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Posted By: Carpon, 06-30-2015, 12:51 AM

As you might have read I now the proud owner off a SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR. Bit green in shooting Macro but really like it. I have read and youtube'd almost everything there is to find on the subject and techniques but this left me even more confused. I get the main principal behind the POV, shutter speed, ISO and aperture to obtain DOV, sharpness and motion elimination but the point is I don't have a very steady hand anymore (some nerve damage I have) and find most off my efforts not sharp due to the longer exposer needed if shooting in higher iso or higher aperture (for sharper images with more DOF). Tried higher ISO but lack the (PP) skills to get these pleasing to look at. To make a long story even longer I'm missing something and need you're advice, help and pointers in how to...


1) Get sharper picture's
2) More control of light (is a ring flash helping there)
3) Get my higher ISO pictures acceptable
4) Prevent my background from darkening




Included a 800 grainy shot witch is what I get most off the time, only exposure and WB correction (bit off darkening right lower corner) done in Lightroom, no sharpening done in PS conversion to JPEG.

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I bought that bracket, it's very nice. It feels great. I just have to modify how I mount the sling strap since it uses the tripod mount. Now to mount the Sunpak ring flash once the Pentax module arrives...

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I bought that bracket, it's very nice. It feels great. I just have to modify how I mount the sling strap since it uses the tripod mount. Now to mount the Sunpak ring flash once the Pentax module arrives...
I got it in the mail today and will give it a try this week, feels steady enough, will be a little getting used to but if it reduces motion blur I'm a happy man
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