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Day 1 - Penny for 'em
Day 1 - Penny for 'em
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Collection: March 2008 - Macro
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Date: Mar 1, 2008
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2008

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Comments: 18
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This is a UK one pence piece :o)

Sadly I failed to get the DOF right in this shot :o( My first go with my new macro lens so this really will be a month of learning for me!

I am going to try and do a different topic each week...looks like this weeks topic will be money now!

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03/06/2008 03:33:46 PM
Yes the DOF is a little skewed but great focus on the F.D.2006. Good start for the month.
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03/06/2008 03:46:39 AM
That narrow DOF close up. What a pain to work with!!
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03/03/2008 04:58:09 PM
I like the lighting, it almost looks as if it glows.
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03/03/2008 03:51:05 PM
Originally posted by salmiakki:

What did you use to light it?


This was taken using just natural light from the patio windows in my bedroom :o)
03/03/2008 03:42:22 PM
Not bad for a first go. It's can be very difficult to get the DOF right with macro. I love my macro lens and I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of it. I'm very out of practice so looking forward to this month very much. What did you use to light it?
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03/03/2008 12:41:38 PM
I don't think you got the DOF wrong. With such a short DOF (2.8) you cannot put the camera at an angle if you want to whole penny to be sharp. I think it was at an angle. Even with more DOF (higher f number), taken at an angle, you'd see differences in zones of sharpness. True, the zone of really sharp would be larger but not so much as to cover the whole penny.

I am really looking forward to your pictures this month and witnessing you master this new tool. I love macro shots, I've had my lens for 9 months now but I find I still discover possibilities to it almost weekly... Hang in there!
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03/02/2008 12:54:45 PM
I am thinking it isn't DOF rather angle of lens to the coin. The details are amazing right down to the scratches. I like the composition as well.
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03/02/2008 09:10:45 AM
I do like the crop...great way to get used to that new lens-macros are so much fun :)
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03/02/2008 07:21:04 AM
oh - and I really like the composition here too

Message edited by author 2008-03-02 07:21:39.
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03/02/2008 07:21:03 AM
nice details - very sharp ion the edges too.
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03/02/2008 12:50:12 AM
Very nice detail on the edge of the coin and nice pure black background.
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03/01/2008 09:34:43 PM
I like the composition. You already pointed out the DOF. I look forward to the coins to come!
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03/01/2008 08:46:37 PM
Excellent Macro here showing fine detail, and also a great crop re the composition.
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03/01/2008 07:29:59 PM
Very nice, great composition and color!
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03/01/2008 07:07:13 PM
i love the detail, and also how you only show a piece of it, not the whole thing, that way we really see so much detail
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03/01/2008 06:00:40 PM
Good perspective. I suspect that instead of the DOF issue you may not have gotten the lens perpendicular to the coin. Thus only one part is out of focus.
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03/01/2008 05:12:42 PM
Yeah, nice negative space. And I agree, macro DOF is a major pain in the butt! Stop down to the max and make sure that you come in exactly at 90 degrees flat :)
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03/01/2008 04:31:07 PM
Wow! Great detail. Love the use of negative space as well. It's becoming your signature style, and it works well :)
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