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Old 01/05/2008, 01:24 AM
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Just a few Close-Ups

Do keep in mind... none of these are cropped except for the hermit crab. And yes... I still need a tripod, so for now my tripod is my arms and eyebrow lol. Enjoy.















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Old 01/05/2008, 01:57 AM
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How do you take that picture so close..

Any advice..
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Old 01/05/2008, 01:57 AM
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Not too bad for handheld macro shots. Images are not too noisy either and relatively sharp. Did you use a flash with these shots?
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Old 01/05/2008, 02:55 AM
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I used flash with the first two cleaner shrimp pix.. The rest I played with exposure, aperture, and shutter speed on manual setting. Yea most of those shots were with ISO 100 and 200. I'm going to be a self-man tripod if I keep shooting like this. Any suggestions on GOOD tripods? I'm only steady until past aperture setting of f/9... I'd like to get more depth of field on some pix.
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Old 01/05/2008, 03:58 AM
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damn...
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Old 01/05/2008, 03:58 AM
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What is your budget for a tripod?
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Old 01/05/2008, 01:51 PM
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Those are some nice shots
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Old 01/06/2008, 01:09 AM
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I'm actually on quite a budget right now... I got a workstation in progress I got to build also. But any suggestions for future references always helps lol. I was leaning towards the carbon tripods... maybe gitzo or some sort.
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Old 01/06/2008, 01:28 AM
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if you only intend to use the tripod indoors, while shooting the fish tank.......get a cheap one from bestbuy or something. any ole tripod will do for just shooting your fish tank.

then just save up the money for something more serious when you get more serious about photography and traveling and such.
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Old 01/06/2008, 02:01 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys.

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Old 01/06/2008, 03:49 AM
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NICE........ up close of the cleaner shrimps, the whiskers sure do have a cool effect.
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Old 01/06/2008, 07:25 PM
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Yea I love the antennas on my cleaners.
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:57 PM
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the only reason you need a tripod is if you are shooting a slow shutter speed which would probably get you a lot of blurred pictures if the fish are moving. So the key to sharp pictures using a small aperture and a fast shutter speed. Now on corals you could go slower as long as the umps are off so there is no water movement. As far as tripods if you plan on using it for other things as well you can get a bogen which are not too expensive but are quality tripods
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Old 01/06/2008, 09:23 PM
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The tripod thing was an inside joke for all my buddies on here(you know who you are). I know what a tripod is for and how a camera works. It was more like a pass on message to the ones who keep telling me to get a tripod and I still dont have one. Btw too small of an aperture and you lose alot of depth of field on the fish sometimes too so it all depends on the situation. There is no KEY to anything except experimenting to find whats suitable for the subject you are focusing on. Bogens arent bad actually, but I think Im gonna end up getting a gitzo at the end. Thanks alot for the replies though guys. Lets stay on subject now haha.
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Old 01/06/2008, 09:25 PM
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Bogen isn't a manufacturer. They are the distributor for Manfrotto and Gitzo.
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Old 01/06/2008, 10:12 PM
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Yea I know... where does it say that I said it was a manufacturer? I was AGREEING with him. Maybe the way I typed it had you misunderstood.
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Old 01/06/2008, 10:16 PM
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Bogens arent bad actually
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Old 01/06/2008, 10:19 PM
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Exactly, I didnt say A BOGEN isnt bad actually. I said BOGENS arent bad actually as in NOT A BAD IDEA. Like I said, maybe you misunderstood what I typed.

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Old 01/06/2008, 10:35 PM
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BTW, are my pictures that bad that you cant even comment on it, yet scroll right pass it to read into another subject? Theres more discussion about tripods than the main topic of the thread itself. Lets get back on subject. Anything else you could just PM me if it bothers you that much. Thank you.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:13 AM
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Easy now. We're just friendly passionate hobbyists here.

The majority of your pictures are very crisp and rather brilliant on my monitor. The second to last one looks like what I would expect, and the last picture was a tad soft or dull.

That being said, you did amazingly well without a tripod. I rarely use on myself, but that is because my camera allows me to press the lens to the glass to keep it steady.

So how did you get such close pictures? It was asked but you didn't answer. Let's hear you secret.
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:35 AM
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Thats my little secret now isnt it? . Or should I say... get off your lazy butt and practice until your hands swell steady and balance like a tripod.

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