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    Hi all.

    I have two abstract photos of equipment, of which this is the first one, titled 'Normal'. It is titled normal because it is a photo of a 50mm, a normal lens, and one that almost every photographer owns, albeit in different mounts, and different apertures.


    Please do give me constructive C&C if needed. Thanks!
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    What's that black thing at the bottom left corner covering the glass? Doesn't seems to belong to the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    What's that black thing at the bottom left corner covering the glass? Doesn't seems to belong to the pic.
    That's the lens hood. I use my 50mm f/1.8 with a lens hood attached all the time.

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    I think the picture might be improved if you remove the hood and show the front element.

    Then again, it's a f/1.8, so the front element isn't too big.

    Great photograph anyway!

    Samuel

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    Thanks for the comments.

    BTW this was shot with a Digital Ixus 70.

    Here's another one, shot on Ilford XP2 400 B&W film

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    Shot on a EOS A2 with a 35mm f/2

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    nice b&w series of your cam

    btw, is that a crack on the pop up flash in your pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icestrike View Post
    nice b&w series of your cam

    btw, is that a crack on the pop up flash in your pic?
    Nope. Thankfully not. That is the edge of the gaffer tape that's on top of the pop-up flash.

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    just wondering

    how do you get that almost seamless white bg that you posed your subject with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkytrouble View Post
    just wondering

    how do you get that almost seamless white bg that you posed your subject with?
    It is a mixture of exposure and PP. I shot it with a white paper backing for the first shot, and a white marble floor for the second, so the backgrounds were almost blown out anyways. It was just a matter of dodging them until they were almost seamless.

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    Great B&W shots. Nothing distracting in the background and great use of dof. How's the boken of the 35mm f/2? I can't see any, since you've PSed almost all of it off. Also, what's your light source?

    Samuel

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    is the string on the lens from the first pic from the gaffering tape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternatve View Post
    Great B&W shots. Nothing distracting in the background and great use of dof. How's the boken of the 35mm f/2? I can't see any, since you've PSed almost all of it off. Also, what's your light source?

    Samuel
    I used natural light for both shots. Bokeh is pretty nice, but there'll be pentagons from the highlights cos of a five-bladed aperture diaphragm.

    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    is the string on the lens from the first pic from the gaffering tape?
    Yeap, that's the edge of the gaffer.

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