Pages: « 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 »
 on: August 03, 2015, 10:41:53 PM 
Started by John Camp - Last post by LesPalenik
DOF "control" - as in issue - cracks me up.  I've been making photographs for 50+ years and for 40 of those the problem has always been getting "enough" DOF, not pursuing razor thin slices!   Grin


That has been my own experience. I realize that some people like or even need the razor thin DOF, but I seldom shoot wide open, and try to use either the sweet spot of the lens or smaller aperture to extend the DOF. I was thinking long and hard when buying recently a 70-200mm lens, trying to decide between F2.8 and F4 (having already some F2.8 primes), finally went for F4 version and am very happy with that lens.

 on: August 03, 2015, 10:41:13 PM 
Started by TiborB - Last post by Alan Klein
Use you hand held meter at the same time you use the DSLR and make notes and compare your results.  Keep in mind that DSLR's act more like chrome film rather than negative film, so you don't want to clip the highlights. 

 on: August 03, 2015, 09:47:41 PM 
Started by Mr_Bunburry - Last post by felix5616
where are you located?

 on: August 03, 2015, 09:45:46 PM 
Started by Wayne Fox - Last post by Mark D Segal
Maybe Mark Segal has tried it.

Not interested.

 on: August 03, 2015, 09:24:47 PM 
Started by J. Paul - Last post by LesPalenik
Adobe DNG converter 9.1.1 handles Canon G3X files. After the conversion you can take it to an older version of LR or other software that recognizes DNG format.

 on: August 03, 2015, 09:22:56 PM 
Started by Patricia Sheley - Last post by graeme
Lovely, evocative.

 on: August 03, 2015, 09:20:23 PM 
Started by Patricia Sheley - Last post by Patricia Sheley
From aboard schooner Angelique in barefoot mode as captain slept below...made the mistake of sqeaky rubber socks one morning...not a good way to befriend the man in charge... Wink

Just starting to review the incredible light of the morning twilights that week...

(You see the moon approaching its set as the sun was rising through the layers of fog behind me... made for magical light!)

 on: August 03, 2015, 09:13:36 PM 
Started by John R - Last post by John R
Can't get Windows to open Lightroom after installion of Lightroom and PS. When I right click image file and try to open the file with "Lightroom", it won't open and keeps reverting to Photoshop. Anyone have any idea what I did wrong during installation? I have to open Lightroom and find the file to open. Not what I want.


 on: August 03, 2015, 08:45:12 PM 
Started by TiborB - Last post by luxborealis
The only "correct" exposure reading is the one that provides the most accurate exposure for the medium being used - typically the camera will provide it. Typically, yo want the brightest exposure that will not burn out your highlights. That being said, an external meter can be more "accurate", but that will be trial and error on your part as the meter is not reading the light coming through the lens as a TTL system does.

When I shot film (medium and large format), I used an external spotmeter, carefully metering the highest value in the frame and placing it at Zone VIII (three stops brighter than middle grey. One can also read and place the Zone II exposure value (three stops below middle grey). But both of these settings cannot be arrived at except through testing with the film and development you are using.

For colour work (specifically transparencies), I was careful to place the brightest value 2-1/2 stops above middle so as not to blow out the highlights - but, again, this is with a spot meter. However, for 35mm work, I relied on the very accurate camera meter (not evaluative, but still predicatable when use correctly with exposure compensation).

Flash and studio photography was generally done with an incident reading (light falling on the subject).

I can't imagine that a general purpose meter would give superior results to what you are reading through the lens once you have calibrated the camera settings with the film being used. I would suggest a good tutorial on basic light metering...

Good luck!

 on: August 03, 2015, 08:32:01 PM 
Started by rdonson - Last post by peterottaway
New lenses will cost more than old production lenses - and not just from Sony. Have tou had a look at the price of the latest Nikon 300mm f 4.0 in comparison to the last generation lens ?

I/m not  blind to the facts that a number of Minolta and then Sony lenses were more expensive than their Canon or Nikon counterparts. Just keep an open mind on the subject.

Pages: « 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 »