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Originally Posted by Highly-Annoyed View Post
The Tammy's sweet spot ( or should I say sweetest spot, as it's all pretty sweet ) is 35mm (52.5mm full frame equiv. on a 1.5 crop frame) @ F5.6. There you get the most detail the lens can resolve in both the centre and the corners. After F5.6 you're really only getting more DOF in a shot, rather than any more detail, at least on my D300 sensor anyway . 50mm is only fractionally less sharp than 35mm at 5.6.

This lens is really sharp throughout the entire focal range though. Even at 50mm at F2.8 the resolving power is extremely good. This lens actually equals and even beats the Nikkor F2.8 17-55, especially at 35mm and 50mm and even the Nikkor F1.4 50mm prime is only a tiny bit better at the same apertures the Tammy can do. It's almost as good as one of the best Nikkor primes and equals and beats one of the best Nikkor standard zoom lenses available. For the price, it's an outstanding little lens.

I just wish Tamron made an equivalent to the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VR, that was a fraction of the price and either on a par, or better than it. I guess I can dream on though .

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At least for Sonys, I think they are working on a 70-200mm. I keep hearing everyone talk about wanting it and they are expecting it this fall (sept-oct timeframe). Thanks for the tips regarding the lens. I had no idea that was the sweet spot. I will try to take more at 35mm/5.6!
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I have been messing around with Lightroom and really like the program. Anyways, another photo. I took this picture at Point Reyes (in Marin). The fog was coming over the hill from the Ocean and the sun was breaking through it.


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I'm running blind here as I can't see your plug. I'm at work and they block many sites so I can only get rough ideas sometimes or have to use the cache feature in google if I'm lucky. pictures still dont' work though

but take a look is this the same
http://www.pccables.com/cgi-bin/orde...09&rsite=71609
mini-b d6s plug
It definately looks like it. Is there anywhere else I can get it? Staples, Radioshack and OfficeMax don't have it and the nearest Fry's is too out of the way to go to just for a cable.
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Posted something to my blog yesterday, I thought you guys might be interested.

http://maximerousseau.com/?p=124

If you use Nikon stuff, YOU MUST READ! For Canon, Sony, Minolta, whatever photographers, it can be very interesting too.
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Here's my first attempt at dropping a slice of lemon, into a glass of water .



The EXIF data doesn't seem to be in any of the NEF files I'm using with CNX2, but maybe I'll find a solution to that? Perhaps there's a camera setting I'm not turning on, or a setting in CNX2 that I haven't enabled?

Anyway... According to the JPG that accompanied the NEF, this was f5.6, 50mm, ISO200, 1/1000th sec. It was on a tripod, with 1700 Watts of continuous lighting.

I think I mucked up a bit, having two spotlights facing the front of the glass, so I may change that when I try this again.

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wow that's just impressive!
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wow that's just impressive!
Thanks man .

I keep trying to work the kinks out of how to set it up, but with a bit of practice I'm sure I'll get it down .

I took another, without the spotlights and it did look better. I've given this one a different crop, to give it a slightly different look.



Same settings as before, just 1/800th of a second this time, as I was down to 1500w of lighting. I guess I should increase the ISO a bit, perhaps, to get a faster shutter speed at this light? Probably 1/800th of a second is fast enough to freeze action though. I might need to bump up the active D lighting as well, as I'm loosing some highlight detail to my harsh lighting. Maybe I can find a way to sofen the lighting also?

I'm going to keep playing around with this until I get it right .

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Maybe crop it a bit lowr so more of the lemon shows, the detail on the lemon is nice too
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Here you go guys... Nifty little website.

It will search the whole net for a picture you upload or link to. It will show all the places it shows up.

http://tineye.com/

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Here's a must read article for all Nikon users and very interesting read for all others.

http://maximerousseau.com/?p=124

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