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    Default Gaffered lens makes a difference!

    Ok.

    I risk being assassinated, but here goes..

    I am hoping some photogs here will post images, taken with a lens before and after gaffering.

    Or with a body before and after gafferring.

    Or with a flash before and after gafferring.

    I am scratching my head, and occasionally my backside when it itches, to the science of a gafferred equipment. Just like the MTF for lenses, the resolution and contrast equivalent for such gafferred lenses is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks very much.
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    Default Re: Gaffered lens makes a difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    Ok.

    I risk being assassinated, but here goes..

    I am hoping some photogs here will post images, taken with a lens before and after gaffering.

    Or with a body before and after gafferring.

    Or with a flash before and after gafferring.

    I am scratching my head, and occasionally my backside when it itches, to the science of a gafferred equipment. Just like the MTF for lenses, the resolution and contrast equivalent for such gafferred lenses is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks very much.
    why does gaffering make any different when it comes to image?
    its not like you gonna gaffer on the glass elements/filter/sensor/low-pass filter... etc.

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    Default Re: Gaffered lens makes a difference!

    You want to see pic of the gaffered lenses/bodies or
    pic taken by the gaffered lenses/bodies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua View Post
    You want to see pic of the gaffered lenses/bodies or
    pic taken by the gaffered lenses/bodies?
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    Default Re: Gaffered lens makes a difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post

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    Default Re: Gaffered lens makes a difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    so which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    why does gaffering make any different when it comes to image?
    its not like you gonna gaffer on the glass elements/filter/sensor/low-pass filter... etc.
    I think you may have to take back your words.

    There are industries out there helping people to gaffer their equipment. I am thinking of sending mine to get it done. I m wondering if it makes my images better, or the image creation process more professional.

    I hope you can read the actual meaning/s of my posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    I think you may have to take back your words.

    There are industries out there helping people to gaffer their equipment. I am thinking of sending mine to get it done. I m wondering if it makes my images better, or the image creation process more professional.

    I hope you can read the actual meaning/s of my posts.
    Nah...
    I gaffered all my lenses & body & my pic still so bad...

    Gaffered just to protect against scratches for me..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    I think you may have to take back your words.

    There are industries out there helping people to gaffer their equipment. I am thinking of sending mine to get it done. I m wondering if it makes my images better, or the image creation process more professional.

    I hope you can read the actual meaning/s of my posts.
    are you sure it affects the photo output? you will only be gaffering the "case" of the lens and camera which got nothing to do with image quality +/-....

    unless im missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua View Post
    You want to see pic of the gaffered lenses/bodies or
    pic taken by the gaffered lenses/bodies?
    Seriously?!?

    I think that both is going to be ugly....

    but this thread can be quite interesting.
    Last edited by Caspere; 21st January 2007 at 06:53 PM.
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    Default Re: Gaffered lens makes a difference!

    gaffering doesn't make your picture turn out better. it just protects the body, lens or flash from scratches/dents etc.

    so that when you sell your stuff, its still cosmetically in good condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    unless im missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numzkull View Post
    gaffering doesn't make your picture turn out better. it just protects the body, lens or flash from scratches/dents etc. so that when you sell your stuff, its still cosmetically in good condition.
    IMO, mainly against scratches, dents I don't think gaffer tape can protect..

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua View Post
    IMO, mainly against scratches, dents I don't think gaffer tape can protect..
    sure you can... if you tape a few layer on the lens/body. make it into a bak zhang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    Seriously?!?

    Neither. I have somehow made up my mind that both is going to be ugly.
    If you thinking after gaffered became ugly.. It depend..
    For me, I feel same or better..
    http://donchua.multiply.com/photos/album/36

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    sure you can... if you tape a few layer on the lens/body. make it into a bak zhang.
    Like that got to tape at least 3 layers leh..
    Lenses are ok but if body 3 layers..
    I gaffered body 1 layer already..

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    Quote Originally Posted by numzkull View Post
    gaffering doesn't make your picture turn out better. it just protects the body, lens or flash from scratches/dents etc.

    so that when you sell your stuff, its still cosmetically in good condition.
    No No No.

    I need somebody to swear to me that the images from a gaffered lens is better then a non-gaffered one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    No No No.

    I need somebody to swear to me that the images from a gaffered lens is better then a non-gaffered one.
    if like dat then i gaffer all my equipment like 'the mummy'. surely my pics will look like pro shots. why bother learning about taking photos or go classes?

    buy camera and buy the thickest and a few of the biggest roll of gaffer can liao. wrap the gaffer round and round. your photos sure look like nat geo one


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    scratch head.. ??

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    Dear all ,
    Maybe the protected gear can make the photographer more adventurous , thus producing "better" pictures ?

    Rgs

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