Narrow (er) Aperture

by Camellia Staab August. 02, 2018 231 views

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

That is a great closeup. Did u walk right up to it? Or is it part of the Aperture thingy?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

I walked up as close as I could without scarring him away.

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

Really, or you trying to catch me with my brain working on tilt? What is the aperture thingy?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

Sydney, aperture thingy is how wide, the eye or the opening/hole of your lens opens up to let light in.  So if the aperture is wide open, obviously there is more light coming in than if it was closed. Kind of like your eye. If there is too much light you squint so that the light doesn't bother, but if it low light you open your eyes wide open so as to get more light in to see.

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

Camellia, I think I understand what you are saying, its a good explanation. So..how does it effect your photo, if lets say the opening is  large...does it make the photo lighter, than what you see without the camera? And visa versa? Does the sunlight of the day dictate how large the aperture setting is on your camera? I would imagine then on a close up, it would effect the vibrancy of the colours.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago
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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

Sydney I tried posting a link that helps explain what aperture does and its effects but sadly photoblog is being temperamental, actually more like mental and not allowing me to post links. Basically three things work together; aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Each influences the setting of the other two. If you google aperture explanation you will probably have a better understanding than what I type here.

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

It ok, Camellia, thanks for the effort to try and explain it to me.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

Perfect example of a narrow aperture my friend. Well done

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Ok, this macro seemed to be a perfect choice for such beautiful creatures and pictures. I already wrote it on my list ...
Did you have problems with this lens or are you complete satisfied about it's possibilities?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

I am not totally satisfied with this lens. It seems to have a hit or miss issue which I can not figure out if it's me or the lens. I've had several people look/take pictures with it and tell me that it is a very good lens and that macro lenses need to be on a tripod. Which I did when taking the bug pics and yet one of my photography club members told me yesterday that some of my shots were focused on the wrong thing, but the focus is sharp sharp, ( was on auto focus). Truth be known I really wanted to see a huge difference between the macro lens and my zoom lens and I did not, considering the macro is a 1:1. But the bokeh it creates is really really nice. I am also very much in love with my zoom lens, so it could just be me.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

Did you take systematical shots? (tripod, some stills all with same focus point and systematical changing maybe iso or something else? Did it work out fine or did it only work out fine once in a while?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

I didn't take systematical shots therefor I can't say 100% that there is a problem with the lens. Right now I want to put the blame on myself. Before I totally give up on this lens I need to do what you call systematic shots which is what my friend from the photo club recommended.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

I know, it's boring, but to blame yourself is not such a good solution to solve this problem. wink Please, tell me, the outcome of your systimatical shots. At least before I will fell for the wrong lens ...

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Will do smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Sigrid here is the link to the raw files 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vdM6UU9cdv7PTDlg6gtfcM2qr0DkGxg-

and here is the link to the  process I used https://photographylife.com/how-to-quickly-test-your-dslr-for-autofocus-issues

Thanks for forcing me not to be lazy. Not sure if you can see the raw files and whether or not by downloading them they may get distorted. I don't trust my eyesight 100% but from what I can tell, the lens seems tack sharp.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

https://photographylife.com/how-to-quickly-test-your-dslr-for-autofocus-issues Link to the set up I used.

Link to the raw files  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vdM6UU9cdv7PTDlg6gtfcM2qr0DkGxg-

Not sure if you can actually see the raw files or whether downloading them will cause a variance. I am not 100% sure of my eyesight but from what I can tell, the lens is tack sharp.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

photoblog not posting my response....testing

Apparently it does not like me posting links in the response. Everyday there's a hiccup here.angry

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