 200 or so would eliminate the blur for the most part unless the dog were to make a sudden movement.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:14 am 
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Okay I have the benefit of being able to re shoot in the same environment however I opted for a stationary subject. I played with the shutter speed and the ISO and it did help but still wasn't there unless I started getting on upto 3200 iso and noise did start to become apparent in image review. So I went for the flash route and dropped the ISO back down. After getting that massaged I decided to do my first macro shot on the new macro lens I purchased. Notice above the pencil's led a small white hallo of a dot. What would be the culprit of that, dirty sensor or something else? I checked the lens and its spotless, did a breath check on it.

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Shot at 1/160s at f/18 ISO100 and built-in flash

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Probably not sensor dust, but rather lens dust. Does it show in other pictures as well? And do you see it with other lenses as well?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:04 am 
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It was in 4 photos taken at that same sampling. I have since swapped lens with no dot, went back to the original and reshot with no dot. I suppose it must have just been some odd dust particle or something...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Maybe it was a little dust speck on the lens that fell off after the picture

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