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  1. King Wookie

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    At that distance an aperture of F8 to F16 should be fine. Thing is, when trying to take photos like that, you will need to keep the shutter open for quite some time to get enough light into the camera. For instance, for my shack photo ( http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1920611&postcount=401 ) I had the shutter open for about 20 seconds.

    But it is very much trial and error, as your exposure meter on the camera simply can't deal with such dark subjects. You have to try various settings to see what works.

    And remember, the camera is simply not able to compete with the human eye. We see a far greater dynamic range than the camera can cope with.

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    I don't want to sound harsh, but it's not really their fault the lens didn't do what you wanted. You should've tried a little more research on the lens before you bought. If no info was available, that was a risk you took. The part was not defective, they didn't have to lower the restocking fee at all. You should actually be a little grateful they did anything at all. Tigerdirect would've likely told you to shove it, period.
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    Some picture I took down in moody gardens Galveston.
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    went out & joined the tourists down by the river where there was there were tonnes of street performers. One that caught my eye asside from the group of break dancers that ended up doing some MJ Moonwalking was this dude here...


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    My sister thought it was totally boring - but I thought this guy was amazing - purely because he had a Dynamo on his bike that ran to battery that ran to a hidden motor on the smaller bike & made the little camelion cycle when he cycled everytime someone threw some coinage in. a man after my own heart.
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    A few attempts at making HDR Pictures. Used Photomatrix and Photoshop.

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    I like the fact that you didn't go overboard as alot of guys do with HDR. Just a pity about the bad colour fringing on the leaves in the 1st one.

    That mustang really pops. Awesome!
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    That happened because I took three pictures at three different exposures, wind was blowing and my Photoshop skills are bad so I couldn't really get rid of the ghosting. I tired to use the masking tool but I still don't really get it.
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    what are those dots in the green and yellow leaves picture in the shadow areas?
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    My 2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T :)

    I'm thinking of getting a vinyl top so instead of white for the roor, it would be a gloss black (basically make it look tinted the whole way from window to window) google Audi A4 vinyl roof wrap.

    2nd painting the wheel cap covers black but leave the Audi OOOO silver.

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    Probably due to another plugin I used.
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    Can I join? My dad just gave me his Nikon F5 and I'm trying to learn as much about photography as fast as possible
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    Good paint is worth the extra price, imo. Your idea would look very sharp, btw. The blacked out roof would look awesome.
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    T2i mimics a lot of features of the 7D but megapixels are not everything. i would get the 50D
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    well the t2i is the most $$ i would be able to spend on a dslr
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    Seems that price is reasonable from what I can see. Same as Adorama ( http://www.adorama.com/ICADRT2IK2.html ) and B&H ( http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680673-REG/Canon_4462B005_Canon_EOS_Rebel_T2i.html ).

    That camera has been getting rave reviews, and does pretty decent video as well. ( http://www.popphoto.com/reviews/cameras/2010/05/camera-test-canon-eos-rebel-t2i ) Don't know the lens, but the reviews on it are mixed.( http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/462-canon_18135_3556is?start=1 ) ( http://www.popphoto.com/reviews/2010/02/lens-test-canon-ef-s-18-135mm-f35-56-af )
    Maybe save some cash and get the 18-55 lens for now. Then save for a decent 2nd lens ( 55 - 250 maybe)
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    My D50's picture quality seems to be going downhill. It's either 4 or 5 years old now. Is image deterioration a regular thing? Caused from the light sensor being exposed so much over time?
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    They say that the sensor is damaged by UV light, however no one and no where I have ever seen has done a true to life review with two cameras to compare actual values after use. You will get pixel death however, usually they show up as single discolored pixels.
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    First things first. When last did you have it serviced? And what condition are the lenses in?
    I spend alot of time on photo forums and a camera degrading over time is not something I've seen anyone talk about.
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    I've never had it serviced. The two lenses I've got are in pretty good condition, I try to keep the front glass clean and sometimes take a Q-tip to the back glass. A while back some particle got on the focus screen and was noticeable in every picture, so I blew it out and gently wiped it with another Q-tip. What do technicians normally do during "servicing"?
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    Not entirely sure, but just like we service our car, a camera could also benefit. Looking at your photos again, I'm not sure what you feel is wrong with your camera. What specifically is not as good as years ago?
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    Just general lack of clarity and a little bit of grainy-ness. Like on that picture of the marsh, when you look at it at 100% you can see that really none of stalks are in focus and defined. I didn't have any of the settings changed.

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