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Old 08-07-2014, 02:18 PM   #1661
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Still have to bias the cameras meter down half to full stop, when there are clean whites in the frame, however.
Manufacturing tolerances? I almost always bias mine 1/3 stop over, very often up to 1 stop if I'm not going to blow out anything doing so. But then I tend to favor higher key photos anyway.
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Manufacturing tolerances? I almost always bias mine 1/3 stop over, very often up to 1 stop if I'm not going to blow out anything doing so. But then I tend to favor higher key photos anyway.

No meter is perfect. Nor is a shutter ( although it's not like days of the spring loaded shutters lol). Lenses are different. I suspect individual sensors have slight potential variances. With the minor possible variances in all these, which can add up, there may/will be differences. One reason they still have an over/ under exposure button. One reason to still do 'film' testing with all combinations of lenses and settings. It's also a reason I still use a hand held meter for ambient lighting - so many less variables to be addressed than reflective metering with an in camera meter. Just my preference, and as you said, individual taste makes a difference. I like deep blacks to bring out contrast, with no burned out pure white in the image. And each image requires a bit of tweaking from the initial exposure, for the most part, which can be done in post production.

With the AW1, I noticed the nikon 1 lens need a bit more exposure than when I have the Fmounts on the camera. The Fmounts have wider lenses and gather more light. So when using the Fmounts, I have to bias about 1/2 stop under




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Nice lunar shot, frayne. I assume yours isn't a fake like mine lol.


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It's tough to take photos at a cruise in, because the cars are packed in together.

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Had an ultra wide lens on, when a 35-70 probably would have done me better. Did a lot of cropping to edit out visual garbage.


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The doe had twins, but I'm having a hard time getting the 2 babies in the same picture
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Nice lunar shot, frayne. I assume yours isn't a fake like mine lol.


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Thanks, but no fake, shot with my Canon 70D with a Canon 100-400mm L lens last night. Been trying to hone my lunar shots and it is much harder than I had imagined. Lots of trial and error.
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Thanks, but no fake, shot with my Canon 70D with a Canon 100-400mm L lens last night. Been trying to hone my lunar shots and it is much harder than I had imagined. Lots of trial and error.

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Some more messing around. Can't find the flash attachment to the light meter, the power cord to one of the flash heads, and one of the modeling lights burned out. Time to scavenge through the cases...


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Some more messing around. Can't find the flash attachment to the light meter, the power cord to one of the flash heads, and one of the modeling lights burned out. Time to scavenge through the cases...


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A shift in the lighting makes a world of difference. Like this one better

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I'm supposed to be cleaning up the base-; I mean, studio. Can't help getting distracted

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Sooner or later you're going to get tired of my photos, and post some of your own...lol.

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I love old cars. Really like the top image - has a fine art look to it.

Been goofing around with the new camera in the basement, trying to dust off old skills; grabbing whatever's laying around to make a still life image. This ones a little bizarre, but it's late, I'm tired, and these were the items at hand...

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I enjoy old cars too. Usually they're packed so tight it's hard to get just one, or sometimes even just part of one, in a frame.
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That's the problem I run into also. So I have to shoot engines, front ends, rear ends - anything without people in the way. Still fun though as I like the old cars too.


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I try to look for the classic lines and elements to focus on...


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Here is a shot I took while walking in the park this morning with DW. Hard to see unless you open the picture, but the bump on the log in the lower left is a turtle.
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Rainy yucky day so stopped and got some roses to shoot in the basement.
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