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Old 06-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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So BikerEcho won the last competition, and has decided on the new theme - Closeups! Post entries below, I'll assume usual rules apply (unless Biker disagrees) - so open for two weeks (until 25th June) and you can post multiple images, but only the last one you post will be taken forward for voting.

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Assuming anything that is close up goes, I think i'll take this one

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Assuming anything that is close up goes, I think i'll take this one

Nice! I'm going to struggle with this as I only have a kit lens that isn't really great for closeups, but will try to give it a shot if I get time.
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that's a very nice photo Life.
you took that yourself?
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Nice! I'm going to struggle with this as I only have a kit lens that isn't really great for closeups, but will try to give it a shot if I get time.
Actually, I found that using the 18-55mm Dx kit lens for my new Nikon D3100 is better for close ups then any zoom lens. Thus saying I actually took this with my kit lens. I think you could get one too. To do something like this, in this lighting, have 100-200ISO, 2600 shutter speed, and zoom to the max (55mm) and set focus at ma. then find the correct focus point, and there you go.
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that's a very nice photo Life.
you took that yourself?
Thank you very much guys, yes I took that myself. Being able to take that photo was actually thanks to foothead. She helped out a lot in the area of focus.
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Ah, nice - I actually have the D3200 with kit lens, so hopefully will have a chance to give this a go at some point soon!
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Ah, nice - I actually have the D3200 with kit lens, so hopefully will have a chance to give this a go at some point soon!
yeah, I almost went with the D3200, but at the time was $200 more and wasn't worth the tiny bit of extra ISO and what not.
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yeah, I almost went with the D3200, but at the time was $200 more and wasn't worth the tiny bit of extra ISO and what not.
Yeah when I got mine a few months ago, it was 50 difference for a lot of things that were a "bit" better (ISO, video, external mic) and 10 more megapixels so decided it was worth the difference. If it was 200 I probably would have gone with the 3100 and grabbed an extra lens instead.
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the only picture i currently have that fits the category "CloseUps" would be the following:
i might post a better one later if i get a change to take a good close up picture.



It's a hedgehog i found when i was wandering around drunk with a friend some night 2 years ago.
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Yeah when I got mine a few months ago, it was 50 difference for a lot of things that were a "bit" better (ISO, video, external mic) and 10 more megapixels so decided it was worth the difference. If it was 200 I probably would have gone with the 3100 and grabbed an extra lens instead.
I think video is not better. The mic maybe a little. ISO is only a bit better, not that much tho, and 10 more pixels is very nice to have, but I rather went ahead, and took the $200 difference to buy my zoom lens
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i might post a better one later if i get a change to take a good close up picture.



It's a hedgehog i found when i was wandering around drunk with a friend some night 2 years ago.
I guess the only reason u got so close was because you were drunk? Cool pic btw
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