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Feb 22, 2011 03:43 |  #3796

Loving the 60D, need to shoot more!!!

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Feb 22, 2011 07:40 |  #3797

I was using my 60D to try to take some shots of water drops...I was in M mode with shutter speeds around 1/1000...50mm 1.8...with the exposure reading telling me it was all ok....but the results were water that was frozen sure, but blurry...I never really got any perfectly round drops...my focus was ok.

So what am I doing wrong? Not enough light I think...maybe the camera is metering off something other than the drops...it needs enough to light to freeze the drops, regardless that the exposure meter indicates the exposure is in the middle/ ok.

Am I right?

I wasn't using a flash at all...just some household lamps

This bloke was using 1/250...to match the flash speed with his camera....I tried 1/250...but I got just blurry water
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Feb 22, 2011 08:23 |  #3798

Just looking back again at my images, it seems that my focus is pretty bad...I wasn't in close enough. I was using my cheap 50mm lens I think

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Anyway, these are my first attempt as a novice...I had poor lighting/ no flash...and I just noticed that my exposure was 1/160 @ 1.8 with an iso of 6400

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Feb 22, 2011 09:12 |  #3799

Looks out of focus everywhere..looks to me more like camera shake. Try it with a tripod and a remote shutter release. Then try and practice hand hold.


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Feb 22, 2011 09:14 |  #3800

[QUOTE=hello people;11891067]Just looking back again at my images, it seems that my focus is pretty bad...I wasn't in close enough. I was using my cheap 50mm lens I think
Anyway, these are my first attempt as a novice...I had poor lighting/ no flash...and I just noticed that my exposure was 1/160 @ 1.8 with an iso of 6400

This might be a silly question, but did you use a tripod? If this was handheld, that would explain it all. Were you in an AF mode, or manual focus? It might pay to find your focal point using spot focus and then go manual. One time I banged one of my lenses, and it never focused right again. If it is the lens, don't be afraid to get rid of it.


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Feb 22, 2011 09:32 |  #3801

JYOUNG89 wrote in post #11889676 (external link)
Nice shot...which lens was this shot with?

Thanks! That was actually the 18-55 IS. I was using the flip out screen which I've found to be really useful




  
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Feb 22, 2011 09:38 |  #3802

hello people wrote in post #11891067 (external link)
Just looking back again at my images, it seems that my focus is pretty bad...I wasn't in close enough. I was using my cheap 50mm lens I think

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Anyway, these are my first attempt as a novice...I had poor lighting/ no flash...and I just noticed that my exposure was 1/160 @ 1.8 with an iso of 6400

Here's a better image....just so I don't give the 60D a bad name with my drop shots

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Here is a link someone on this thread gave me. A great tutorial on water drop shot.
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and this is what I got on my first attempt on water drop shots after watching that video. Also edited on Picasa. Hope it helps. City shot looks great BTW.

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Feb 22, 2011 09:38 |  #3803

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #11889090 (external link)
Whats this another one snuck in, welcome to the club

Nice first shot

A couple weeks ago we were the scum of the earth here in 60D land. Now, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon! It is great to see so many new members to the 60D club!


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Feb 22, 2011 09:48 |  #3804

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #11891465 (external link)
Nice one right there, good job.

macro is right. Nice job there!!


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Feb 22, 2011 09:50 |  #3805

Wow thank you everyone =)


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Feb 22, 2011 09:53 |  #3806

LouKango wrote in post #11891521 (external link)
Wow thank you everyone =)

See! we are not so bad here!!:lol:


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Feb 22, 2011 10:19 |  #3807

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #11891615 (external link)
You're welcome. Been seeing a lot of water drops lately, might have to try some this weekend.

Be Carefull Mike!I don't want you to get hurt!:lol:


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Feb 22, 2011 10:22 |  #3808

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #11891719 (external link)
:lol: I'll wear my goggles :p

And a Kevlar vest and helmet please.:lol: And, if you need help, I'll take the company jet, and be there for you!


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Feb 22, 2011 11:02 |  #3809

Just got my 60D delivered about 15 min ago. Letting the battery charge up...can't wait!


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Feb 22, 2011 11:08 |  #3810

Yeah memory junction, I had a tripod.

Loukango, that's the same water drop video I saw and linked in my earlier post.

I think my trouble was:

1. 1/160 shutter
2. Poor light
3. Poor focus & very narrow dof
4. Perhaps wrong lens for the job (50mm 1.8 II) - although I suppose I could have got as close as the 50mm would have allowed me and then cropped to make a nicer image
5. Poor light...I only had a desktop lamp. I didn't use flashes.


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