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Little Fingers

I received a Raynox DCR-250 close up lens for Christmas and am desperately trying to get the hang of it, which is proving a bit difficult

This is one shot of my now 3 week old daughters hand taken with my E510 and Raynox attached.

C + C welcome good and bad !



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Re: Little Fingers

Nice subject and good for mono treatment. I have a Raynox DCR-250 and when it is perfectly in focus, the results are stunning. Getting it right every time I found difficult until I started using a Macro Rail on the tripod. Made all the difference.
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Nice subject and good for mono treatment. I have a Raynox DCR-250 and when it is perfectly in focus, the results are stunning. Getting it right every time I found difficult until I started using a Macro Rail on the tripod. Made all the difference.
I have no experience of Marcro Rails, could you please give me some more information ?

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I'm interestedin experiences and pointers concerning a raynox as I had thought about getting one but have no real idea what it entails / advantages / limitations. I have seen excellent macros even from P&S cameras using them. How does it go - simple guide?
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I'm interestedin experiences and pointers concerning a raynox as I had thought about getting one but have no real idea what it entails / advantages / limitations. I have seen excellent macros even from P&S cameras using them. How does it go - simple guide?
Me too, and there doesn't seem to be much in the way of tutorials on the web.

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I have no experience of Marcro Rails, could you please give me some more information ?

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A Macro adjustment rail fits on your tripod and the camera fits onto the rail. There a very fine adjustment threads which you use to focus perfectly. Mine is a Manfrotto and does the job well. It holds my E-1, HLD grip and a 90mm f2 Olympus OM macro lens, and that is quite a weight.You do have to use manual focusing, though.
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Re: Little Fingers

Cracking shot, lovely subject, looks great in black & white

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Re: Little Fingers

Would value some C + C on this Ladies and Gents as its an area that I would like to improve on.

Maybe I shold have put it in the "looking for perfection" ?

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Here is a picture of a macro rail, this one has adjustment in two directions, most have only forward and back adjustment.

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Re: Little Fingers

The left side of the image is sharper than the right, thus the parents finger,and the baby's first and second are in sharp focus. The image then tails off.
A deeper DOF so that all the bab's fingers are sharp, or a move slightly round to the right would have a correcting effect.
If, however, the effect is what you wanted to achieve, then a tiny touch of contrast woud just bring out the nails a little.
I am talking small amounts here, anything heavy would spoil the ambience.
I think that as a momento, in years to come, you will all treasure this image.
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Re: Little Fingers

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The left side of the image is sharper than the right, thus the parents finger,and the baby's first and second are in sharp focus. The image then tails off.
A deeper DOF so that all the bab's fingers are sharp, or a move slightly round to the right would have a correcting effect.
If, however, the effect is what you wanted to achieve, then a tiny touch of contrast woud just bring out the nails a little.
I am talking small amounts here, anything heavy would spoil the ambience.
I think that as a momento, in years to come, you will all treasure this image.
Thank you for taking the time to critique my photograph, I will take on board your advice for future shots.

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Marcus.
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