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Old 05-01-2011, 05:42 AM
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what gear do you use to shoot macro's and portraits?
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lens: Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR, Nikon 17-55mm f2.8
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:14 AM
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Camera: Nikon D90
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Camera: Nikon D90
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Hello Oz, is it the sigma 150 mm f2.8 macro, how do you comment on its focusing speed, and is it fully compatible with your D90? Thank you very much!
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:07 AM
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Hi whatafather,
Yes, it's fully compatible with my D90. I don't know of anything problematic with the 2...
About the focusing speed... it seems to be ok (I would say 'fast' but I think you ask for a reason, so I don't really know).
I have no other macro lens to compare the speed to (except my other Sigma lens) so I don't know what speed you consider as fast, and whats not...

Bottom line, I'm more than satisfied with it... hope you will too...
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I use my Nikon D300, sigma 10-20, sigma 24-70 2.8, sigma 70-200 2.8, sigma 150 2.8, Nikon 50 1.4. All signs lenses are the ex versions with hsm.


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Too many Nikon's on this thread

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Just got my lens.... Great step forward but still learning... I feel that it does not offer a great depth of field...






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Old 12-05-2011, 11:52 AM
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Canon macro 100mm
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w/ old Asahi Super Takumar 50 prime, F1.8. Nothing current to share though.
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Mine:
-Sony Alpha 200 with Standard Zoom
-Sigma 70mm Macro for Coral Shots
-cheap tripod
-UV filter, but only used for shhoting outside

I am thinking about a 50mm Sigma f1,4 for the next weeks... christmas is coming
It has a very nice aperture I guess.

By the way: Do you take your shots when the full light is on?
Some corals in my tank seem to be placed too bright; others seem to have not that much light. So I must adjust shutter speed depending on the spot in the tank...

And: Somebody shooting raw?
It's of course interesting but costs more time on the Computer getting the shots tuned...
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Hello again,

I am struggling with my camera at the moment.
The problem is that I do not get the pictures as sharp and brilliant as I would like to...
When I look at other pictures of corals I do not understand how they sometimes get these really nice pictures, super sharp and with no color issues.

I am using a Sony Alpha 200 with the kit lens 18-70 or more often with a Sigma AF Macro f=90 1:2,8
I shoot on ISO 100 to avoid color and luminance noise.
Shutter speed for tank photos is mostly from 1/80 - 1/250
I shoot in RAW and do what I can in Photoshop express to level up the pictures and trim them as near to what I see in my tank as possible.
Lenses were cleaned the day before with a brush, cleaning fluid and optic paper and last with the "hard side" of the lens pen.
But - I am not confident with what I get!

I work in the media postproduction with mostly very expensive advertising stuff for TV commercials. So I know a little bit about the technical stuff. But at home it feels like being an absolute beginner in getting pictures...

Now I am asking myself if a better camera can help me to solve this or if more experience people can give me some thoughts about the examples I added here.

As you can see I have no real sharpness and some noise on the background.
Blue colors mostly mix up very strong so the whole structure gets lost, best visible on the Superman Montipora.
Also on the clam the pattern gets lost.

Hope you have some advice for me!


Kind regards
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I use a canon 2Ti. with a 100mm macro lens.

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Hi Ray,

Don't show me stuff like this...

Edit:
Some little noise too, but I guess you did not resize the pic or cut out a piece?
But nice sharpness, good to see tissue structure and very good color on that coral!

Regarding your other thread - are you looking for a new one?

Kind regards
Georg
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:20 PM
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Hi Ray,

I tried again today and -as always- the problem is in front of the equipment...

The new pictures are in my Tank gallery thread http://zeovit.com/forums/showthread....052#post244052 - Post Number 16 from today.

Still not 100% but much butter I think.

I changed my ISO setting from 100 to 200/400.
So I could use shorter shutter speeds and also better details in darker areas. I do not really understand this connection but it seems to work better.

So for the next time I will keep on experimenting and maybe look for another (used?) Macro lens to get even closer to polyps and tissue.

Another though:
Did anybody try to use a polarization filter and shoot Top Down Photos?
I mean is this kind of filter an alternative to these acrylic containers to get Top Down shots?

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