Now potentially blind after hitting him with a lot of light from both sides several times over.

Didn't quite get the focus on this one, but it's close.

Vivitar 285HV at 1/4 power camera right (Cactus triggers), Canon 188A at 1/3 power, close-in, camera left (optical trigger).

View all photos taken: Monday, 11th February 2008, This photo: 9:24pm

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  • picsbymac said:
    Are the kids enjoying their break? ; ) Congrats on the new lens!
  • petepothole said:
    I thought it was a good capture David!
    I would feed it to my Oscar!
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    I'd feed it to my Oscar too...if I had one. :-P

    Focus doesn't look too bad to me, but it doesn't seem as sharp as the previous couple. Perhaps the light needed to be diffused more or there was a little shake? I suspect the subject is just less contrasty than the watch & spider so it doesn't look as sharp.
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  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe, well the 100mm also doubles as a portrait lens, so they won't get much of a break ;-)

    Well I'm thinking either it flew off somewhere or was eaten by something else it didn't see on account of being blinded by the flashes, 'cause it wasn't there later in the evening.

    Well the bits that are in focus are sharp, but the problem was the head wasn't in focus (it's just in front of where the focus landed). It was, as you noted, also not very contrasty. I may need to play with some diffusers also, as this was taken with bare flash.
  • Mr Magoo ICU said:
    Nice.. even if it IS still alive :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    ;-) Well there's no guarantee it hasn't been eaten by something by now.
  • maasha said:
    Sensor dust ...

    And it looks like you got a perfect lens. I read somewhere that the Canon 100mm series may contain suboptimal lenses, but yours is tac sharp within the focus field.
  • David de Groot said:
    So I noticed (the dust that is). I need to get a decent rocket blower and have at it.

    I hadn't heard those rumours, but yet, this lens does indeed seem to be very very sharp.