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Old 12/30/2007, 03:21 PM
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some macros w/ the 40D & 150mm

the liveview function on the 40D is super cool with macro photography. while using the XTi, i could never tell if i got the polyps in focus....thus it was mostly luck when trying to crop pics for super macro shots.

the liveview makes that super easy, as you can actually digitally zoom into the picture on the screen to see if your polyps are in a perfect focus. very neat feature!

the image quality is crystal clear.....much sharper than the XTi IMO. however, i felt like i lost allot of vividness after converting the images from RAW to JPEG...and then cropping and downsizing them. looks like i need to get a more up to date photo editing program.....

the RAW images just absolutely blew me away!







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Old 12/30/2007, 03:23 PM
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Wow! Great pictures The color and sharpness are spot on.
This is one way to look for red bugs...
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Old 12/30/2007, 05:48 PM
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Thats niiiiiiice.
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Old 12/30/2007, 06:54 PM
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Nice shots! the 2nd one is my favorite!
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Old 12/30/2007, 07:50 PM
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Oh, I've been lusting after that camera body for a while now, and you've just made it worse. Thanks!
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Old 12/30/2007, 08:45 PM
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Oh, I've been lusting after that camera body for a while now, and you've just made it worse. Thanks!
tell me about it...
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Old 12/30/2007, 09:01 PM
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Very nice. A few of them look a tad oversharpened, though.
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Old 12/30/2007, 09:18 PM
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thanks everyone.
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Old 12/31/2007, 01:12 AM
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Very nice, was lens was that taken with? I will have to explore that liveview soon......

How do you make that camera focus on the whole picture rather then just a point? I would love to have the entire photo focused on the coral of fish I am tacking a picture at times.
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Old 12/31/2007, 06:14 AM
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I love the live view on my 40D. Do you have the live exposure simulation turned on. It will adjust the lcd to show how the picture will expose while you change settings.
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Old 12/31/2007, 06:14 AM
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Oh and nice shots.
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:22 AM
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Great shots!
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:51 AM
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Very nice, was lens was that taken with? I will have to explore that liveview soon......

How do you make that camera focus on the whole picture rather then just a point? I would love to have the entire photo focused on the coral of fish I am tacking a picture at times.
the lens is the Sigma 150mm macro telephoto.

in order to focus on a larger area, you need a higher depth of field.....but that comes with a price as you sacrifice some of the sharpness. there are also ways to photo stitch lots of pics together to get one ultra sharp image.....but thats beyond my processing abilities as this current time.
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:56 AM
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I love the live view on my 40D. Do you have the live exposure simulation turned on. It will adjust the lcd to show how the picture will expose while you change settings.
nope, i haven't tried using that yet. i'll have to try it out next time i start shooting. thanks!
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Old 12/31/2007, 10:48 AM
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Cool pictures Al, now you just need to get some decent corals to take pictures of
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:27 AM
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The images look sharp to me To be honest seeing pictures like yours was the push to get a nice camera. Would you mind sharing your settings will takking these shots. Looks like you had your atinic's only on.
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Old 12/31/2007, 11:44 AM
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The images look sharp to me To be honest seeing pictures like yours was the push to get a nice camera. Would you mind sharing your settings will takking these shots. Looks like you had your atinic's only on.
nope, don't have any actinics. just run a 250w radium on HQI ballast. white balance is set to auto, but sometimes i'll adjust the RAW image to a color temp of 10k if there is too much blue haze in the sand/back wall/or acrylic, but i normally only do that for a full tank shot. as the auto white balance is pretty darn close to what i see in person.

as far as settings go, i just shoot in aperture priority, anywhere from f/5.6 to f/9, ISO always at 100 when shooting in aperture priority and a tripod.

then i use things such as mirror lock, long exposure noise reduction etc which are custom settings.
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Old 12/31/2007, 08:04 PM
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Looks like I went alittle over board with the camera, I thought my Canon G1 was the sizzle back in the day.......
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Old 01/01/2008, 03:04 PM
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waow, that's some gorgeous pics, thanks for sharing!! The clarity is amazing, and the colours are lovely lovely lovely...
congrats!

hope to see lot more!
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Old 01/05/2008, 01:09 PM
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Love the pics...hey I have the 30d does it have the liveview on it?
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Old 01/06/2008, 12:33 AM
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Love the pics...hey I have the 30d does it have the liveview on it?
i don't believe so
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Old 01/06/2008, 12:50 AM
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Do you have any pics of fish? I havent seen any pics of fish from you. I wish I had corals that vibrant and "still", then all I'd have to do is just place my aperture to f/9-16 and let it sit on a tripod to capture.
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Old 01/06/2008, 12:57 AM
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Do you have any pics of fish? I havent seen any pics of fish from you. I wish I had corals that vibrant and "still", then all I'd have to do is just place my aperture to f/9-16 and let it sit on a tripod to capture.
not with that camera and lens combination.

i do have some fish pics with the XTi and 18-55mm kit lens. nothing spectacular.....i need more practice with shooting in AI Servo and Tv mode stuff.





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Old 01/06/2008, 01:06 AM
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Yea dont worry... those fish shots will get better with practice in time. I'd play with the manual option more. Set the Shutter speed between 1/25 to 1/100 with aperture at f/5.6-8 and ISO at 100-200 and tell me how your results are? I been getting clean crisp shots with settings around those, but if your hands arent steady you might have some trouble. Have fun.
 

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