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Offline joncat24

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125 gallon pics For sale
« on: December 20, 2017, 15:20:27 »
some shots of my 125
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 07:16:23 by joncat24 »
John

Offline joncat24

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 15:29:53 »
I need to try and figure out how to get better full tank shots. I am having more problems with that than the macro stuff. Still a lot of practice with the Nikon up ahead.
John

Offline Nbehnken

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 16:21:15 »
The macro pics are looking great!

Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 18:17:18 »
Joncat, let me know if you figure out the full tank shot. Iíve yet to capture a realistic one.

Nice macros by the way!

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 18:42:13 »
tried a couple different things, raised f stop, lowered iso.
John

Offline Agame43

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 18:53:37 »
Jon, great coral shots and I agree this whole field of taking pictures is very challenging. Reality says that we are somewhat limited by equipment, which is ok. I can good coral shots but whole tank is really tough. Keep sending the pics!

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 19:22:33 »
Thanks all. I will definitely keep trying to improve
John

Offline Wall_Tank

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 10:49:14 »
Taking angled views doesnt help, as lack of perspective correction in the lenses make it look funny. I tend to try to setup my tripod as far away as I can, and take a straight on shot from 10ft away or so.   Make sure your light metering isn't being affected by the actual lights above the tank too.   I also crop the images to remove the clutter from around the tank.

What camera/lenses do you have.  I have a variety of Nikon lenses.   Some of my better lenses are pre-digital.

Offline joncat24

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 11:11:08 »
Thanks for the tips Paul. I have a d3400 with the 2 stock lenses, and picked up a 105mm macro as well. I will try the tripod next time. And will probably shoot in aperture priority and see what happens . Merry Christmas to ya
John

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 11:55:45 »
Glass is by far the most important component of quality photography. What 105mm lens did you get? I took my 105mm Nikon lens back and decided on the Sigma equivelant.

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 12:31:44 »
I have the nikon 105mm/f2.8. From what I have read it is supposed to be the best macro lens u can get for the nikon

I got lucky though, my future son in law is photographer and doesn't use it, so he let me have it. If not, I was looking at the tokina 105. It gets stellar reviews
John

Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 13:27:35 »
Wow. Thatís a great deal!

Yes, I read tons of reviews about it before I bought it. I wanted a really good prime lens that would also do macro. So I dropped the $1000 on it. Macros were beautiful but when I went out to take some portraits, the lens vignetted badly on any aperture of f8 or lower. So I returned it. It may have just been a bad copy, but I wasnít going to settle... I got the Sigma 105mm Macro and I couldnít be happier. Fantastic, sharp photos edge to edge. No vingetting unless itís wide open and even then, very little. And it was $400 cheaper....

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 13:41:26 »
Good deal Jesse, thanks for the info. I rented a Tamron 90mm from dodd camera for the weekend. I was pretty impressed with it also. But I am still very very new to dslr photography. I will stick with what I have for now, and try to improve when I have the time
John

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 13:47:10 »
 Try adjusting white balance. Itís really easy to do, take a picture, then click the white balance setting and select the picture you just took. Then youíre good to go.  One last thing is if youíre not using a tripod hold your elbows against your sides will help keep the camera steady. You can also use the 2 second timer so that way youíre not pushing on a button at the same time as the pictures being taken

Offline joncat24

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Re: 125 gallon pics
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2017, 13:54:21 »
I took all if them in RAw, then adjusted white balance in Lightroom. I set the white balance at 17500k seems pretty close,to the way it looks. I do use the timer when I am on macros, I will try it with none macro as well.
That big LA laker scroll will look nice top left side...lol
John

 

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