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Offline filphil

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3550 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 22:44:46 »
The bokeh on that first shot of the zinc is bugging me out. I know it's because the threads of the cloth but I'm still nervous looking at it.

That cap from ivan is awesome. For real

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3551 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 22:46:38 »
The swirly effect is why I liked it :)  I like weird bokeh usually (though of course nice and smooth variety can be great as well).
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3552 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 22:50:33 »
The swirly effect is why I liked it :)  I like weird bokeh usually (though of course nice and smooth variety can be great as well).

What did  you do to get that? Was it shot wide open? Your last photo doesn't have that characteristic.

I've been Thinking about picking up canon's macro L lens. The 100mm focal length has been my favorite so far for people shots. Having macro would fit in line with the tabletopography we love so much.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3553 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 22:59:22 »
Yeah, it's wide open there.  Aperture not large enough to blur the background more at that distance, so you get the slight blurring of the pattern, which ends up looking like that swirl.  This is my beloved Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 with one 10mm extension tube.  That lens is phenomenal in resolution and already has pretty good maximum magnification before the tube even.  The other photos are at f/11.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3554 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 23:14:17 »
You're using the zuiko?

I tried fuji for a little bit but that was before i felt the economics of panasonic and Olympus offerings. If I had a choice on a mirrorless camera it would undoubtedly be from one of those two companies.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3555 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 23:20:44 »
Heh, incidentally I use both Fuji and micro four thirds.  Photography is my most serious hobby.  I've tried a few different directions before settling on these.  Olympus is my super detailed tool with amazing image stabilization, and Fuji is the more impressionistic one (depending on lens, of course, but on average).  This one's with a Fuji 35mm f/1.4.  If you like creamy bokeh, Fuji does it really well for most of their lenses, even zooms.  But it's a more clunky system in terms of speed of operation, auto-focus speed, and a bunch of other things.  m43 is like a modern 4k monitor compared to Fuji's CRT for the bodies.  That's my view of it anyway.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3556 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 23:26:43 »
I've been on an ongoing 6 month journey in to photography as of late. Before I'd dabble in it with the family dslr and a nifty fifty but didn't bother to learn.

I've got two months with  the fujinon 35 and loved that piece of glass.

Dammit G.A.S is kicking in.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3557 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 23:33:28 »
I have a 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2, and 55-200mm.  All great.  I'd love some others (like 16mm f/1.4 and 90mm f/2), but they are far too expensive.  Had an X100s at one point a while ago. A few lenses for m43 as well.  All different effective focal lengths--I try to not keep doubles of anything.  Photography can be almost as bad of a money drain as keyboards...  More really, unless one's buying custom keyboards and artisan keycaps left and right.  I have a serious love/hate relationship with Fuji.  It's the first polarizing experience of this kind I've had with any photo equipment.  Everything else has been either "Meh" or "this is quite good, I'll keep it in the long term."  m43 is my long-term affair.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3558 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 23:49:08 »
Right now I'm using the 6D. It was simply am easier transition for me from casual camera phone to really thinking about composition when family and friends use like systems. My last shot with the tgr was with canon's 24-105 and used to go find my favorite focal length for the last month. Vast majority of my shots were above 50mm and 60% of those were above 80mm.  Now that it served it's purpose it's time for it to go back to its rightful owner.  :thumb:
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3559 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 01:29:19 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3560 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 02:35:59 »
That went from 0-6 real fast

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3561 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 17:27:25 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3563 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 19:22:51 »
where's my alpha  >:D







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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3564 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 19:41:06 »
where's my alpha  >:D


That's a really nice cable!
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3565 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 19:45:33 »
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Dat hhkb

KK Juicy Kill-walla looks so damn great with everything there. Totes wanted that cap.

where's my alpha  >:D
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I'm super drawn into that first pic with the blacks and red stickers. Looks so clean.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3566 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:46:56 »
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Woah, Juicy Kill Walla looks dope!

Pushing my luck going only for juicy didn't work out to well unfotunately xD

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3567 on: Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:58:33 »
where's my alpha  >:D
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Damn, stickers look really nice under black switch tops...
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3568 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 02:04:43 »
where's my alpha  >:D
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That makes me want to use switch sticker!

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3569 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 02:37:13 »
where's my alpha  >:D

lovely keyboard and setting :)

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3571 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 03:26:43 »
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That looks gorgeous, where did you find this beauty?

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3572 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 03:43:37 »
People in the 1980s, in general, were clearly just better than we are now in every measurable way.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3573 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 04:15:36 »
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Oh, another one from Jaff!

These are those odd little NTCs from Greece that chzel ran a mini group buy for.  Really cool! I love how compact they are.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3575 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 11:10:07 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3576 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:01:58 »
realized how much time i was wasting taking a bunch of pictures from the same angle just so i could sort through them all to find the "least blurry" picture (shaky hands) and decided to buy a tripod for my camera... which led me to buying a cheapie lightbox setup.



now begins the process of learning how to properly use my phone camera, lighting, color correction, and all the other **** that goes into taking pictures :P

i will say the tripod alone was worth the cost of everything- the satisfaction from taking the first picture knowing the shot was much more stable.... so. damn. good.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3577 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:25:28 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3578 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:28:21 »
What are the white ones? Whites? Clears?

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3579 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:29:33 »
Ready for harvesting!

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what is the pcb with browns?

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« Reply #3580 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:33:21 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3582 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:55:27 »
Here's my planck in the dark. Shot handheld with the monitors being the only source of light. ISO is super high so excuse the grain.



               
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3583 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:57:01 »
Is the Death Star a mouse pad or is the whole surface a pad?

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3584 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 13:10:35 »
Is the Death Star a mouse pad or is the whole surface a pad?

Looks like just a mousepad since you can sorta see the foam on the sides. Seems like it would be a pretty small pad though.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3585 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 13:11:48 »
Slightly better shot of the hirose oranges. Hard to get a picture of them without looking like you cranked up the contrast


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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3586 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 13:14:00 »
Slightly better shot of the hirose oranges. Hard to get a picture of them without looking like you cranked up the contrast

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You only had a short supply of them that you used other switches on the rest of the board?

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3587 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 13:15:32 »
Slightly better shot of the hirose oranges. Hard to get a picture of them without looking like you cranked up the contrast

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You only had a short supply of them that you used other switches on the rest of the board?

Yeah, I got them from a Yamaha QX-3 which had less than 60 switches
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3588 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 13:20:57 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3589 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 13:21:57 »
Slightly better shot of the hirose oranges. Hard to get a picture of them without looking like you cranked up the contrast

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How difficult is it to tell the difference between the blacks and the hirose switches?

Not that much difference tbh. Oranges are a bit softer, but the spring weight and everything else is pretty much the same
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3590 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 14:21:29 »
And just one more of the MX lock:


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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3591 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 15:13:03 »
Is the Death Star a mouse pad or is the whole surface a pad?

Looks like just a mousepad since you can sorta see the foam on the sides. Seems like it would be a pretty small pad though.

Just the Death Star part is a pad. Don't need a large pad for the trackball.
               
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3592 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 17:15:32 »
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That looks gorgeous, where did you find this beauty?

It's Ludovician42's, I am repairing it for him :)

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Oh, another one from Jaff!

These are those odd little NTCs from Greece that chzel ran a mini group buy for.  Really cool! I love how compact they are.

It's small and clean, really nice little board. Would be perfect if the keycaps were dyesub instead of pad printed

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Those keycaps  :eek:

Pad printed :eek:

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3593 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 20:25:12 »
Prepping my Zealio board to have it rebuilt so I decided to clean the others as well ^-^

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3594 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 20:28:17 »
People in the 1980s, in general, were clearly just better than we are now in every measurable way.

The dumber the reason the more it must be done

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3595 on: Sun, 21 February 2016, 20:31:03 »
Prepping my Zealio board to have it rebuilt so I decided to clean the others as well ^-^

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3596 on: Mon, 22 February 2016, 16:27:05 »
Some quick pics of CF-LX using the old, ugly, fat screws


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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #3597 on: Mon, 22 February 2016, 17:52:21 »
Some quick pics of CF-LX using the old, ugly, fat screws

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Who cares about the screws... that thing is hot!

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« Reply #3599 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 01:54:14 »
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