Practising

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Tony, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Tony

    Tony

    80
    Feb 23, 2006
    I have the gear, D200 + 105 VR
    What I need is the practise.
    I've been playing with the mirror lock to get some sharpish close ups.
    I don't have any means of remote releasing so it's all hand driven.
    This was taken on A Priority f10 with the on camera flash.
    Any advise as to how to improve would be gratefully appreciated.

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  2. Not bad for a start, especially considering that you used the on camera flash.

    Next try to put your camera on a tripod and try the same without flash - then MLU really makes sense and also you can avoid the specular highlights caused by the flash. Or, if you flash, try to put some diffuser between subject and flash. Look for DuncanC's recent posts ...

    Cheers
     
  3. self timer can take place of release
     
  4. whyhan

    whyhan

    301
    Jun 14, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    You can combine both - MLU + self-timer.
     
  5. Can you?
     
  6. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Can you please explain how to do MLU.?
     
  7. Top left dial where you set single shot or high speed. Turn it to MUP
     
  8. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    I do not think the D80 has mlu
     
  9. oh sorry. wouldn't know. I didn't look at what camera was used
     
  10. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks. No the D80 does not have it.
     
  11. Not even in the menu?

    Cheers
     
  12. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    In the menue "mlu" is just for cleaning purpose's correct?
     
  13. Tony

    Tony

    80
    Feb 23, 2006
    Thanks for the input, I've looked and can't work out how you combine the MU and timer?
    I'm still talking about a D200
     
  14. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    I do not think that is possible. Two sepperate functions on the dial.
    I would suggest you do get a remote release though.
     
  15. i dont think it is either, be nice though
     
  16. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    You are correct.
     
  17. Looks like you have done very well. Nice, sharp image. My preference would be to brighten it up a little in post processing. I wish more of my images were as sharp as yours.
     
  18. whyhan

    whyhan

    301
    Jun 14, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    Actually, my statement should've been:

    MLU comes with a 30sec timer.

    On a D200, without a cable-release, MLU comes with an auto 30sec timer.
    Once mirror goes up, it'll activate the shutter 30secs later if it doesn't get further user input.