A&P How's this Macro?

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  1. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    So I just picked this up...getting ready to pop the question so I thought I'd try taking a picture of it.

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    seems a bit oof
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yes its seems a bit OOF, or its SOOC, it just may need a bump of USM.

    good luck, :h5:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    if you're going to have a shallow dof like that... try focusing on one of the prong heads rather than the diamond, since they're somewhat on the same plain of focus. Might have better results. :dunno:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    maybe not the best of examples, but here's when I got my lens and was practicing on the wife's ring. :o

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    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    yeah it does seem pretty out of focus...I guess I'll give it another whirl tonight.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    did you use a tripod? did you use a shutter release or timer?

    this is probably your problem:

    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/40 second = 0.025 second

    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 16/1 = F16
     
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    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    I did use a tripod. is there ideal settings for macro photos?
     
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    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    ok...take 2.

    f11 at 1/60

    better...seems like I got it more in focus this time. Any other suggestions?

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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Well there's definitely no need for all that white space, crop it tighter :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    looks gooder. :bigthumb:
     
  12. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    The reason more seems like it was in focus, at a faster fstop, is because you're either A)farther from your subject, or B) zoomed wider. DoF is affected by distance to your subject, as well as how wide you're shooting. Longer zooms result in shallower depth of fields, as well as wider shots having deeper depth of field.

    and yeah, your second shot looks much sharper, but you've got enough white space in there to fit a couple of galaxies.
     

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