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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I love the 100mm Macro lens. I can't believe it catches the inclusions in the stone as well as it does.


    I think I could have used just a little more DoF, but I want the ring shank out of focus. Does the back prong being slighty blurry bother you? I think this is my best diamond shot so far.
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    I am thinking of using this for a postcard, with logo and text to the left.
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    Too much shadow?
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree with you on the 1st one - a bit more dof would probably be better.
    GREAT capture - very sharp glass!
    They all seem a bit underexposed though.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I tend to do that (underexpose/like them darker), I adjusted the first one, and am happier with it.

    The DoF is pretty tricky. You can see in the last one, it blurred even the depth of the center stone.
     
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    The DOF on the first is fine as far as it looks to me. The stone does really stand out. The second shot would make a good logo or background to a business card. Would suggest maybe cropping the bottom 10-15% off. You'd probably have to shrink the image for the biz card unless you double-printed. The shadows are not too distracting on the bottom. If you feel they are, you probably have a black felt display to use.
     
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    Is this the new L macro, or the 'old' one?

    1 & 2 are good. 2 is damn good. It would make a great postcard.

    As far as jewelry pictures go (I'm no expert...) #2 is probably one of the best I can remember. It does look like it needs to be rotated 1 or 2 degrees counter-clockwise though.

    3 just doesn't wow me like the first two... I can't really say why...maybe the shadow, maybe the composition.
     
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    These are done with the old 100mm 2.8.

    #3 doesn't send me either. Some of this is just documentary, showing setting quality, where the rest of the mounting is less important. Thus why I opted for a wider Ap.

    And, dammit it, it does need turned a couple degrees. I thought I nailed it, but after a long days work looking through magnifiers and microscopes...grrrr.
     

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