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LED bulbs suitable for stop motion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 7. 4 Replies

  Are LED light bulbs, the screw in kind you can get at WalMart, Home Depot, ect.., suitable for stop motion work? Or will  they create a flicker artifact "flicker" on screen?Continue

Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Riccardi May 27, 2017. 8 Replies

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3i that I plan to use to shoot animation with.Nearly all of the subjects I will be photographing will be under 2 inches tall and I need some closeups. I need to get the lens…Continue

What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Dec 2, 2015. 14 Replies

I am going to start an animation project of sorts and am looking for input. I have a hobby collecting old nitrate motion picture film and will start to transfer them digitally early next year. Most…Continue

PC or Apple best for animation software??

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Aug 12, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello,Nearly a year ago I quired about what components I would need for a new computer that will be good for editing 4k video files.…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"Duh... I hate making typos on my images where I can't fix them!  The 28mm was at 2 seconds exposure for the f-22 shot, not 3 sec, that was only for my Olympus lens.  And I typed "fous" instead of "focus" on the…"
May 24, 2017
StopmoNick replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"Sorry about the delay getting back on this - can't find my AC power supply, and the battery was flat. My close-up rings were too strong - there is a back piece that has a bayonet fitting to fit the Nikon camera mount, a front piece that fits…"
May 24, 2017
Jasper Kuipers replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"Ah great! This is a subject that I was walking around with in my head for a while and thinking of starting a topic. So I have been using extension tubes on my nikon lenses for the more extreme close ups. I must say I am really happy with…"
May 23, 2017
StopmoNick replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"It's not easy getting depth of focus on really small subjects.  That's why the tilt-shift effect where you take a shot of the city and make the top and bottom blurry will make it look like a miniature. Telephoto lenses have a…"
May 21, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"I've just been shooting a scene using a 28mm manual lens attached to my T3i, and was able to focus at about 300mm from the subject. The Nikon 55mm AI lens gets in even closer. Might be worth considering if you need to do a lot of close work."
May 21, 2017
gustavo arteaga replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"Extension tubes are good but as you can imagine you end up with a very shallow depth of field. It all depends what you want to shoot. If your subject will be moving about you are better off with a light telephoto lens parked some distance away or…"
May 20, 2017
Hugo replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR
"Extension tubes are great, I use them all the time.You'll just need more light on your scene."
May 20, 2017
Darren Nemeth posted a discussion

Extension tubes or ? are best for macro shots with a DSLR

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3i that I plan to use to shoot animation with.Nearly all of the subjects I will be photographing will be under 2 inches tall and I need some closeups. I need to get the lens a couple inches from the figures. However, the best distance that the lenses I have where I can get sharp focus on is 3.6 feet.  I cannot get macro closeups of objects that will be near the lens.I thought of using extension tubes on my camera.Would that work well or are their other techniques I can…See More
May 19, 2017
Darren Nemeth replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Camera good for stop mo and live action
"When the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is set to "live view" does it disable the mirror, letting you view all through the led screen or do the mechanics still operate?Or is the mirror left in the up position to let you shoot directly to the…"
Feb 7, 2017
Darren Nemeth replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Camera good for stop mo and live action
"I was just about to post the same exact question!  The camera recommended to me a year or two ago was the Canon EOS 40D.  I am glad to see that you talk favorably about it Stopmonick.I will keep up with this tread to see what else is…"
Feb 7, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?
"I am just wondering whether the free motion control program that comes with Dragonframe might be of use here. You presumably want to be able to set the system up and let it run right through all 16,000 frames without making adjustments as you go. So…"
Dec 2, 2015
StopmoNick replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?
"Stop Motion Pro works the same, it activates the shutter and saves the video assist image in one folder, and the high quality in another, when you hit the capture button."
Nov 30, 2015
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?
"Most framegrabbers do activate the shutter. I don't have much experience with anything except Dragonframe (it's been years since I've used anything else) so I can't tell whether or not SMP has a different set of features.…"
Nov 30, 2015
Darren Nemeth replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?
"I havent picked out the camera body yet.  Most of them are rated for 50,000 to 60,000 shots.Each reel of film will be about 16,000 frames.When shooting using the computer interface will it activate the shutter or do I got for a mirrorless…"
Nov 30, 2015
Don Carlson replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?
"From what I can remember, Dragon Frame has the option to close the keypad if you don't want to use it. I have operated the virtual keypad even with a physical keypad connected and vice-versa."
Nov 30, 2015
Darren Nemeth replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?
"Thanks.  Will be looking into getting a slower motor for the Moviola."
Nov 30, 2015

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