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Nov 22, 2019 16:21 |  #35086

I'm going to buy myself a 4k monitor for Christmas to better view these RIV files.

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Nov 22, 2019 16:39 |  #35087

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All set for some paid upcoming events , one tomorrow and the other in a few weeks..
big thanks to Carlo who's been helpful with some tips about the business of event photography ..
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spent the day setting the camera's up to match.

a7r4 / 85gm
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the one tomorrow will be in a very low lit situation.

Honestly all my flash experience has been very limited to Manual and off camera for portraits where I can slowly tweak.

I was hoping to use TTl with some flash comp ..the idea was to set it to iso800 or 1600(so that I can keep the flash firing as often as I need, maybe a bit lower or higher , all depending on just how dark it is in there) , 200ss , and wide open aperture, and about -1 or -2/3 flash comp. (reason for the negative flash comp is to not overkill ambience. it is a nightclub / restaurant and I'd hate for the pictures to come out looking like they were outdoors) of course this all gets tweaked as needed ..

hoping with this for some sort of semi auto mode with this , at least for now until I get better with using speedlights under pressure.

and I turned off electronic front , read it leads to banding with flash?

testing around the apartment with mixed lighting through out the rooms , this seems to work pretty consistently … all except for when I get into HSS numbers where suddenly exposure with TTL is extremely inconsistent , leaning way on the side of waaay over exposed..(probably user error) but I doubt i'll be using HSS tomorrow night.

i''m not a total noob to speedlights ,, but like I said , my experience is mostly limited to full manual during controlled portraits.

so if any one has a better/easier setup for beginner/aspiring event photographer i'd really appreciate it.
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ISO 800
1/125
wide open
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long answer is you're taking almost like two separate exposures with flash, one foreground one background. Expose 1 to 2 stops below ambient, then flash does the rest of the work. You want to raise ISO enough to pick up ambient and avoid the dark hallway effect.


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Nov 22, 2019 18:08 |  #35088

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Nov 22, 2019 21:22 |  #35089

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Thank you! When I next change out components, I plan to do some shots of it and product shots of the actual items too.

It could be a side project you could slowly work on time! I always try convince friends to build a PC just so I can help them plan and build it haha.

Last build I did was probably around 2001/2002. In 2009 I started going Mac and I don’t think I could use Windows exclusively anymore. That’s why I’d do a Hackintosh, but the possibility of a brick with every update holds me back.


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Nov 23, 2019 05:16 |  #35090

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Nov 23, 2019 05:28 |  #35091

Playing early this morning with the a9+E 16-55. Lovely combo. I know I know, don't use aps-c lenses
on FF. Why?

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Nov 23, 2019 05:59 |  #35092

I'm only on my phone, but that detail looks amazing :)


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Nov 23, 2019 06:11 |  #35093

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I'm only on my phone, but that detail looks amazing :)

I'm glad you're on the phone Lee because it was a bit noisy in the full image :(


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Nov 23, 2019 06:51 |  #35094

More a9+E 16-55G work.
And mini-ballheads installed on the three DFA (drop from above) solenoids.
Required? Nah, but might help in the futile-frustrating attempts at 3 drop alignment.
We won't start there, we'll start just with the middle solenoid dropping just like we did with the old
system, but installing one might install all three.

I think we have 20 hours of assembly time so far in this 'drop heart and lung machine'.

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Nov 23, 2019 07:09 |  #35095

Above the 3 DFA (drop from above) valves.
Here is the SFB (shoot from below) valve. The SFB valve is the one under pressure via a pressure tank (10-12 psi).
And this is my version of a commercially available method of leveling and adjusting left/right the shooting valve.
It took a bit of time in Lowes after receiving the major parts to assemble.

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Nov 23, 2019 08:19 |  #35096

Going full FPJ this trip...already driving her nuts...too bad...she has the class "pet" with us on the trip...


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Nov 23, 2019 09:41 |  #35097

Itsed65 wrote in post #18964481 (external link)
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Nov 23, 2019 09:46 |  #35098

Naturally, by the time my new Sony FE 200-600G lens arrived yesterday, it was getting too dark out to use it. So, this morning shortly after sunrise, I set it up in my den looking out the sliding glass door at my feeder and got this, my first hummingbird shot using this lens.

Now to set up a nearby branch or two so I can get more natural looking images.

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Nov 23, 2019 12:35 |  #35099

This is a test.

Here's my setup with the 'forest' bg and a dead branch nearby. There is still one pretty obvious crease in the bg and of course, at 200mm, is too much in focus. At 600mm the blur should be much better. I'll probably use a different branch as this one has too many little branches and knowing my luck, the hummer will choose the one that is the least acceptable to photograph.

I'm also not sure if I'll even keep the fake forest as a bg for very long. The bushes I had here last year took a severe beating due to the heat and I've had to plant new ones. It'll take some time for them to grow to a decent size. I also hope the winter frost doesn't do too much damage to them this year too.


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Nov 23, 2019 13:32 |  #35100

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This is a test.

Here's my setup with the 'forest' bg and a dead branch nearby. There is still one pretty obvious crease in the bg and of course, at 200mm, is too much in focus. At 600mm the blur should be much better. I'll probably use a different branch as this one has too many little branches and knowing my luck, the hummer will choose the one that is the least acceptable to photograph.

I'm also not sure if I'll even keep the fake forest as a bg for very long. The bushes I had here last year took a severe beating due to the heat and I've had to plant new ones. It'll take some time for them to get grow to a decent size. I also hope the winter frost doesn't do too much damage to them this year too.
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Great big white tarp ought to do it. ;)

Or painter drop cloths.


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