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Old 31st July 2007, 23:57   #1246
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Rain is a really challenging subject to shoot. Here is my attempt.



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Old 1st August 2007, 00:04   #1247
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Eeks! What happened to this thread?

We used to have beautiful pics in here, and now we have a physics textbook!

EDIT: Seems Samurai had a counter-attack just before i posted this. And an excellent one at that- loved the first pic.

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Old 1st August 2007, 01:05   #1248
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Mayavi what you posted is absolutely correct but from a photographers point of view, a "sort of standard is needed".
That standard is called 35mm equivalent.
Now If I tell you that camera x as focal length of 6mm at wide angle.
Now that wont tell you anything actually without knowing many details.
Therefore manufacturers give something in 35mm equivalent.
So if I tell you that my camera has focal length 24mm(35mm equiv) you will say ahh nice lens with nice wide angle.
However I tell you that my P&S is 40mm at wide angle, you will say "It sucks for landscapes".
Thats why this 35mm equivalent definition was involved.
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Old 1st August 2007, 01:12   #1249
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Samurai.. Amazing Pics..
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Old 1st August 2007, 01:21   #1250
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My attempts !

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Old 1st August 2007, 01:44   #1251
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Mayavi what you posted is absolutely correct but from a photographers point of view, a "sort of standard is needed".
That standard is called 35mm equivalent.
Yes, but that standard applies to FOV only.
Focal Length is the standard for... well, focal length!
See the difference? Since FOV matters most when talking photography, we get into the habit of converting focal lengths into 35 mm equivalents and in the process forgetting that its the FOV that changes and not focal length. I too used to make the mistake till this gyaan was presented to me by a very experienced photographer.
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Old 1st August 2007, 14:28   #1252
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Samurai, awesome pics. The first one is spectacular.
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I absolutely love macro's, they let you see, which you would have otherwise never seen or noticed.
Here are some I clicked....












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Old 1st August 2007, 14:40   #1254
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guys, what is the best way to use a flash in a macro shot without overexposing the picture?
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Nice pics Extreme torque. A few of them seem under exposed.
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Old 1st August 2007, 14:42   #1256
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guys, what is the best way to use a flash in a macro shot without overexposing the picture?
You need to bounce the flash or diffuse it instead of using directly. Otherwise your camera should be able to set flash power manually. Its hit and trial.
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You need to bounce the flash or diffuse it instead of using directly. Otherwise your camera should be able to set flash power manually. Its hit and trial.
Very tough to bounce the flash in macro photography. I would suggest using ring flash, but then I havent used one. So cant comment much on that one.

I hope this will help you Rtech..

What is the best flash system for macro photography?

Mods, please merge this and the previous reply as I cant edit my post.

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You need to bounce the flash or diffuse it instead of using directly. Otherwise your camera should be able to set flash power manually. Its hit and trial.
Can u make the flash bounce using P&S camera??
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Can u make the flash bounce using P&S camera??
That depends on the camera. If you have a provision to attach external flash on your P & S, then yes you can bounce. Else, you will have to find your own innovative way of lighting your subject.
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Samurai.. Amazing Pics..
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Samurai, awesome pics. The first one is spectacular.
Thanks guys, it was taken using 50-200mm lens at 400mm EFL.

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I absolutely love macro's, they let you see, which you would have otherwise never seen or noticed.
Here are some I clicked....
A macro shot should be extremely sharp, but these are soft. Since the light is also very low, you should use MF to get it right. You need a tripod to shoot macros at such low lights.
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