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Old 10-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #101
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Yes, the E-mount lenses for the Nex are pricey, too. The Sony Zeiss is way beyond me. That's why I only have two - A Sigma 30mm 2.8 and a Tamron 18-200 F3.5-6.3.

But, there are plenty of older legacy lenses if willing to shoot manual and no IS. I can still get those 50mm primes for $50-100 and have been meaning to pick up one and use it with an adapter.

I recently bought an 85mm 2.8 that I use for my kids' volleyball and love it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #102
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I actually looked into getting an adapter to mount my Alpha lenses to the Olympus. A basic adapter with aperture control is only $25 or so. I may try that out still since I already own the lenses. With DOF being so shallow I am not sure how well I can manually focus them. Dedicated MF lenses usually have a lot longer travel and nicer touch with the focusing ring so you can really dial it in.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #103
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Driving on the shores of Green Bay the past Saturday and took a bunch of shots. Here's one and I have a question about composition. Should I use the rule of thirds for these types of shots and, if so, is it best to have the sunset in the top third (leaving a lot of water) or the bottom third (giving more clouds)?

Also, it got a little Lightroom love and I think I made the sky a bit too blue.


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As Chap mentioned the 'rule of thirds' doesn't always apply, and in reflection shots this is often true. You have a great shot there. One twist which might work (or might not) would be to try a crop, something like a 9:16 where you would eliminate a 'bit off the top' and a 'bit off the bottom'. It would give the image a bit more of a panoramic look and would put a bit of emphasis on the sunset. The beauty of digital is you can have both so everything is worth trying.
Composition is a personal thing also, what works for me may not work for you and vice/versa. There are some standard rules, but they are meant to be broken also.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #104
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That's a good idea, Randy. I played around with the different crops and here is the 16x9 version. 1 with the clouds cropped out, 2 is a regular 16x9 and 3 with water cropped out. The fourth one is the original.

Interesting the different perspectives here.
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I like the middle one best. You might even try a bit more off the bottom, but not much. (Can you tell I love panorama aspects ).

Again, it is all a personal thing.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:02 AM   #106
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I like the middle one best. You might even try a bit more off the bottom, but not much. (Can you tell I love panorama aspects ).

Again, it is all a personal thing.
I'm liking the 16x9, too

The middle one (not including the original) was just the regular 16x9. I took that and cropped out the darker water at the bottom, which I like better now without the very dark part of the water near the shore.
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There hasn't been any activity on this thread for awhile, so I thought I would throw in a picture from our Christmas lights viewing this season:

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Wow Glenn, that photo turned out beautifully. Great shot. You need to find a photo contest to enter that one in.
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Try to follow the rule of thirds on landscapes.
1/3 sky, 2/3 land or water. Or 2/3 sky, 1/3 land or water.



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