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    Default Newbis need advice on close up photography

    Hey guys my set up is D90 with tamron 90mm macro lens.
    Bought this lens for takin pics of my amulets.
    I am using manual focus but i just dont seem to be able to get a sharp shot.
    If its sharp in the centre the edge will not be sharp and vice versa.
    Could any one tell me what F number should i use to get a sharp shot.
    I am an absolute newbie any advice is kindly appreciated.


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    Senior Member dennisc's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbis need advice on close up photography

    shoot straight down, auto, do not tilt the cam

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    Default Re: Newbis need advice on close up photography

    If your amulets have the same size, i suggest you position your camera the appropriate distance and then do not touch to anything but the amulets. As denisc said, don't tilt your camera (if you don't have a remote release, you can use your self-timer to avoid vibrations) and pay attention to be absolutly straight to the amulet while taking pictures.


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    Default Re: Newbis need advice on close up photography

    Hi dancool,

    as wat dennisc said already... shoot directly perpendicular to the subject. You are suffering from parallex error.
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    Default Re: Newbis need advice on close up photography

    taking photo, especially for macro, depth of field is like taking a slice out of reality.

    if your camera sensor is not parallel to the thing you want to capture, you slice slanted. hope you get what i mean. read what dennisc posted, it explains pretty much what this is about.

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