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Reply #15 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 9:48am
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Nice shot! is that picture full size frogboy? i.e no crop at all?
  
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Reply #16 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 10:02am
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Yeah, no cropping at all. Stopping it down to f11 was the go with all those telecovertors stacked on. 400mm x 2 x 1.4 x 1.6 camera sensor crop = ???? brain overload. Anyone?
  
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Reply #17 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 10:25am
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Im suprised you could see anything through all that glass Grin
  
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Reply #18 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 12:00pm
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Yeah, no cropping at all. Stopping it down to f11 was the go with all those telecovertors stacked on. 400mm x 2 x 1.4 x 1.6 camera sensor crop = ???? brain overload. Anyone?


Shit that's a decent focal length! I didn't know you could stack the extenders on top of each other, that's pretty cool. Can you still use all of the autofocus points with those extenders on?

I bet that moon looks bloody awesome fullscreen, good stuff  Cool
  
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Reply #19 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 12:02pm
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whereami wrote on Nov 17th, 2009 at 10:11pm:
if you have spot metering use it to get a reading on the moon.
17hmr keep it up ,well done Smiley


Hey whereami how does the spot metering work? My 400 doesn't have it so haven't been able to play around. Does it just have a really narrow metering zone as opposed to trying to evenly meter most of the photo?
  
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Reply #20 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 4:16pm
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the 400 has partial spot metering and yes it covers a very small area to meter from.
I will write a few articles on my blog and link them here when im finshed my website...if I ever finish it. Cry
  
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Reply #21 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 4:44pm
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great shot.
  
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Reply #22 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 5:23pm
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Tv = time value... makes sense. Time the shutter is open, i.e. 1/60th of a second. It makes perfect sense....  S, what the hell does that stand for???  Wink


S stands for shutter. A stands for Aperture. Quite easy if you think about it.
  

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Reply #23 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 8:08pm
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You mentioned ISO in your moon pic, but left it out in your very informative postings (or did I miss it?).

Do you ever mess around with ISO and for what reason? What part does it play now we don't use films??

  
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Reply #24 - Nov 19th, 2009 at 7:44am
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One of the things I was looking forward to most when switching from film to digital, was the fact that I could so easily switch the ISO/ASA speed to whatever I wanted. This is such a bonus. It is the first thing I do when turning on my camera, think about what "film" speed I'm gonna need. My camera has a range from 100-1600. All of them are very useable and it is hard if not impossible for me to tell the difference between them. Bright sunny day? I select 100-400. Sneaking around in the bush with a telephoto where it is dark and gloomy; I go with 1600, often dialling in underexposure -1 or even -2. As long as there is no bright sunlight in the pic, this works well too. A rough guide, bright sunny day, low ISO. Cloudy overcast, higher ISO. There is a direct relationship between ISO and shutter speeds and aperture values. This needs thinking about. Aperture controls the depth of field of the photograph, and shutter speeds control things like expressing movement or even wether a photo is usuable or ruined by unintended subject movement.    ISO/ASA.... First thing I think about.
  
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Reply #25 - Nov 20th, 2009 at 4:34pm
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just saw this on the explore page of my flickr
  
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Reply #26 - Nov 20th, 2009 at 8:22pm
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Great posts everyone. That moon pic with the silhouette (is it a Wap?) is amazing.

Here's one I took in Whataroa - I can't remember the exact camera settings but it was ISO100, and I had to have a much faster than expected shutter speed (bit of trial and error to get it right).


For those wanting to learn more here's some great advice here from the legendary NZ stock photographer Rob Suisted:
http://www.naturespic.com/articles/articlecontents/articlecontents.html
  

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Reply #27 - Nov 20th, 2009 at 8:33pm
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H_R I think that moon/deer pic has been played around with a bit  Wink
  
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Reply #28 - Nov 20th, 2009 at 8:38pm
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yes it has.
  
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Reply #29 - Nov 20th, 2009 at 9:12pm
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Roaring_Red wrote on Nov 20th, 2009 at 8:33pm:
H_R I think that moon/deer pic has been played around with a bit  Wink


Embarrassed  Embarrassed Embarrassed It wasn't entirely unfeasible...

Anyways I was gonna save this pic for a magazine article  - but as I was taking a sequence of the moon that night I spooked a good buck from the Whataroa Whitetail herd...

  Grin Grin Grin
  

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