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photo of my old MP100

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by kwun, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. kwun

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    can someone tell what is special about this photo?
     

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    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.
     
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    kwun is using shift lens from canon?
    er.... 45mm shift lens, manual focusing for EOS series
    90mm, cant be, is wider angle here....:D
     
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    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?
     
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    if i strike this right, the blue racket as prize........:D
    din-a-lot gave out string, sir kwun give racket....:D
     
  6. kwun

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    you guys are good.

    good observation Marky.

    drifit, not quite, but you are getting pretty close!
     
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    is not that TS-E45mm f/2.8
    then it is TS-E24mm f/3.5L....!!!
    alrite.... free blue racket..!!
    :D:D:D
     
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    but how do you shoot this pic.? I would like to know later on.
     
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    yes. but tilt or shift?

    and which lens? (this is the difficult part...)
     
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    no. wrong observation. no free racket i am afraid.. ;)
     
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    maintaining full dof with big aperture! like using a view camera. therefore, tilt right?
     
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    shift up a bit...
    tilt it down more.... from the pic, i judge
    this give kwun some work-out shot...:D
    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?
     
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    As for which lens. I just don't know what it was kwun! Tell me please!
     
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    100mm lens with extension?
     
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    do u have a bellows that can be mounted between your dslr camera and your 100mm lens?
     
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    The MP100 has only one knot!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    ONE frame! :D
     
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    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??:confused:..
     
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    Hehe......I was almost there!:D
     

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