A Simple Red Rose with the D800E
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    A Simple Red Rose with the D800E

    by Bob G » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:09 pm

    My macro lens (Zeiss 100mm f2) has a 1:2 ratio so I'm not likely to do any bugs eyes, etc.

    But I had a crack at a red rose just for the fun of it.

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    by sprint06 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:24 pm

    Simple but effective,Looks like the perfect bloom.
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    by Bob G » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:21 am

    Thanks Don.
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    by photoboy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:58 am

    Gotta be happy with that :-)

    Very good ...

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    by Bob G » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:17 pm

    Thanks Peter.
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    Re: A Simple Red Rose with the D800E

    by CraigVTR » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:13 pm

    The colour is very rich but I would love to see more in focus to get the effect of the petal texture. Focus stacking perhaps?
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    Re: A Simple Red Rose with the D800E

    by Bob G » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:39 pm

    Craig.

    If I had chosen to have a greater DOF then focus stacking would not have been necessary.

    From memory this was shot at f/4 or maybe f/5.6 so there was plenty of margin there if I had opted for a composition with a greater DOF.
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    Re: A Simple Red Rose with the D800E

    by muzza22au » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:38 pm

    Nice pic, I like how it is nice and sharp in the centre yet the edges are smoother. Nice shot, looks like the D800E is working out great, would be great to see a comparison using a D800 and exact same settings :)
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    Re: A Simple Red Rose with the D800E

    by Bob G » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:15 pm

    muzza22au wrote:Nice pic, I like how it is nice and sharp in the centre yet the edges are smoother. Nice shot, looks like the D800E is working out great, would be great to see a comparison using a D800 and exact same settings :)


    Thanks Scott.

    Being able to stop down and see the appropriate DOF directly in live view is, I expect, a real boon for macro enthusiasts.
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    Re: A Simple Red Rose with the D800E

    by Big Pix » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:13 pm

    after looking at your rose, I will just have to order a D800E....... and 2 or 5 more hard drives for storage.......

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