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    help with a watch pic!

    I shot 2 gigs of pictures of my new temption. some outside, overcast with a polorized and uv filter. no luck on capturing the blued hands or depth of dial. same bad luck shooting indoors with daylight lamps. I'm also getting blurred edges. I tried the nikon d40x and the sony cyber-shot dsc-h9 in hi-def mode.
    heres some of the pics. I really need some ideas here guys. like which mode will get it all in focus and true color.





    please ignore the hair

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    Re: help with a watch pic!

    To "get it all in focus" try using a "stopping down" the aperture some (say f/5.6 or f/8.0). Use the D40x in RAW [capture] mode, the lowest ISO possible for the conditions, and I suggest A [aperture] priority mode.

    Bring the RAW files into Photoshop (or Lightroom) and adjust exposure and contrast there.

    With the right light you should be able to capture those blue hands.

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    Re: help with a watch pic!

    For me the pics are great, I going to try this tips too...

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    Re: help with a watch pic!

    okay, I tried raw and it seems to have helped.


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    Re: help with a watch pic!

    With DSLR, Photoshop is (needed) your friend
    Sharpness w/ unsharp mask and a bit of saturation... an a touch of contrast...
    I also changed the lighting w/ level tool.
    I did it fast but you know what I mean...

    Philippe

    Last edited by Phil_Qc; January 20th, 2008 at 02:46.

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    Re: help with a watch pic!

    Awesome looking watch...

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    Re: help with a watch pic!

    I see you are using the D40X, what lens are you using? I would suggest getting the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens. It will cost about $750.00 new, cheaper then a Sinn U1 Watch. If you want to take a lot of watch pictures this lens will serve you well.

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