Viking's Pix.

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 27th, 2014, 5:59 pm

Try this. Take your small kit zoom off your camera, assuming that you have one. Now in good light, turn it around and use it like a magnifying glass. That is, look through the front of the lens, at something like your finger. You'll have to move forwards and backwards to focus just like a magnifying glass.

Now theres an adaptor that screws to the front of the lens just like a filter would, but this has a bayonet mount on the other side of it so it will connect to your camera. Its a simple and cheap device. So, your lens is now mounted to your camera backwards, or in reverse, hence the term 'Reverse lens Macro'. You lose auto focus and auto aperture control as there is no communication between the lens and the camera anymore. It's quite simple and a cheap alternative to buying dedicated macro gear. There's more to it than that of course but thats the basic concept. :D

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by Hamo1 » August 27th, 2014, 6:04 pm

oh ok, cheers viking

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » December 11th, 2014, 7:23 am

Been pushed into the portrait side of photography lately with the wife wanting some family portraits done. The daughter just got a new puppy too and asked for some pics..
Simple studio in the garage.
Seamless backdrop.
Two speedlight set up in home made softboxes. Key light to the right, Fill light to the left. Both on E-TTL.
Camera in manual mode.
Flashes triggered by Yongnuo YN 622C remote triggers and controlled via the Canon flash menu system at A:B ratio of I think 2:1.
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » March 29th, 2015, 3:33 pm

Posting Silhouette pics here so as not to load up the April Comp unnecessarily :)
Simply just trying different things.
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » April 29th, 2015, 7:33 pm

Not great but had to get out and about.
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by coops62 » April 30th, 2015, 8:45 am

any click is a good click

We have the USS Karl Vincent in Gage Roads at the minute but I don't like my chances of getting anywhere near it
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » April 30th, 2015, 9:54 am

This is true.

What's the chances of a Drone returning if you use it to try and get some pics of her?...... Lol

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by kiran92 » April 30th, 2015, 7:15 pm

That top shot is wicked!
What size tele were you using to get that close?

the drone... pretty sure it would return, along with some very big men with lots of *Blackness* (that's the hood being pulled over your head)
I work for my weekends... and damn it, I WILL enjoy them

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » April 30th, 2015, 8:46 pm

Sorry Kiran. Which shot are you referring to?
They are all taken with my 15-85mm (24-136). The top one is ISO 100 and I think maybe f36 so I could get the slow shutter speed to be able to zoom in during the exposure.

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by kiran92 » May 1st, 2015, 9:29 am

Of the ship, ah you zoomed, that answers that question :)
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » May 1st, 2015, 1:00 pm

What I do is start the zoom then press the shutter and when the exposure stops I keep the zoom going for a split second just so I know Ive zoomed throughout the entire exposure. Different Zoom speeds give different results as does which direction you zoom. :)

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by mud chisel » May 1st, 2015, 5:18 pm

Cool technique. got to give that a try

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » May 1st, 2015, 5:39 pm

Yes. It can produce some smashing images in any field of photography. :D

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » May 19th, 2015, 5:57 pm

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Re: Viking's Pix.

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