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  1. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    My sister-in-law doesn't believe in lighting at their house so shots were either taken with the on-board flash or with with a slow shutter. Some were taken with my friend's old manual 135mm f2.8, so everything was full manual. This was my second time out with my new D80.

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    Shutter - 1/8
    f/4.5
    ISO 640

    2.
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    Shutter - 1/25
    f/0.3 (--this is what the EXIF says, is this right?)
    ISO 640

    3.
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    Shutter - 1/25
    f/0.3 (again)
    ISO 640

    Is it reading the lens wrong since it's an old manual?

    Would an external flash (SB-600) make these (above and below) better?

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    Any help is appreciated! :bigthumb:
     
  2. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    They look out of focus :sad2:
     
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    Shutter speed is to slow broski
     
  4. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    did they have no electricity & you were taking photos by candlelight?
     
  5. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    Actually, yes. It's a huge ceiling with a single weak bulb with a fireplace nearby. I should have just gone with the flash so I could speed up the shutter, but I hate hate hate flash.

    I agree with the focus, manual focus with a small viewfinder :hs:
     
  6. Sympathy

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    were you using the on camera flash?
     
  7. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    top 3, no, bottom 3, yes
     
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    awww baby awww
     
  9. Pants

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    f/0.3 :bowdown:

    A hotshoe flash with a bounce head would have helped. An SB600 would be great, and if you have the money, get it. I just use an automatic flash, a Sunpak 383 Super, with a "better bounce card" (see www.abetterbouncecard.com.) The Sunpak has a 3 f-stop range, so it works well with manual lenses, too.
     
  10. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    No idea why it's reporting that, but it was really f/2..

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  11. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    try turning up the iso a bit next time. i'm pretty sure you can go up to at least 1600 on that body, i could be wrong though
     
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    Up the ISO that's really you're only choice especially since you are already shooting @ f/2
     
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    I need that lens for my FTn.
     

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