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Feb 20, 2014 05:29 |  #61

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Very nice shot

Agree, its a great shot!


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Feb 20, 2014 10:41 |  #62

Phrasikleia wrote in post #16703090 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE

And here is the photo once the compositing and blending was done:

QUOTED IMAGE

I am offering this example and this advice in the spirit of helpfulness. These forums tend to place an unhealthy emphasis on gear acquisition, and it is a real pity to see it in a thread like this, where someone new to landscape photography is trying to get some real answers.

Wonderful photo, thanks for the tip. I didn't quite get the finger thing until you posted this example. (and yes, gear is over emphasized on this forum)


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Feb 20, 2014 15:53 |  #63

patrick j wrote in post #16704081 (external link)
Wonderful photo, thanks for the tip. I didn't quite get the finger thing until you posted this example. (and yes, gear is over emphasized on this forum)

Thanks, I'm glad you found it helpful. 😊

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No, stars need special focusing, not at infinity. They would be OOF if infinity was simply selected on the dial. In fact based on this known fact, I cannot think of anything that would need infinity.

Sorry, I just noticed this comment. I'm not sure why you would say such a thing when focusing at infinity has long been one of the go-to methods for focusing on stars. It's not the only method, but that's the besides the point. Anyway, you don't have to take my word for it. Here are a few pages that come up near the top of a quick google search on the topic:

http://www.astropix.co​m/BGDA/SAMPLE1/SAMPLE1​.HTM (external link)

http://nightskyinfocus​.com …tography/captur​emilkyway/ (external link)

http://www.lawsonphoto​.us …otograph-stars-milky-way/ (external link)

Ditto for photographing lightning, for example:

http://www.exposuregui​de.com …ning-photography-tips.htm (external link)

Again, it's not the only way to focus, and in some cases will not be the best way, but there is no reason to say that it never works. Some focus rings can be turned beyond the infinity marking, so perhaps that is what is confusing you. Also, some lenses have infinity markings that are not very accurate, so you have to do some tests on those to figure out where infinity actually is.


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Feb 21, 2014 03:21 |  #64

Phrasikleia wrote in post #16704743 (external link)
Sorry, I just noticed this comment. I'm not sure why you would say such a thing when focusing at infinity has long been one of the go-to methods for focusing on stars.

I've forgotten the full details (blame a medical problem with my brain - I'm serious!), but infinity is NOT right, as even the sun and other stars are apparently not at full infinity and it can effect the sharpness of the shot.


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Feb 21, 2014 03:37 |  #65

For every lens ive ever used to shoot stars, the stars have not been in focus when the lens was set at the infinity mark on the barrel. It always seems to be slightly back from the mark when the stars come into focus


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Feb 21, 2014 18:57 |  #66

The infinity mark on lenses is never infinity. It has a bit of "extra" room to allow for lens expansion due to heat or something like that.


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Feb 21, 2014 19:18 |  #67

Sirrith wrote in post #16707676 (external link)
The infinity mark on lenses is never infinity. It has a bit of "extra" room to allow for lens expansion due to heat or something like that.

Exactly. (That's what I noted at the bottom of post #63.) It confuses a lot of people, including me the first time I ever tried to photograph lightning. Once you figure out where infinity actually is on your lens, it makes a world of difference!


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Feb 22, 2014 07:52 |  #68

Phrasikleia wrote in post #16703090 (external link)
If you are referring to my last comment, then perhaps the following will get things going back uphill again...

The OP asked this (very good) question, and it's just irresponsible to suggest that throwing money at the problem is the solution.

If you just use your finger to block the sun, then you eliminate flare completely. This photo had flare showing in a diagonal line from the sun down into the lower left corner.

Here is my finger blocking the sun to remove flare:

And here is the photo once the compositing and blending was done:

I am offering this example and this advice in the spirit of helpfulness. These forums tend to place an unhealthy emphasis on gear acquisition, and it is a real pity to see it in a thread like this, where someone new to landscape photography is trying to get some real answers.

It's not irresponsible if you can give every option to consider. Also, I did not mention to the OP to go buy a Zeiss 21. I used the 21 ZE as an example since the lens has excellent flare control. ( inserting smiley here) :)




  
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