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Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by kwun, Sep 5, 2007.
can someone tell what is special about this photo?
what is in my mind:
the red racket: why is it so crispy from top to bottom but the blue racket (i suppose it is almost the same distance) is such in a blur.
kwun is using shift lens from canon?
er.... 45mm shift lens, manual focusing for EOS series
90mm, cant be, is wider angle here....
it looked sharp from the tip of racket head to the end of the shaft! was it shot by a lens with tilt/shift mechanism?
if i strike this right, the blue racket as prize........
din-a-lot gave out string, sir kwun give racket....
you guys are good.
good observation Marky.
drifit, not quite, but you are getting pretty close!
is not that TS-E45mm f/2.8
then it is TS-E24mm f/3.5L....!!!
alrite.... free blue racket..!!
but how do you shoot this pic.? I would like to know later on.
yes. but tilt or shift?
and which lens? (this is the difficult part...)
no. wrong observation. no free racket i am afraid..
maintaining full dof with big aperture! like using a view camera. therefore, tilt right?
shift up a bit...
tilt it down more.... from the pic, i judge
this give kwun some work-out shot...
mount the camera to sturdy tripod, adjusting height
tilt the lens, to enable focusing sharp-on from front till back
squint through eyepiece checking the focus is sharp
re-adjust here and there to get this shot....
er... 5 frames, to get this result?
As for which lens. I just don't know what it was kwun! Tell me please!
100mm lens with extension?
do u have a bellows that can be mounted between your dslr camera and your 100mm lens?
The MP100 has only one knot!
it is really obscure lens.
i don't want to spend US$1000+ on a canon TS-E lens as i doubt i will be using it enough to justify the cost.
what i did is i took a medium format lens, specifically, a East Germany made Pentacon Six TL lens, which is made by Carl Zeiss Jena (the E. Germany division). the focal length is 80mm f/2.8. it is a decent lens, but the best part about it is that it has a very large register distance (from mount to film/sensor) so that allows the insertion of a tilt mechanism between a DSLR and the lens. furthermore, the lens being a medium format lens means that i can tilt it a lot without vignetting.
so i bought the tilt mechanism adapter which will adapt the Pentacon mount to a Nikon f-mount. as for the lens, after reading about the Pentacon tilt adapter, i remember when i was really small my dad had a Pentacon camera. so i asked him for it. he hasn't touched it in 20 yrs.
the lens cost me nothing, the adapter $120. so for $120 i get a 80/2.8 tilt lens which is perfect for taking racket photos as flat racket photos are rather boring.
next, i need to get a nikon->canon adapter and some extension tubes. the lens only focus down to 1 meter so the extension tube is needed to get to macro distance.
haha. wrong again.
i rest the blue racket on the black background.
left hand hold the MP100 above the blue racket.
right hand free hold the D200. pre-tilted and pre-focus.
adjust, adjust (yes, a lot of squinting), snap.
Hmm, for a second there..
..(before reading the rest of the posts) i wondered, why is the MP100 floating in the air and how is it being held??..Was kwun, or maybe his wife, holding on to it??..or maybe it's being held by somekind of a clamping device??..
Hehe......I was almost there!