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As you have discovered the higher the f/stop number

July 11 2008 at 10:52 AM
Michael Rinaldi  (Login rinaldi119)
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Response to Thanks for the help! n/t

the grainier the image will become. A compromise of lenses from what I've researched. To get the DOF at these macro ranges you simply are at the outer envelope of what a mid-range lens can handle. A dedicated Macro lens in the 50mm or 60mm range is really the best for high quality photos and will serve you better.

With that said, my Nikon D40 w/18-55mm lens works best in the f/18-22 range for my setup. Also the actual bulb I use is a Phillips Cool White which does not have the bluish tint that normal florescent bulbs create--it has a real crisp true white coloring to it, if that helps.

And shoot in RAW format. There are tons more data in each image and (at least with PS) you have total control over color tint, sharpness, contrast etc. before you even get to the editing stage.

Nice T-90.



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  1. Great information...... - Alan Weller on Jul 12, 2008, 8:53 AM
  3. wrong - Owen R Auer on Jul 24, 2008, 8:03 AM
    1. Possible incorrect use of terminology - Michael Rinaldi on Aug 21, 2008, 9:17 AM

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