Search found 1216 matches

by jbtaylor
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Sury, So many social engagements. So little time. :twisted: Last ones. Taken with the 70-200mm at 200mm. Not sure of the difference in DOF between 135mm at f2.0 and 200mm @ f2.8. They look pretty similar. https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169500825.7xNrlXuR.jpg https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/...
by jbtaylor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Closer is better in most things, except rattlesnakes.
Will test the 70-200mm tomorrow morning.
by jbtaylor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

As promised. The ZA 85mm. Disclaimer: holding camera with one hand, umbrella with the other. While it renders detail and color beautifully, I don't feel that I can get close enough to the subject (for the kind of images that I want to take). https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169484152.v3SLeabp.jp...
by jbtaylor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Sury is calling me out for discussing limitations of lenses that include the 100mm Macro. Of course, the minimum focus distance does not apply in the case of the 100mm. He is right, I chose my words poorly. The ZA 85mm won't let you get close enough for a tight composition. The 135mm gets you close ...
by jbtaylor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Morning light is better at my house than evening light.
100mm 2.8 Macro.

Image
by jbtaylor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Caught the last rays of light tonight and decided on the Minolta 100mm Macro. Hand held and manual focus at iso 1600. https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169480481.hZv31hJj.jpg https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169480482.9j53jZ3P.jpg https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169480485.tnOglXX5.jpg ht...
by jbtaylor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

I have used the ZA 85mm, the Minolta 100mm Macro, and the Sony 70-200mm G for flower photography. All with decent results. They all have limitations (as we all know) and it usually comes down to minimum focus distance. The 100mm can get you close but I rarely gravitate to that lens. Maybe I will giv...
by jbtaylor
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Spectacular Valery.
JT
by jbtaylor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots
Replies: 104
Views: 3543

Re: Flowers 2019 - Your Flower and Garden Shots

Good stuff Sury. From our garden. Do I need to name the lens I used? https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169474977.VI3b2hWH.jpg https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169474978.SnQBAAne.jpg https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169474979.TWPPKGaa.jpg https://a4.pbase.com/g12/64/511964/2/169474980.Iw4g...
by jbtaylor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Milky Way

Yes, I understand. More ISO does increase sensitivity and hence more light. Given that you would need to be focused at infinity, depth of field doesn't mean as much. The lack of light gets you the shutter speed anyway. Thanks for posting. It has made me want to give this another crack. Taking a trip...
by jbtaylor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Milky Way

by jbtaylor
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Milky Way

YouTube rules.
JT
by jbtaylor
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Milky Way

by jbtaylor
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Milky Way

You can "dodge and burn" in Lightroom.
by jbtaylor
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Fireworks- Sort Of
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Fireworks- Sort Of

Imagine all you like. That is the point.
All the best.
JT

Go to advanced search