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   Old Thread  #1300 13 Jul 2011 at 8.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1299 9 Jul 2011 at 12.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1298 9 Jul 2011 at 9.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1297 9 Jul 2011 at 9.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Itís all a learning curve and the more you do the better you get. Focus points are more critical with this type of lens due to a restricted depth of field. Hand held shots with the subject moving about also has its own problems.
Try viewing the image from the screen rather than through the eye piece. This only works well when you use a tripod but it is easier to focus when you are looking at a larger image.
If you have the software with the camera, mine is a Canon and came with a remote shooting programme which transfers the image and camera functions with full control onto my lap top.
When possible move the subject in doors and shoot in an environment you control. You can build a set basically a few bits of greenery and leaves as basic or as complicated as you like.
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   Old Thread  #1296 8 Jul 2011 at 7.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So I got my new lens today, and have been playing in the garden with it between the rain. Here are a few shots i've managed













Any pointers judging from those would be great. I've found it pretty tough going getting the focus point right. It's been really windy here today so nothing has stayed still which made it even harder!

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   Old Thread  #1295 7 Jul 2011 at 2.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Mick for clearing that up for me. It is always a pleasure to read something by somebody who knows what they are talking about, even if I got lost halfway through, although enough stuck for me to see the difference.
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   Old Thread  #1294 7 Jul 2011 at 10.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1293 7 Jul 2011 at 0.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Stacking is a very useful application to have on board. I use Photoshop CS4 extended and although I havenít had occasion to use it in relation to the above I seem to remember playing around with the application. Think there is also some other software available which does this as well. Most of the work I do a layer system works ok. Am I right in thinking that with stacking you have more control over the final tonal quality of the shot?
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   Old Thread  #1292 6 Jul 2011 at 7.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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well after a long while experimenting I found that single long exposure was no good as it let far too much light in so this one is around 80 x 20 second exposures then stacked using software
Here is a couple of lightning shots I took back in early June about 1 in the morning,they have been slightly photoshopped just to get rid of the street lighting.



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   Old Thread  #1291 6 Jul 2011 at 7.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Really like both them shots mate. How long was the shutter open for on the star shot?

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   Old Thread  #1290 6 Jul 2011 at 6.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I also like to combine fishing with astronomy
Notilucent clouds taken in July last year & some Star trailing
also my 10" Dobo which I built myself a number of years ago
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   Old Thread  #1288 5 Jul 2011 at 11.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Got a handful on holiday last week..
















I've also got a new Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro usm on it's way. Cannot wait!!!



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   Old Thread  #1287 3 Jul 2011 at 7.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1286 2 Jul 2011 at 9.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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