Christchurch May HFT Results

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  1. dimmer0707

    dimmer0707 Member

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    Christchurch May Round 5 HFT


    1 Nigel Peckham =57=100%:shot::shot::shot:
    2 Paul Russell =56=98%
    3 Ben Russell =54=95%
    4 Matt Dimmer =49=86%
    5 kevin Lindsay =47=82%
    6 Dave Hutton =44=77%
    7 Craig Lord =40 =70%
    8 Luke saunders =38=67%
    9 Colin Medway =36=63%
    10 Kieran =26=46%
    11 Charlie Crawford =24=42%
    Pete Foote DNF
    Cheers for the help today guys and girls and hope to see you next month.
    ATB Matt.
     
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  2. RobF

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    Some pics of the rather damp day ;)

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    Nice to catch up ;)
     
  3. Roy

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    Matt:eek:
    Using the MK4 in the rain;)
    Hope to get down to Christchurch this month
    Well done Nigel.
    Roy..
     
  4. FGYT

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    good to see th HFT take off at X church used to be just me and Andy (RIP) plus 1 who did the CSFTA winter HFT league.

    Really must come down n have a shoot

    ATB

    Duncan
     
  5. RobF

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    Think Matt is opening tonight and a few of us going down :)
     
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    what time etc ;)
     
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    6.30 onwards :)
     
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    will see if i can pop down ......any Steyrs about ;)

    ATB

    Duncan
     
  9. Ali-C

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    Nice photos. :) I think the best use of the TS was on the photo of Matt to be honest, not a fan of the last one, it just looks...odd. Or maybe that's just Dean. :p The one of Ben is nice though, lovely colouring on the stock.
    I'm not too sure about the bokeh on the one of Craig, it's too distracting in my opinion.
    Ooo, just thought, have you got a mirror lens? You could use the bokeh on that for an artistic effect if you get the background right. Bob Martin uses mirror lenses to good effect in some of his photos, in the sports portfolio, of Tiger Woods, that's quite pretty.
    The second one, of the golfer, in the graphic portfolio is my favourite I think, I love the way you get the classic mirror lens blur off the highlights on the water, and I think the grain just sets the image off. :)
     
  10. pete53

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    Funny that I was just thinking the same :eek:
     
  11. Roy

    Roy New Member

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    Ali this an Airgun forum,not Happy Snappy corner:rolleyes:
    And yes,Dean does make a good photo bad:p
     
  12. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    me to Pete NOT :p
     
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    Yeh, the last one wasn't set up for a quick snap...

    send us a link to the tiggy shots, be interesting to see what you mean.

    i think it's too long with the 1.4x on up close, and HFT'ers are harder to shoot than FT'ers because they're either in and out really quick or faffing around and moving a lot, with a shallow depth of field and manual focus on a fixed focal it makes up for fast work. Think i got the answer, which is to stick without the 1.4x on tight packed courses.
     
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    Don't you start
     
  15. Ali-C

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    I can't link directly to the photos, but in that previous link, have a look at the sports and graphic portfolios. The one of Tiger is in the sports (5th pic), and the silhouetted golfer in the graphic one (2nd pic). :) You just have to get the background right with mirror lenses, otherwise the bokeh can be too distracting and frankly, a bit minging. :p The only other real problem with them is that they are a fixed aperture due to the design. (Which also gives the ring shaped blur) But it does allow for long focal lengths is silly short lenses. (Think 500mm+ in something not alot longer than my 75-300 all the way out. :eek:)
    I think that would be a solution yeah, and cart around that second body with a different lens for a bit of variety. :p
    Have you looked at the Cokin/Lee filters? If you where to keep a spare body with say, an 85mm/135mm prime and a centre spot or diffuser filter on it you could get some really nice arty portraits while you're at it.
    Also, that photo of Nige and the down target is interesting. 2 points in focus, my mind is blown. :p
     
  16. RobF

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    sorry, the link didn't stand out well on my screen... found it now... yeh, they're ok aren't they :D

    i think the cat lens thing is like a lot of photo tricks, when used to great effect it's great, but too many times and it doesn't wash...

    i'm still trying to find out what gives the huge diffraction you see on some video work, it's almost like a prism is rotated in front of the lens... you get a shallow depth of field with some massive fringing... think cokin do something like that, but not sure if that's the trick...

    http://blog.evelynpritt.com/2010/03/19/cokin-p218-resin-prism-filter/
     
  17. RobF

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    nah, think a plane of focus being a sheet of paper that normally you see face on... the tilt turns that... in this case i laid it as flat as i could, so it's like a thin layer of fog over the ground, everything above and below is out, instead of the usual behind/in front.
     
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    start what? :D
     
  19. Ali-C

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    http://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/LensBabies_Plastic_Muse_
    Have a look at that. Plastic lenses will give you massive diffraction, you could try using a cheap disposable? They can give interesting effects due to the frankly crap lenses and you can get some really nice photos with them.
    The Canon 50mm 1.8 will give you a hell of alot of chromatic aberration if you get a bad one and open it right up, but most of them are pretty good for the price to be honest. :)
     
  20. RobF

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    yeh, that's kind of where i ended up as well :)

    i tried a uncoated lens in front of the zoom... the bloody canon coatings defeated so much of the problems it didn't look quite so special, more like just a bad shot.

    so i then tried no lens, just holding the magnifier near the shutter, which worked, but it's not really the setup for outdoors ;)
     

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