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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 08:49:14 PM »
For greater depth of field you would be better off with a G15. Full function P&S's are too often overlooked for this kind of use and they offer several advantages over dslr's.

G15? P&S's? what are they?
I need a DSLR - my other requirement is filming
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G15 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/889961-REG/Canon_PowerShot_G15_Digital_Camera.html

P&S is short for point and shoot, or small camera.

What are you filming, the G15 does video very well too.
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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 09:10:56 PM »
I need a DSLR - my other requirement is filming

I have to say, if you think it's a challenge to take stills of jewelry, shooting good quality video with a dSLR is orders of magnitude more challenging (and most likely requires lots more accessories, most of them costly).  Just sayin'.
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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 11:46:03 PM »
I need a DSLR - my other requirement is filming

I have to say, if you think it's a challenge to take stills of jewelry, shooting good quality video with a dSLR is orders of magnitude more challenging (and most likely requires lots more accessories, most of them costly).  Just sayin'.

Better sell those rings and buy some good guide books about SLR and video.

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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 11:52:52 PM »

- I take 10 shots. 3 of these will come out slightly darker than the others - why is this?


If it's florescent lighting, you're probably using too fast of a shutter speed.  The lighting is actually turning on and off at 120 times per second (if you have 60Hz power or 100 times for 50Hz, locale dependent), so fast shutter speeds may be capturing between cycles.  Try slowing your shutter speed down to 1/30th and see if that helps.

LED lighting may flicker, depends on the quality of the bulb.  Good quality LED bulbs convert to filtered DC, and provide continuous light.  Medium quality bulbs use a full wave bridge rectifier and will flash at 120Hz(100Hz).  Low quality bulbs (commonly Christmas lights), use a half wave rectifier, and the pulses of light have the same duration as the "medium" quality one, but every other one is missing so it's flashing at 60Hz(50Hz), but is off half the time.

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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 12:36:33 AM »
Quick try, spent couple minutes after snatching few of my wife's jewelries.

No focus stacking, quick LR editing.

I guess I need more practice, any comments what/how to improve?

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Re: Need advice taking pictures of jewellery
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 12:36:33 AM »