Taking Aim

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    Not a big fan of the lighting, but I'm impressed by the symmetry and perfect alignment of it all.
     
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    Focus is wrong. Front sight should be in focus, not the rear. Any shooter is going to notice. Unless you want to change the title to "how not to aim."
     
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    I agree it would have looked cool changing the depth to make the front site in focus keeping the forground somewhat blurry.
     
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    Very true...as i shoot alot myself. but as for the photo itself...i really like it alot! get us a pic of the exact setup but with the front sight in focus please!
     
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    If you're gonna shoot it again you might want to provide some fill light on camera right so the light is more even.
     
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    Yeah, I know. Front sight in focus didn't look as good - with the DOF, not much else would have been in focus with it.
    (Even though it's technically wrong, this looks better...)


    The setup was me hand holding it inside a light tent. Light camera left, reflectors camera right and top. Camera on a tripod.


    This was actually a lot harder than it looks...

    This was at f/16. As you know - the lens stays wide open until you take the picture... Wide open, I couldn't even see the front sight. I had to hold down the DOF preview button to line the sights up, then take the picture without moving. It would have been easy if all I wanted was a "sight picture" example, but I wanted a hand in there too.
     
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    I like the idea of it all but I must also agreed that the focus point should be on the front sight. I'm pretty sure that this shot wasn't easy but the results are good and well worth it.

    I like this image the most because Being on this side of a weapon feels good ;).
     
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    I might try to do a focus stacked one...with everything in focus. Man, that sounds like a pain in the ass though, lol!
     
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    i have respect for the work you did to get this shot.

    my 2 cents: i miss a target to complete the image and i would like to see this in a background setting that makes it less artificial such as a forest scene or living room.

    here here.
     
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    +2
     
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    I thought the same thing, but didn't really know how to pull it off...

    I thought about using a paper target, at least.

    I don't know if it would even be possible to do in one shot... I might have to combine 2 or 3 pictures to do it.
     

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