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Originally Posted by Stephany@EyeSpy View Post
You should come over and borrow my 100!!
Hey, if you are offering for people to come to the Twin Cities and play with your stuff... I want to come too! :)

I just bought a Canon 77mm 500D Close-up Lens. It attaches right to my lens and makes an instant marco. I just can't purchase the 100mm right now. I'd rather focus on getting the business up and running. So in the meantime, this adapter lets me get the ring shots that i want. but lighting i find is VERY important. You need A LOT. You don't want all of your picture to look dark. Bad bad bad.

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First off, nice Harley! :)

Yup, they actually still have the same thread mount. It only fits me 70-200 mm lens, but Canon makes one with a smaller thread which I think would work on the 50 mm.

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Originally Posted by Jeremy_Gilliam View Post
Those two pictures need more light in the overall scene. If you are spot metering in the middle of the ring where it is most brilliant, everything else will be too dark. Here are two amazing links of inspiration:
Mark Brooke Photographer: BLING!!!!!!
the image is found . photo blog
thanks for the inspiration. i plan on getting outside with my ring soon.

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my main goal today was to get the stone to look nice. i didn't get very creative with it. i just wanted to learn what settings to use in the future


The info that stays the same:

canon 30D

canon 28mm f/1.8

ISO 200

aperature prority mode


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