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matts125
09-20-2006, 10:25 AM
Well I finnally got my 105mm micro lense last night. I bought the 65mm first and decided that for $450 it wasnt worth the money so I went with the 105 mm micro as Dang (tamarindthai) and Tom (bigt) had suggested. I even found the 105 mm lens on ebay for $100 less then I payed for the 65 mm on ebay.:D
i havent really had a chance to take many pictures with this new lense but I can tell it is much better then the 65mm..

here are a couple of my first shots with it...

Matt

Krish
09-20-2006, 10:27 AM
Looks great Matt! For $450 it better:D

matts125
09-20-2006, 10:34 AM
Krish I got this lens for $350, which is a steal!!! I looked at it at ritz camera for $979

Matt

Krish
09-20-2006, 10:37 AM
My fixed lens on my camera will just have to do(LOL) Great shots though. You can definately tell the difference when comparing to other cameras...Thanks for sharing:)

matts125
09-20-2006, 10:39 AM
I need to take some camera classes, I feel like I suck at this:lol:
I just need to learn some of the tricks I guess...

Matt

Krish
09-20-2006, 10:46 AM
Well, all jokes aside, they look great to me. The pics are very clear IMO...Not sure how much better they can get unless you are talking about getting up a lot closer:)

shallowreef
09-20-2006, 10:50 AM
Okay now where are the pics of the shark?

Blazer88
09-20-2006, 03:22 PM
You are off to a good start. Are you using a flash? It looks like the zoo's were shot with a flash. Are you familar with the manual controls? Knowing how to adjust the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc, will make all the difference in the world.

matts125
09-20-2006, 07:02 PM
Blazer I dont know all the manual stuff yet, thats what I mean by I need to learn. I need a Tutor..:lol:


Matt

mattseattle
09-20-2006, 08:06 PM
Hey Matt,

Which camera body did you go with?

Blazer88
09-20-2006, 08:29 PM
Here are a few good links to give you a crash course in photography. This should be sufficient to get your started. Just post up if you have questions!

General:
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-11/gr/index.php

Exposure:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=812374

Depth of field (DOF), very important with a macro lens:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=812371

big t
09-20-2006, 10:25 PM
Photoshop is also very important, I dont' know if you are using it yet, but I think that it is the most important thing to have to make your pics look nice.

matts125
09-21-2006, 01:22 AM
I dont have photo shop, do I need to buy the software from the store or can I download it???

Matt

matts125
09-21-2006, 01:23 AM
Thanks blazer88 and Tom!!!

Dr. Dee
09-21-2006, 03:09 AM
Matt thats a good camera, Nice pic's now you are going to start making a lot of good eye candy:D

matts125
09-21-2006, 03:44 PM
I dont know why but when I try to change the aperture my camera wont let me take pictures is says fEE what is wrong and what do I need to do to fix this problem??

Matt

brady816
09-22-2006, 09:25 PM
wow great pics man

big t
09-23-2006, 12:10 AM
Matt, you dont' change your aparture with the lense. You put the mode dial on the top to "A" then you rotate the command dial on the back and it will change the apature, and automatically adjust the shutter speed to suit. If you read the manual it will thoroughly explain how to use your camera.

Sherman
10-02-2006, 09:47 PM
Another AWESOME resource:

www.ximinasphotography.com/lessons