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Try getting shots tomorrow during the daytime without any red lighting on. That red is drowning out the details of the rest of the parts. You don't want everything having a red tint. That tripod did help with the camera shake though.
    
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Yeah, good call, the pics with the cathodes off do look much better, hopefully there's some good light tomorrow
    
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to be honest, you really didn't do to bad. your biggest problem is the CCFLs are stupid bright and have an ultra low kelvin color temperature. no camera in the world will meter them correctly.

the only success i've had in photographing cases with CCFLs is to use another bright light source to fill in the light. either outside on the patio table with cheap reflectors (aka propped up 8.5x11 paper) or go all out with an alien bee with an umbrella.
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These look much better than the first batch. Just keep playing around with settings. Make sure they aren't overexposed or underexposed.
    
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And don't set the contrast to over 9000 or whatever.
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Thanks guys, yeah lots of fun to play with, took the camera back today, and it seems the 50mm lens is mia, so hopefully the next time I take it out it will be back
    
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If you like taking pictures you should buy an entry level DSLR.
    
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Yeah I think I might have a new addiction aside from constantly upgrading my rig any suggestions on a camera?
    
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nice first attempts, just remember that most of those "nice" pics are always PP'd (post processed)
 
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