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Still learning....
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:04:51 PM »
Comments please, both good and bad.

My attempt at getting it right....

The victim? My Omega 2254.















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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 07:24:13 PM »
Some patina love....























Offline takashi78

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 07:55:06 PM »
What gear you using to capture these pics?

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 08:09:01 PM »
What gear you using to capture these pics?

Nikon d300, 60 mm micro and sb800 flash.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 09:06:28 AM »
Hi Hobbit,
Nice macro shots. The images look sharp with lotsa details. Love the patina on the Magrette.
Some minor comments: The lighting in the dial shots of the Omega seems just a little bit dim. You may be able to tweak the exposure if you have the raw files.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 09:25:26 AM »
Hi Hobbit,
Nice macro shots. The images look sharp with lotsa details. Love the patina on the Magrette.
Some minor comments: The lighting in the dial shots of the Omega seems just a little bit dim. You may be able to tweak the exposure if you have the raw files.

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Hi danny,

Yeah RAW is something I have yet to get into. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 01:55:16 PM »
The Sinn U1 lemon. Well actually it is the Sinn U1 Juwelier Roberto.









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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 05:27:05 PM »
Is it the intention of having the pics abit on the dark side?

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 06:23:03 PM »
Very sharp macro ;)


just a bit under exposed but that's OK  :Cheers:

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 07:22:58 PM »
Is it the intention of having the pics abit on the dark side?

I am trying to get that 'black' background effect you see in those professional photographs.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 07:24:40 PM »
Very sharp macro ;)


just a bit under exposed but that's OK  :Cheers:

Yeah it is a bit under exposed. Am trying to get another flash and see if I can do those photo studio setup. As for the sharpness, it is the lens, the 60 mm macro is one awesome lens.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 07:38:57 AM »
Very sharp macro ;)


just a bit under exposed but that's OK  :Cheers:

Yeah it is a bit under exposed. Am trying to get another flash and see if I can do those photo studio setup. As for the sharpness, it is the lens, the 60 mm macro is one awesome lens.

Or you can get a lightbox (suitcase look a like) for this kind of shoot ;)

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 11:58:07 AM »
Very sharp macro ;)


just a bit under exposed but that's OK  :Cheers:

Yeah it is a bit under exposed. Am trying to get another flash and see if I can do those photo studio setup. As for the sharpness, it is the lens, the 60 mm macro is one awesome lens.

Or you can get a lightbox (suitcase look a like) for this kind of shoot ;)

Hi Scott,

I have a light box. Trying to improve on the handheld shots and on the move shots.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 03:17:41 PM »
Omega Seamaster 300M.

The Omega logo on the crystal.



Maybe I should keep this one.





The luminous minute marker.





The case back with the hippocampus.



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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 07:27:14 AM »
Hi Hobbit,
The pics of your Omega Seamaster 300 is simply mouthwatering.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 07:58:13 AM »
Hi Hobbit,
The pics of your Omega Seamaster 300 is simply mouthwatering.  :thumbsup:

 :Cheers:

Hi danny,

Thanks for the kind words. The Proplof already in?

The 1675...











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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2012, 08:39:03 AM »
X-33 Gen 1.











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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2012, 02:22:00 PM »
Some more attempts...







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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 03:17:50 PM »
Some more attempts...







wow..the LLD is quite a beauty!
`Learning to appreciate my watch as a tool, and not some fancy branded jewelry'

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2012, 09:27:29 AM »
Is it the intention of having the pics abit on the dark side?

I am trying to get that 'black' background effect you see in those professional photographs.

You can use a black paper or cloth to use as the background, rather than under expose the picture.
Your reply #13 first picture showed some over exposed part, but my guess is that the lighting and the angle caused this incident.

Anyway, very awesome macro pictures from the 60mm lens, Master Hobbit!
Love the close-up pictures as well as your watch collection.   :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2012, 06:11:00 PM »

Your reply #13 first picture showed some over exposed part, but my guess is that the lighting and the angle caused this incident.


Thanks for the tips. The over exposed parts are due to the reflection on the domed crystal.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2012, 01:18:27 PM »
Personally, I think the shots are really great, if a little under exposed, as others have mentioned.

May I ask, what size of light box are you using?

I'm trying to take good shots with a Canon G12, used to have a Canon A650 and the results are similar withthe old camera. I'm pretty sure it is just me, but I have all sorts of trouble trying to take the shots and avoid the reflections of either my hands, the camera or both.

cheers
richard.

PS. the image of the omega logo on the crystal, sensational.

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Re: Still learning....
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2012, 03:34:10 PM »
Personally, I think the shots are really great, if a little under exposed, as others have mentioned.

May I ask, what size of light box are you using?

I'm trying to take good shots with a Canon G12, used to have a Canon A650 and the results are similar withthe old camera. I'm pretty sure it is just me, but I have all sorts of trouble trying to take the shots and avoid the reflections of either my hands, the camera or both.

cheers
richard.

PS. the image of the omega logo on the crystal, sensational.

Hi Richard,

While I have a light box (small one, 18x18 inch), I don't use it as much as I should. These shots were taken without a light box.