Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.
I'm a whore. I shoot where they pay me to shoot, even bloody QLD
Hey Nafe, you covering the winton festival of speed this weekend?
Nope. I go to Winton once a year and that's enough for me (especially when it's the weekend after being at Le Mans, talk about chalk and cheese!).
I'm off to Queensland Raceway tomorrow morning, which means I miss WTAC completely
Haha, yeah its a damned cold dank place this time of year! although, ill be there sporting my new kit trying to hold steady enough at -4ºC
Sounds like a pretty cool weekend actually.
If I make it out there I'll heckle give you a shout out.
Just look for my 400mm
@Azrael, hows the Hitech 10 stopper going? Thinking about ordering one
Going pretty well. See some of the photos in the Gallery for more details and massive over analysis
Needs about the same tweaking as the Lee filter. But from some people they think the Lee i have borrowed is fake because theirs doesn't need as much WB adjustment. Cant quite tell if its fanboiism or just variations in batches.
May be cause for some filter testing.. maybe a colour-meter and a fixed light source are in order...
Could be. Anyone else got a Lee 10 stop around? I gave the one i was borrowing back to my mate, and he is off OS tomorrow for 6 months (lucky bugger)
This came up on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1022605159/quikdraw-an-innovative-lens-holster?ref=category
Looks pretty neat, but i reckon the Thinktank belt system is more versatile.
Just bought a D5100 with 18-55. 3.5-5.6 Lens has been good.
Just picked up a 1.4 Nikon 35mm. Really like the 'bokeh' and its image quality. If i was to put the Camera into Manual mode and set the Aperture to say 5.6 on approx 35mm Zoom and then take a photo.
If i was then to put on the 1.4 35mm but set its Aperture to 5.6.
Would the same amount of light be coming into the lens as the 18-55?
EDIT: Just another question what is the best aperture for just all round use. heard F8 is recommended?
Went out tonight and joined in with doing some portrait/fashion sort of stuff. Absolutely hooked now i think
5.6 is 5.6. Always.
There is no 'best' aperture. Shooting around f/8 will see peak performance from MOST lenses.
Do not buy a 35/1.4 for a D5100; buy a 35/1.8 DX. The 1.4 is a FX lens and costs considerably more and weighs a lot more.
Just thought i would show a little solution to the strap issue which has been annoying me for a little while.
Like a lot of others the whole rapid/sniper strap system was appealing, but for me it was a pain in the arse to use with a bag because i have a shoulder issue that means i can't carry stuff on my right shoulder for extended periods, and slinging both on the same side is problematic with them overlapping.
While i was in Germany i saw this system which seemed to be the solution: http://www.sun-sniper.com/en/the-strap-surfertm.html
Unfortunately the clasp didn't fit my Thinktank Retro 10 (too thick) or my Crumpler FuxDelux (too wide), and so it didn't work. But it triggered my thoughts, and so i put together this system:
Its pretty basic, just a plain old snap lock climbing carabiner, a 100mm fabric quickdraw, and a 6mm stainless carabiner. It fits into the Black Rapid ConnectRs (which i noticed you can get cheap versions on ebay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/11089044...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_3470wt_1141) and works in a similar way to the Black Rapid system, and its also relatively easy to transfer from bag to bag.
Personally i use it mostly to hang the camera so i can go hands free, but it slides up well enough to take photos with as well.
Probably not for everyone, but it was a decent and cheap enough solution for me that ill keep using it.
aperture ratio doesnt take into account light transmission loss
For a beginner I think transmission loss/t values probably goes over their heads
Shoot at what ever aperture you want to shoot at, There is no best or worst, Different f/stops are used for different shooting situations!
If you don't quite understand f/stops, take a few photos starting from your lowest f/stop ranging to the highest and see what happens to your pictures
Was anyone else trying to redeem their scoopons with Fabness last night? I couldn't get onto their website to use my voucher, and curious if anyone else is in the same boat.
Edit: got it working this morning and it has accepted the voucher. Win.