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Posted By: nupentaxian, 06-12-2008, 05:22 PM

this my first time where I'm out and taking pictures. Most of the outdoors were shot with Sears 300mm 5.6 handheld ranging from 1/1000s to 1/60s, ISO from 100-3200 all from manual mode(which I alot of times forgot to set at different lighting situation and as a result alot of deletion). Indoor were shot w/ a takumar 135mm 2.5. I don't know how to check exif data so no clue as to wat were the settings (it was a trial and error for me when i shot those pics). I shot in jpegs w/ 2mp, so all the image here are from what I shot no PP whatsoever.























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i hope you enjoy my pics or if not get a good laugh at them either way you would've felt better so my goal is met.





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uh oh double post!!!!

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why are they burned?

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cuz its in Arizona its hot as hell here...actually i don't know what you mean by burned ...sorry for my noobish, is there a glossary of terms here? tried to search for "burned photography" but came up empty except burned trees, forest...etc...etc...

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the overexposed pics that got burned out of details,around the subject
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ah i can see that on the last two pics. ya i'm not quite get all the settings right since i shot all manuals, i set exposure time, iso didn't messed around much w/ aperature...maybe that's the cause, and its really sunny here over 100F...thanks for the comments, i learned something today

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ah i can see that on the last two pics. ya i'm not quite get all the settings right since i shot all manuals, i set exposure time, iso didn't messed around much w/ aperature...maybe that's the cause, and its really sunny here over 100F...thanks for the comments, i learned something today
Just a thought but, if you shoot in TAV mode, the camera will pick the ISO for you and you can do all the other stuff.
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Hi Nupentaxian. You have some nice shots, but some of them do seem overexposed. I know it can be very hard to get good exposure with those old lenses. I have been playing with an older Tamron 135mm, f/2.5 and sometimes it's a bit of trial and error.

In bright sunlight, though, try using the sunny 16 rule. That rule says shoot at a shutter speed equal to your ISO at f16. If you are using ISO 100, go to manual mode, set the fstop to f16 and shoot at 1/125th of a second. If you switch to f8 (which should make your lens sharper), you can shoot at 1/500th (which will also help you get sharper shots).

Keep shooting, you get to know your lenses better with lots of practice! :-)

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Thanks Gary, i'll try TAv next time.
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to many really to comment on. But I will say thanks for sharing. I feel like I was here with you. Nice work overall and as mentioned maybe try another modes
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Ditto other folks comments, also the shots have real low contrast. Not sure if it's the lens (I had an old Sears 80-200mm which exhibitied similar behavior) or the overexposure (or something in the air in Arizona ) Other than that, seems like you did a decent job of covering the things you saw that day!
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You have some good shots and some not so good shots. It is important to note what settings you are using so that you will learn what to set your camera at under different conditions to get consistant results. Keep shooting, you will be amazed when you look bac on these in a year or so and see how much you have improved. I know I did. Some of what I thought to be my best shots a few years ago would have been deleted first thing now.
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