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    Micro Nikkor 105mm AF-S VR II Chromatic Abberations

    Hello, I bought a Micro Nikkor 105mm AF-S. The CA is quite high especially at f/2.8. Check out this picture (it is a crop). The sky was bright. Is this normal? The CA is less noticable at f/11 or f/16. I heard all Micro Nikkor 105mm AF-S have some CA. I'm not sure. I would be grateful for any...
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    Product Photography: White on White

    Hi, I have a light tent. I have two lights on the bottom to achieve pure white (#ffffff) - The bottom light is stronger than left and right. I took the meter reading using a gray card. It reads f/8 @ 1/40sec. So, I can take photos constantly on pure white background using 1/40sec. I'm using...
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    Camera lens or body?

    Hello, I have a Nikon d3100 and a 50mm f/1.8 AF-S lens (2011). I would also like to buy a telephoto lens. Is it a good idea to invest into lenses rather than a new camera body? I heard lenses keep their monetary value over time. I'm wondering, for example how much does my 50mm lens worth...
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    Which border do you like?

    Which border do you like more, A or B? (click to zoom for larger view). I need opinions about the border, not the photo. I posted the photo to facebook, the black background is part of the facebook page.
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    Which photo do you like more?

    A or B?
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    Manual Extension Tubes - Loss of contrast ?

    I bought a set of extension tubes on ebay: I'm using the first (small) and the second (larger) tube on a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens. These are manual extension tubes. I took a photo of a lemon slice in a cup filled with water: Did you notice the problem? I think the exposure is correct, I'm...
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    Manual Extension Tube Question

    Hi, I ordered a manual extension tube from ebay. I have an aperture ring on the lens, but I don't know how can I estimate the shutter speed (I don't have metering). Is there any formula on the web? At least, something which helps me a bit. I shoot RAW. Thank you!
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    Canon 500D Close-up lens with a Nikon 50mm?

    Can I use the Canon 500D Close-Up lens on a Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens? I have a Nikon D3100. What do you think?
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    Macro Extenstion Tubes

    Hi, I would like to buy an extension tube. It doesn't send any information to the camera, but I have an aperture ring on the lens, and I'm not interested in auto focus. I know I lose metering, but I have a question. Does the light meter work in the camera? Do I need to estimate the...
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    Kenko Close-Up Lens +3

    What do you think about this one?: Kenko International Does anyone own this Close-Up lens? Can anyone post a picture made with it? I know extension tubes are better, but I'm unable to find them in my country. Do I lose much sharpness with the Kenko Close-Up lens? I have a Nikkor 50mm 1.8 I...
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    Micnova Extension Tube

    What do you think about this extension tube? It is cheaper than Kenko. My budget is limited. I have a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. Can I use this tube on 50mm ? Thank you!
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    Butterfly Photo: opinions needed

    Which photo do you like more, A or B ? A is darker and has a warmer color temperature (5500 Kelvin). B is brighter and has a bit cooler color temperature (5300 Kelvin) Check out the picture:
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    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Close-Up Photography

    Hi, I have a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. It has a minimal focus distance of 0.45m. Is there a way to reduce the minimal focus distance a bit? I'm not interested in Auto focus (I always use the 50mm f/1.8 lens on manual focus - Nikon D3100. It is convenient for me.) I don't want to lose metering...
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    Nikon D3100 Manual Focus Question

    Hello there - quick question. I currently have a D40X with 50mm f/1.8D and I'm thinking about upgrading to the D3100. Will I be able to use the 50mm f/1.8D in Manual Focus mode? I tried to research this online and I was not able to find an answer. Your help is much appreciated. Another...
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    Monitor calibration with Spyder 3

    Hi, I have a Datacolor Spyder 3, and I would like to calibrate my Samsung 205BW I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.4 and Spyder3Pro 4.0.2 One of my friends I talked to told me that it is better to calibrate the monitor using the RGB sliders, but I don't know if it is true. I've also heard that is better...
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    Nikon D40X vs Nikon D90 ISO and Sensor

    The Nikon D40X starts at ISO100. The Nikon D90 starts at ISO200. Which starting point is better, ISO100 or ISO200? I'm willing to sell my Nikon D40X and buy a D90. I need the built-in focus motor for the 50mm f/1.8 lens. I heard the D90 uses a CMOS sensor. Is it as good as a CDD sensor (D40X)...
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    Just a personal portfolio

    These are my photo, click here. If you like my photos, I would be glad if you became my fan. Thank you!
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    Which crop (photo) do you like more?

    The first photo (A) fills 'almost' the entire frame. The second photo (B) shows more rocks. Which crop do you like more ? I would be grateful for any suggestion!
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    Image Optimization

    My Nikon D40X DSLR has some options to optimize the image. -Normal -Softer -Vivid I usually shot in RAW. What image optimization do you use? Which one do you recommend? Thanks!
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    Center-weighted or matrix metering?

    What metering do you recommend to shot flowers (close-up)? Something like this: Thank you!