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If you're shooting on a table/with backgrounds, stop it down. Especially with closeups like the above -- unless you're deliberately trying to use a shallow DoF for accentuating a certain portion of the image, make use of getting everything in. Product photography is all about showing it all, not highlighting a small portion.
That was f/8 with 70-200mm VR I. I don't like to stop it down more than that since it seems to get pretty soft and doesn't add much more DoF. I'm so close to the min focal distance the DoF is already quite shallow.

I can highlight more by shooting directly at the product, instead from the side, but doesn't seem very interesting.
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Awesome, managed to overpower the sun.

Setup:

- Canon 5DMKII + 35L
- Hitech 1.2 ND
- Broncolor Picolite + Mobil A2R.

I'll post the pics later.
Edited by Marin - 7/8/11 at 11:51pm
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Hey all, how cool is this. A place for computer nuts (me) and in the same site i can talk about photography too

Ive been interested in these kinds of things since i was a kid, now that im older i have the means (money) to participate more and im learning a ton. My wife and i made the plunge a few years back and upgraded from a simple point and shot (cannon-gift) to a dslr. We bought a Pentax K200d with dual lens (18-55, 50-200mm), cost alot but the entertainment and fun of learning is well worth the money......oh, shots of the kids also.
Lately ive been shooting static objects for 3d conversion using Roxio 2012 pro. I have produced some fantastic shots but it is limmited in what you are able to shoot. I have started to pour over these forums now that i have found them and there is so much to learn here, im drooling on my keyboard lol.
Here are a few of our shots taken with the pentax, we didnt know about the rule of thirds or how to really set up shots, dumb luck rules on our outings. I hope to gain more control in my shots and think there is alot to learn here. Hope i can be a memeber of this group of yours and if lucky pass on some knowledge. If any of you have 3d setups ill post a link to the site ive uploaded many of my shots too.....if i can do that....mods

So here goes a few shots over the last few years:

kamloops lake by cravinmild, on Flickr

our cam was acting funny here, few days after purchase, auto settings (noob) were producing the oddest shots, after this the cam stopped working and was RMA. The raw (auto) shot was over 21mb

sunset at noon by cravinmild, on Flickr

sunpeaks-kamloops by cravinmild, on Flickr

Great moon shot 2 by cravinmild, on Flickr

Wife insists she is identified as the shooter of this shot


_IGP1673_0796 by cravinmild, on Flickr

kamloops bc by cravinmild, on Flickr

pink flower by cravinmild, on Flickr

You know what, im just going to stop here. I didnt realize how many shots we have taken over the years and posted to flickr. Ok you get the idea
If the mods allow ill post links to where my 3d shots are hosted and clicking on a shot will bring you to flickr...cant help that now can i lol

great club, hope to be a member
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Awesome, managed to overpower the sun.

Setup:

- Canon 5DMKII + 35L
- Hitech 1.25 ND
- Broncolor Picolite + Mobil A2R.

I'll post the pics later.
YOU NEVER POST ANYMORE! And overpowering the sun isn't too hard, I can almost do it with ONE YN460II which is 50 bucks.
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can anyone recommend a m42 adapter for nikon F (d7000). I wanna try my old school m42 lens but I've heard that cheap adapters with the glass make it not worth it overall.
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That was f/8 with 70-200mm VR I. I don't like to stop it down more than that since it seems to get pretty soft and doesn't add much more DoF. I'm so close to the min focal distance the DoF is already quite shallow.

I can highlight more by shooting directly at the product, instead from the side, but doesn't seem very interesting.
I'm under the impression that you would want to use a shorter FL than that. Would give you a deeper depth of field. But that's my opinion.
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That was f/8 with 70-200mm VR I. I don't like to stop it down more than that since it seems to get pretty soft and doesn't add much more DoF. I'm so close to the min focal distance the DoF is already quite shallow.

I can highlight more by shooting directly at the product, instead from the side, but doesn't seem very interesting.
when i shoot up macro or products up close, i shoot at f16+ on a 35mm and like f64 on a field camera. the lens definitely suffers a bit due to diffraction, but im not pixel peeping so it doesnt matter.
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Got the Sigma 24 1.8 and it only needs +17 microadjust...
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Finally turned 18 (I can legally drink now but more importantly vote) today so you guys can send me that 5D2 and L series you've been saving for this occasion.

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First time posting in this thread with a question. I plan on taking my Cannon EOS Rebel T3 to the beach in a couple weeks and need to find a good enclosure to protect it from the sand/wind/people running by. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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