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04-08-2007, 05:20 AM   #1
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New toy: D-FA 100mm macro :)

Just received it yesterday, and it's the most fun I've ever had in a while. This is my first macro lens.











04-08-2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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Congrads on the new lens.

I cannot help to wonder what these things are in the last 2 photos!
04-08-2007, 05:27 AM   #3
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Congrads on the new lens.

I cannot help to wonder what these things are in the last 2 photos!
It's a salad with beans and pasta that my mother makes.

Basically small rice looking pasta, red beans, chopped scallions, chopped onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
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Congrats on the new lens! Now - you do realize that you got to clean your sensor? Lotsa specs

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QuoteOriginally posted by nystateofmind27 Quote
It's a salad with beans and pasta that my mother makes.

Basically small rice looking pasta, red beans, chopped scallions, chopped onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Mmm food! I'm hungry again! Nice shots, despite the dust!
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You're right about dust. I've never noticed it since i don't usually use small apertures.

Any recommendations for a cheapie?

I'm considering this one: eBay: Large Hurricane Blower Digital Camera Sensor Cleaner (item 330105984935 end time Apr-13-07 18:14:08 PDT)
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Giotto's rocket blower does better than the cheapie peachtree blower I got. Tried it on a few stubborn specs of dust that didn't go with the peachtree and it worked like a charm.

With the amount of specs you got, you may want to do a more thorough cleaning with some sensor wipes. Some of the threads in the DSLR discussion can shed some light on good ones and how to use them. I haven't had to use them yet *knock on wood*
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Thanks Alvin.

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Giotto's rocket blower does better than the cheapie peachtree blower I got. Tried it on a few stubborn specs of dust that didn't go with the peachtree and it worked like a charm.

With the amount of specs you got, you may want to do a more thorough cleaning with some sensor wipes. Some of the threads in the DSLR discussion can shed some light on good ones and how to use them. I haven't had to use them yet *knock on wood*
Haha I've quite uneasy about actually touching the sensor with stuff but the blower bulbs work really well especially because the Sony CCD sensors don't seen to be coated with static like Canon's sensors.

Haha peachtree..their lens caps work really well though.
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I finally took it outside for some nature close-ups. This is my first attempt ever, so be nice.

Picasa Web Albums - Peter - Nature
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Dont knock it, your efforts with the outdoor shots are fine. Its new to you and just keep at it and you will gett better as you persist, we have all been there and the learning never ceases.. Nothing too much wrong with your first efforts though. Best of luck with the new toy.
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