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Old 07-14-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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New RBTA

Well, its not new. Its about two weeks old, but its finally settled in at this point.
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
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Having a new cam to take pictures of it with doesn't hurt either

Nice shot!
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Thanks Kevin, I am having a blast with this camera. I just borrowed a 28-200mm lens from the photo store to try out as I have to really work to get good shots out of the stock lens 18-55. I lose a little on the wide angle, but its a lot more versitile. I know its not a macro lens, however I haven't broke down to spend the 500 bucks for a 100mm 1:1 yet LoL
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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LOL, I don't think I've ever needed to go wider than 28mm and I rarely go 35
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:12 PM   #5
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Yea, its strange having to stand 5 feet away from the tank to get my close ups, but im adjusting hehe. Getting the correct exposure and white balance is still bogging me down, I need to find a place around town that does an "intro to" or something.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:34 PM   #6
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White balance is gonna be a bear, being 5 ft from the tank, I would do a manual white balance on the sandbed. On exposure...your in a lowlight situation, you'll need a tripod, you'll want a mid to small aperture and then trial and error should help with the shutterspeed. I used to cheat, I'd check what the cam said on auto and then adjust in manual, till I got a feel for it.
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Man, I never even thought to use the sandbed for custom white balance. I just took another slew of 100 pics, about 25 for four different settings im interested to see what the custom WB looks like now that I have a good reference for it. What angle would you shoot the sandbed at for CWB?

In about 10 min I can start to try out the dreaded 03 only shooting.
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Tell ya what, this will be easier.

Get a white coffee filter (I usually use 2 or 3 of the cone filters), put them over the lens, from where your shooting from and take a pic, set that pic as your WB reference
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Awesome idea, thanks again Kevin. One more thing since we have turned this New arrival post into camera 101 anyhow, do you think my inability to capture a good green is due to the lack of red spectrum in my lighting? I can't catch good green at all.
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If the green looks good in the tank...it should look good on the cam with a proper WB setting. You can test it though...take a picture of a plant, how does the green look? More than likely it is the lighting, 20K + actinics is going to wash out the green a bit, but you should see that without the cam
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