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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2013 edited
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    @Flxzr Awesome.

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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013 edited
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    Anyone have any experience focus stacking? That's my next macro objective. Here's my first stack using Zerene stacker, it's only three exposures but I'm fairly happy with it (the stacks I've been checking out go from six to two goddamn hundred. Of live things). Any tips out there?
    One of the exposures is in my last post to give you some contrast.

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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
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    I wonder... Can I just as well use video/ cine lenses for photography? It's just I'm looking at the Samyang 35mm F1.4 and the Samyang 35mm T1.5 video/ cine lenses and if the video one will give me the same stills quality but also a better drive for manual focus in video, I wouldn't mind paying the few quid extra, since I use my camera for video a lot too. Any opinions on that?
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013 edited
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    I didn't actually know focus stacking was a thing when I basically did exactly that for this photo:
    Snails on White 1

    I just did it in Photoshop, though, and I wasn't aiming to do it, so the photos were quite different and a challenge to merge. I wouldn't know much. I would love to hear of your experiences and techniques as you go on with it, as it can do some good stuff. Your use of it here is really nice and subtle. 600?! That's insane.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
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    @Jehrot,

    I'm actually terrified of spiders, but whenever I see that particular species I end up being all cute with them and just saying "hello 'dere!" all the time.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013 edited
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    @Oldhat If I could keep one as a pet I so would.

    @Magnalus Thanks, looked like it worked out well for your snails. I didn't even consider photoshop, went straight for Zerene stacker which I've been playing with all day. It's worked a treat so far. As long as I do the groundwork first. This basically involves making sure I'm aligning the shots as best I can as I go. Easier said than done at 5:1 magnification. I got a little more confident toward the end and shot at f4ish but at 3-4:1 mag, requiring around twenty shots to get focus. They turned out ok..a few artifacts here and there which I'll sort out later, but work in progress!

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    As for using Cine lenses for stills, I've been using the Samyang 14mm cine lens recently and it's very usable indeed. I've actually bought myself the stills version though. Two reasons: 1) the focus throw is insanely long which is a pain in the ass and 2) the aperture ring is de-clicked, also annoying. I shoot a fair amount of video but rarely use a follow focus or need to seamlessly drift through t-stops. Great lenses though, whatever you go for. Hope that's even slightly helpful.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
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    Thanks, man. I think I'll go for the stills one for now. If I get any of my planned projects to the shooting stage, maybe I'll get some cine ones. The Samyang lenses are incredibly impressive for what they do, I'm very excited about getting one.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2013
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    I hate having to comment on this thread - everything is so bloody good i don't know where to start. Bankara's fish market pictures had a particular appeal to them though, reminded me of the sort of places i sometimes pass through at work, and the bloke driving that skate thing with the pink barrel? Yes, we are living in the science fiction future land, yes, it's still crap.

    Me? As always, mostly rubbish...
    2013/07/13 Coming out of the shade

    abject failure
    Unimpressed

    more rubbish
    Loafing about

    and a bit of cheek
    I am not Allana Meyer.

    (or possibly a small homage)
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2013
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    How to tell you're in Quebec:
    Signs you're in Quebec:
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2013
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    You also know when you're in Quebec if you go to the city hall archives but find yourself in the midst of a film set, which is maybe doing a 1970s recreation of the FLQ terrorist scare but maybe just throwing incongruous costumes around:
    DSC_3259B

    The archives were nice though:
    DSC_3258
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013 edited
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    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2013
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    @roadscum, seconded on the future. I think our dear leader put it best when he said that the future bleeds in in unexpected places. So no jetpacks but you get tiny computers that you can carry around with you that uplink with satellites and terrestrial radio and governments use them to spy on you. Funny that.

    Also, I cannot help myself, god help me i have to say it: You know what they say,mate. Rubbish in, rubbish out. :D
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2013
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    An outtake from today.

    I made some friends!

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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2013
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    Dude in the vest... The Beer-bottle. You're holding it wrong.

    Well, for drinking, anyway...
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      CommentAuthorJP C4rp3nter
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2013 edited
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    Outer Church compilation launch gig - Brighton Hope, 2 Aug... no light, but fuck it...

    Wrong Signals:

    Wrong Signals

    Embla Quickbeam:

    Embla Quickbeam

    Kemper Norton:

    Kemper Norton

    Kemper Norton

    Kemper Norton

    Pye Corner Audio:

    Pye Corner Audio

    Pye Corner Audio
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2013 edited
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    Started shooting in B&W primarily, because up to now I feel like I've had no good grasp, either in photos or artwork, of values. Color bombast has covered for value substance.

    But I didn't realize that the camera RAW files, even when shot in monochrome mode, capture color data anyway. So I ended up taking some that look best in B&W, and some color photos that I didn't realize were color, so approached them as B&W. I almost feel like this has been a cheat, but I'll take it.

    For example, this:

    i am not resigned

    and these:

    coiled

    restrain
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2013
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    God bless Saint Vitus for being awesome and whatever, but jesus fucking christ, the lighting is never good. Raspberry Bulbs and Shoxx at Vitus.





    (ALSO JESUS CHRIST, DIM RED LIGHTING IS THE WORST)





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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2013
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2013
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    HOLY SHIT ROBIN
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    CALM DOWN ROBIN I THINK MY CAMERA JUST SPLIT IN HALF OF SHAME.