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Old 08-25-2010, 09:40 PM   #481
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Raw files are too freaking big you'd fill up an 8 gig card in like less than 100 pics?
Tell me about it. I only record RAW if I know I intend to recover highlights/lowlights, or if someone's paying me. That's rare.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:28 PM   #482
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:52 PM   #483
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Raw files are too freaking big you'd fill up an 8 gig card in like less than 100 pics?
I think it is close to 300, they have lossless compression as an option.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:53 PM   #484
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Tell me about it. I only record RAW if I know I intend to recover highlights/lowlights, or if someone's paying me. That's rare.
I do if it is a serious shot with Nikon, the sensor itself is great but the processing of both Canon and Nikon sucks next to Fuji and Olympus.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:34 PM   #485
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Would like some critique on my ice riding photos with my new to me, old school DSLR Nikon D200. Most shots are ISO 100, metering spot, many shots at F10, shutter 1/500exposure -1.0, Sharpness high, Saturation enhanced,
or 1/320 F8 exposure =/- 0 Shot in Programed, but Custom and Shooting modes set for sports.

It was getting cold . . . many shots were taken laying on the ice

I am going out this weekend and would like some hints to settings and ideas for the weekend. I am not sure if it will be sunny or cloudy, so various ideas would be appreciated.

Here are two riders coming into and leaving a turn.















Slideshow below:


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Old 01-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #486
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Has anyone tried the Gary Fong colapsible light diffuser?
I saw one over the Christmas holidays, and after seeing the results, IMMEDIATELY bought one.....



Look for the shadows on the back wall (Everything was shot on auto, with the flash set on TTL -1/3 stop)

Point and shoot!




Shouldn't the shadow of his salute be on his face????

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Old 01-04-2011, 09:08 PM   #487
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I have one. I prefer to bounce off a low ceiling with something like the rogue flashbender (mini review) to bounce some light forward when using on camera flash. I use the Gary Fong thing when there's nothing to bounce the light. I don't use it more often as the light tends to be pretty flat. Also, don't know if it makes any difference but I use it with the dome down, not up.

And a note to self: do not hold camera by the speedlite attached to the hot-shoe. The speedlite hot-shoe mount just might be made of plastic and break under the weight of the camera.

The camera is actually OK (I was sitting down when it let go). The speedlite will cost at least $114 to fix.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #488
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Would like some critique on my ice riding photos with my new to me, old school DSLR Nikon D200. Most shots are ISO 100, metering spot, many shots at F10, shutter 1/500exposure -1.0, Sharpness high, Saturation enhanced,
or 1/320 F8 exposure =/- 0 Shot in Programed, but Custom and Shooting modes set for sports.

It was getting cold . . . many shots were taken laying on the ice

I am going out this weekend and would like some hints to settings and ideas for the weekend. I am not sure if it will be sunny or cloudy, so various ideas would be appreciated.

Here are two riders coming into and leaving a turn.















Slideshow below:




27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="800" height="800" id="ssidx">




The big thing about the photos you chose to put up that I noticed was a ton of negative space:



This is going a bit too far but I am guessing that the big reason for it is to show the ice. My suggestion would be to shoot it horizontally still but off to a side (using the grid in the D200 would help for these compositions) and then crop after the fact to something closer to 4:5 instead of the 2:3 it is captured at.

Shooting wise the big thing I would work on is panning, and instead of using the spot metering since if you are at 1 corner it will be pretty similar lighting just do a few test shots to get the right exposure in manual mode at a chosen shutter speed. Now start with a faster one and slowly work your way down adjusting the aperture or ISO to keep the exposure the same (for every click slower give it one higher aperture or lower ISO) and do a quick test shot just to be sure. And do a bunch per shutter speed, think of the next time as a learning experience and if you get a good shot it is just a bonus.

Then you can play around with having the bike in different parts of the frame and see which compositions you like the best.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #489
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I have one. I prefer to bounce off a low ceiling with something like the rogue flashbender (mini review) to bounce some light forward when using on camera flash. I use the Gary Fong thing when there's nothing to bounce the light. I don't use it more often as the light tends to be pretty flat. Also, don't know if it makes any difference but I use it with the dome down, not up.

And a note to self: do not hold camera by the speedlite attached to the hot-shoe. The speedlite hot-shoe mount just might be made of plastic and break under the weight of the camera.

The camera is actually OK (I was sitting down when it let go). The speedlite will cost at least $114 to fix.
I'm still using note cards bent in all sorts of ways but when I can really get to using a flash again with the weight a nice diffuser is on my list and that seems to have a good effect to it.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #490
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I'm still using note cards bent in all sorts of ways but when I can really get to using a flash again with the weight a nice diffuser is on my list and that seems to have a good effect to it.
I just picked up a tokina 11-16 and shot this Saturday with no flash. Would a diffuser help with the shadows and not vingnette? My thought was to make this work maybe use a slave flash down low.


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My thought was to make this work maybe use a slave flash down low.
That, or flip the camera upside down.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #492
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I just picked up a tokina 11-16 and shot this Saturday with no flash. Would a diffuser help with the shadows and not vingnette? My thought was to make this work maybe use a slave flash down low.


A diffuser and weak fill flash could help since outside the cockpit is so bright to bring out the interior a bit, but if the vignetting is due to the lens you should shoot with a smaller aperture since there would always be a drop off to the corners. The weaker the better, one thing you don't want to happen is a reflection on those glass instrument panels from your flash, no matter where you have the slave flash you will be fighting this.

Also I'd get some sort of level because being slightly off with a ultra wide angle will create distortions which can't really be fixed in post processing.
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I just picked up a tokina 11-16 and shot this Saturday with no flash. Would a diffuser help with the shadows and not vingnette? My thought was to make this work maybe use a slave flash down low.


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Old 01-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #494
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Just got one of those too

Took a second panicky look at the owner's manual when the AF wasn't AF-ing... moving the clutch forward and backwards actually means in and out
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I just picked up a tokina 11-16 and shot this Saturday with no flash. Would a diffuser help with the shadows and not vingnette? My thought was to make this work maybe use a slave flash down low.


Ok so I just gotta ask, what is that? My guess is a blimp or dirigible of some sort.

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