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Old 01-28-2006, 12:00 PM
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Need lot of advise, please

I'm working with a new camera, nikon D50 with a nikon 55mm f2.8 macro AF lens, and its another one of those hair pulling learning experiences that one ( me anyway) just cannot figure out no matter how hard I try and retry. So if you all can look at these photos and give me some advise on what I need to try it would be very appreciated.
I have stopped the aperture down a great deal and slowed the shutter speed to match to get a more even focused picture but I still can't seem to get everything to look sharp, especially the screws. So please fire away and help me if you can.

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Had to delete the pictures they were causing web site problems, sorry


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Bill, My knowledge on this is well........None, but just wanted to comment on the photo as it is. I think it looks great. I see what your talking about but its not going to take too much help from the Pro's to get it to where you want. Seems like everyone is getting a D50. Thats a beautifull looking knife also.

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Bill go ahead and give us the rest of your settings so we'll know what you're working with. Jpeg., raw? menu settings? etc.


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Old 01-28-2006, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

Terrill, setting were jpeg, fine, 2 sec. F11, iso-200,image size small, optimize image - sharp. white- auto.
These are for the first picture. I'm not for certian about the second picture, I believe it was all the above except 1sec. F9

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Old 01-28-2006, 06:29 PM
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Bill, I would shoot it in a raw format if you can (at least a tiff format). Lower the ISO to 100. Try keeping the shutter speed at no more than 1 sec. (I just seem to have better luck avoiding camera shake at that speed or faster, even with a tripod). Then try a little post processing (sharpening)in Photoshop, Capture One or another program.


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Hi Bill- I mentioned to you sometime back how good your photos were coming out on your posts in the Display section.. Really a huge improvement from your earlier shots... When I got my new Canon G-3, I ordered a DVD tutorial off E-bay and it really was helpful to me.. I was able to watch the DVD with the camera in my hand, pause the lesson when necessary, and in no time I was running and gunning.. It just helped me a ton. I did a quick search of E-bay, and here are a couple links for you ....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-Digita...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-How-To...QQcmdZViewItem

I still go back from time to time and use the DVD to clarify something in the owners manual that I am having a hard time understanding...

Bill, here's a photo of the spiked Hawk you made last year.. It's very busy, and I am working on a new photo, something simple with a black blackground to focus more attention on the Hawk, but haven't got a keeper yet....

Good luck with the Nikon and Happy New year, Rich
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:16 PM
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Thank you Terrill and Rich.

I'll try what you suggest Terrill and see if I can improve, the D50 only sets a ISO as low as 200 so I'll have to see what else I can do there, I really appreciate the advise, Lord knows I need lots of it.

Rich, that sure was a pretty hawk, I need to get busy and make another one. I'll check into those links and see what I can come up with. I also bought a 300mm F4 for wildlife photos so I need help in the great outdoors as well as under my knife tent.

Thanks again,

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