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RE: New Camera
Jonny last week I had some exchanges and negotiations with a fellow on Craigslist concerning the K1000 kit he was selling. He was selling the body, three lenses, a flash, teleconverter and a bag for a fair price really but I was only mildly interested in some of the equipment; the rest I was going to hawk around the Internet and let you have first pick of one article. But ultimately my unwillingness to pay his initial asking price and slight disinterest left the seller meeting some agreement with someone else.
I have a Pentax mount Lensbaby on the way. The effects of distortion and out of focus blurry can almost be achieved from some software and the tilt/shift focus effect is really what I would like to play with sometime but I think I will have some fun with this broken lens contraption nonetheless.
08-03-2009 08:08 AM
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Post: #92
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For the past couple nights I was playing around with some stuff and my camera. I took a cut up Mountain Dew bottle and placed it front of the lens. Then I put the camera on a long shutter speed. I had a flashlight covered with a white plastic bag. I flashed the light. And this is what I got.

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08-04-2009 07:51 PM
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Post: #93
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I am not suggesting that do it yourself projects and experimentations are not fun now and then but I was just curious about some of your camera's settings. Does it have adjustments you can make to things like saturation, sharpness and contrast?
For instance on my camera those three setting can be placed in a range of -3 to +3 and you can definitely see a difference in the sharpness between -3 and +3. I am sure the Canon 40D and the Pentax K10D are very similar in many respects.
I normally have my settings at +3 on contrast and sharpness but 0 on saturation. Some people suggest that high in camera settings do more destruction to the pixels than simple computer software photo editing. But those are people who really study pixels; the pixel peepers.
Sometimes we forget that photography can always be fun.
08-05-2009 05:52 AM
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Post: #94
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I'm not sure about the sharpness settings, but these pictures aren't going to be very sharp because of the thing between the lens and the subject. It was the effect I was going for.
08-05-2009 06:42 AM
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I was suggesting that decreasing the sharpness and contrast in camera might get you the same sort of diffused light effect without the use of old school gel on the lens/diffusing filter/polyethylene bottle technique.
08-05-2009 07:00 AM
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Some Other Jackass Wrote:I was suggesting that decreasing the sharpness and contrast in camera might get you the same sort of diffused light effect without the use of old school gel on the lens/diffusing filter/polyethylene bottle technique.
I might be able to do that, yes but it wouldn't be as fun...:)
08-05-2009 10:55 AM
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A certain recent movie will allow some of you younger people to perhaps identify this old ghost.
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08-06-2009 06:18 AM
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Lemme test sumpin' here:

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Well what do you know? That [img] thing really works.
08-06-2009 06:45 AM
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Post: #99
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Took me a bit, I don't know Fords well. Is that your Torino?
08-06-2009 08:50 AM
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No it belongs to a relative.
Here is a '56 from that same family bloodline:
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08-06-2009 11:37 AM
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