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Photos Indecision (cropping)

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Herbicide, 17 Aug 2008.

  1. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    I can't decide between these two crops...

    Tight (100% - pixel to pixel):
    [​IMG]
    Link in case of shrinkage

    Loose:
    [​IMG]
    Link in case of shrinkage

    Taken, if you were wondering with a D50 using a reversed Nikkor 50mm prime.

    Opinions? (Comments, criticisms and witticisms also accepted.)
     
  2. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    I much prefer the loose crop.
     
  3. RinSewand

    RinSewand New Member

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    Much prefer the loose. gives the picture a sense of purpose and sets the scene a bit more. I think it makes better use of the fantastically vivid colours too.

    RwD
     
  4. Herbicide

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    Added border and uploaded.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks guys.
     
  5. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Agreed on the crop. That's a wicked shot by the way! Very nice mate. Looks like I should try experimenting with reversing my nifty fifty :)
     
  6. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    Heh heh "shrinkage"
     
  7. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    I'll see if I can get a pic of the lens - It's an older model, all metal and very smooth.
     
  8. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    My dad has one of those lying around! Shouldn't it be easy enough to use it with my 40D since it's practically just about holding a piece of glass in front of the camera body?
     
  9. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Okay I just did some test shots with the nifty fifty backwards and I have to admit that this is fun :) I am getting a lot of spill light though when I'm not holding the camera and lens completely together. I need some sort of flexible tunnel.
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Doing this is really good for learning about the workings of lenses. I almost felt like I was sitting with a wooden box with a hole in it and moving the back wall back and forth :) I REALLY dig that analog feel. Being completely manual like that and feeling like experimenting reminds me of when I borrowed my dads cold war Nikon when I was a child.

    This is fun :clap:

    Edit: Found one that looks like the Nikkormat from my childhood: [​IMG]
    The metering kept breaking the last couple of years and in the end it was put to rest on a shelve and my dad now uses a D300 but still swears to his old camera :)
     
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  10. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    For reversing rings, see ebay - I think Nikon do the BR2(?) but there are loads of cheapies on there.

    Mine's an old vario-flex (I don't know exactly how old, but the instructions seem to have come off a printing press...)
     
  11. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Thanks for the tip. Just ordered a reversing ring :)
     
  12. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    I can't belive i'm the only one that likes the first shot better :worried:
     
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