Re: [z_scale] Track Weathering. attn Bill K.
I think there's no need to be that critical about depth of field.
You are just pushing the technology to the limits. The Tuborg car
is an extreme close-up. And the green train shot from an angle is
because it requires a lot of depth of field. It's no use to compare with
those pictures somebody else took. They just show the advantage of
scales in this case. I don't know whether other digital cameras have
smaller apertures available or whether an expensive digital SLR would
help in this case, but I think that's about as good as it gets with
current state of technology.
Kari Tanskanen ktanskan@...
Tampere University of Technology Machine Design Laboratory
Ole Rosted wrote:
> Ok - they *are* a little out of fucus :-))
> So are mine!
> I'm beginning to think that light - lots of light - is fundamental to
> close-up photography. In fact I believe that taking the pics outdoors
> on a lightly clouded, sunny day is the best way to get an even - and
> sufficient - lighting.
> What camera do you use? ( you may have told us but either I haven't
> seen it or I have forgotten it) Talk about "volatile memory" :-((
> I have added a page to my close-up "site" at
> if anyone cares to see (some of) my attemts. I had some trouble with
> the navigation buttons (at the bottom of the pages. But they are
> working now.
> I didn't take the *good* pics on the pages, and my search for the
> artist hasn't revealed him/her.
> regards Ole Rosted
On Fri, 03 May 2002 10:07:51 +0300, Kari Tanskanen wrote:
>I think there's no need to be that critical about depth of field.
>You are just pushing the technology to the limits.
What else are limits for? :-)
Thanks for the mental support, Kari, I am/was sitting here feeling
dumber and dumber. By no means an unfamiliar feeling, but nevertheless
difficult to get used to.
> They just show the advantage of bigger scales in this case.
That must be the only situation for Z to be disadvantageous?
>I don't know whether other digital cameras have
>smaller apertures available or whether an expensive digital SLR would
>help in this case,
I do!! - According to specs - that is. The Nikon DX1 and D100 have all
the things I need. Unfortunately I do *not* have what Nikon needs =
6.000 usd. OK the D100 is "only" half that price, but still beyond my
And even if it weren't, I'm not convinced, that a better camera would
help me. There are people that can do whatever they want using a bent
nail and a piece of band-aid. And there is me. Sad but true :-(
Never mind - I'm having great fun anyway!
>but I think that's about as good as it gets with
>current state of technology.
regards Ole Rosted