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thanks for the tip ill try that, im using photoshop cs3 to even out the temperature and tint to each of the files and save them as tiffs, then dynamic photo hdr for the hdr process
It's all totally subjective, but I think it's cool when shadows are evened out. It gives the pic a surreal effect. I prefer this to the more pronounced adjustments where the picture begins to look unreal. Eraly n I produced of unreal stuff which I've gotten tired of.
Marin did an underground parking garage I saw posted somewhere and I thought that looked really neat. Maybe He'll post it if we ask him nicely.
    
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Just wondering, do any of you like to keep UV filters on your lenses just as protection?
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Hey guys i'm selling my XSI and the Tmaron 28-75mm f2.8 lens if any one is interested, here is the link.
http://www.overclock.net/sale/550342...ml#post6827367
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It's all totally subjective, but I think it's cool when shadows are evened out. It gives the pic a surreal effect. I prefer this to the more pronounced adjustments where the picture begins to look unreal. Eraly n I produced of unreal stuff which I've gotten tired of.
Marin did an underground parking garage I saw posted somewhere and I thought that looked really neat. Maybe He'll post it if we ask him nicely.
I understand, This is one of my few HDR trys that have actually come out fine. most of the time they just seem odd and grainy at times.
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Just wondering, do any of you like to keep UV filters on your lenses just as protection?
i do, always have a UV filter, polarizer or some filter on the front, if i fall, slip or drop it i would rather replace a 50 dollar filter then paying a TON because i shattered a front element.

but thats just me, some people rant about how it degrades image quality, i for one dont notice large enough a difference for me to justify not having one on.
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Just wondering, do any of you like to keep UV filters on your lenses just as protection?

UV filters are useless most of the time, all of the inexpensive ones can degrade your image quality. They may also make your lens more susceptible to lens flare since the filter will be at the very end of your lens, which will cause it to catch light sooner than the farther set back lens.

The only times I can see them as useful is if it is raining and you have a sealed body and lens (a filter completes the seal usually), then you need one. Or if you a shooting somewhere very dirty (like a dirtbike track or somewhere were debris could get on the lens).

A lens hood is the best thing to have for protecting your lens from a drop (other than just not dropping it {i.e. neck strap/bottom weighted tripod})
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Out on the beach again tonight shooting gulls and terns, when my wife threw a ball for our boxer to fetch. People over in the Nikon forum alude to a seemingly 3D nature to the appearance of captures from the 400VR. I think I know what they're referring to when looking at the splash in these pictures of our pup. Again, everything with the D3 400 f/2.8 VR 1.7tc:

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I've been trying to catch one of these guys doing this and tonight I was successful. They do this shake rattle and roll a few seconds after plunging into the water to catch a fish.. Note this bird has been banded.

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Beautiful shots mate . Especially the last one
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