mcarterbrown.com  

Plugged in Online Gaming, and Technology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

sigma 150mm :


Carl Zeiss 16-80mm:
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
Yield and Overcome...
 
Dr. PhunkyPants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008

CCM Fan
Hope you're satisfied with the purchase!

Note, I'd definitely run some distortion correction, spherize, or whatever you prefer on that Zeiss...
Dr. PhunkyPants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

I am very happy with the sigma macro. It is a tank of a lens. I haven't had enough time with the Zeiss yet.
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

a few more with the sigma:


I still need practice with the macro.

and another with the Zeiss:
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
Devil Dog
 
ballyhoo33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Des Moines, IA
Send a message via AIM to ballyhoo33 Send a message via MSN to ballyhoo33

Are you using a tripod with the Sigma? What are your settings on the last two that you posted?
ballyhoo33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

I used a tripod for both. I am not sure if I had OS on or not.

Droplet:
1/250 sec
F4
ISO 200

Bug picture:
1.3 sec
F22
ISO 400
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
Devil Dog
 
ballyhoo33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Des Moines, IA
Send a message via AIM to ballyhoo33 Send a message via MSN to ballyhoo33

That makes sense for those photos. The DoF of the leaf is quite shallow. Looks like you have a speck of dust or something on the lens off to the lower right of the droplet. The wasp shot looks soft, but I'd attribute that to the slow shutter speed. Keep on shooting!
ballyhoo33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

I didn't notice the spot on the droplet. I bet I had a spec of water on the lens. It was misting.

I was screwing around with manual focus on the wasp / bug picture.
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
Devil Dog
 
ballyhoo33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Des Moines, IA
Send a message via AIM to ballyhoo33 Send a message via MSN to ballyhoo33

I'd suggest using the shutter timer or investing in a wireless trigger to eliminate the chances of camera shake. I know I've been guilty of hand-holding for a macro shot or hanging onto the camera while it was on the tripod only to find out later that the camera shake got the best of me. I havea Pixel King wireless shtter that I use for macro and portraiture. Inexpensive and works good. I love shooting macro, but it's hard. Between patience, the wind, bugs oving around, more wind, etc. it's not easy.
ballyhoo33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

I have a remote for my camera. I am just too lazy to dig it out when the timer button is right there... just about all my shots are impromtu so I tend to make things up when they happen.
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » General » Off-Topic » Plugged in

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC