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Old 02-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #31
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Great stuff, can hardly wait for part 2. My biggest frustration is dealing with reflections in the glass...
The simplest thing you can do is not be perpendicular to the glass when shooting. Find the angle that works. Second thing is to change the position of the flash. Hard to do if using the on board flash. If you can't move the flash then you just need to experiment with different camera angles to the glass until you minimize the reflections. Getting close to the glass also helps especially with a decent macro lens although I've done it with my standard 50mm prime. To really get rid of all reflections put the camera in the tank and shoot. You won't get reflections at all if the camera is underwater. You will however be buying a new camera. Your choice.

OK I hope you see the humor in that. NEVER EVER put your camera in the aquarium!! Unless of course it's designed for it.

Click on the line in yellow above before you try that last piece of advice
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Just saw this has become a sticky, I will make improvements a priority!
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As well it should be a STICKY. Great information and a huge help.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #34
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You won't get reflections at all if the camera is underwater. You will however be buying a new camera. Your choice.
I believe this is the best option

BUT If you still feel you really need to take nice pictures without reflections: you can build a small glass cube to insert small webcam in it and let is sink.

im sure everybody has an old webcam that you do not use
and 4 pcs of small square glass with some silicone requires no budget.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #35
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I believe this is the best option

BUT If you still feel you really need to take nice pictures without reflections: you can build a small glass cube to insert small webcam in it and let is sink.

im sure everybody has an old webcam that you do not use
and 4 pcs of small square glass with some silicone requires no budget.
Unless you know something I don't most (OK All) cubes generally have 8 sides.
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Unless you know something I don't most (OK All) cubes generally have 8 sides.
Make that 6 ;D but honestly this sounds like an interesting idea. The only issue I see is the difficult time someone would have siliconing and closing that last side. Anyone ever tried this and had success?
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Make that 6 ;D but honestly this sounds like an interesting idea. The only issue I see is the difficult time someone would have siliconing and closing that last side. Anyone ever tried this and had success?
No. It is most assuredly 8. And I can prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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No. It is most assuredly 8. And I can prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Did you divide by 0 to get the extra sides?? Strange things happen when you divide by 0...
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Did you divide by 0 to get the extra sides?? Strange things happen when you divide by 0...
No I did not divide by zero.
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I remember reading in one of my earlier threads that you found a retail shop in Riverview. Did you ever get a chance to make it by there? I was wondering where it was and what types of plants they sold.
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Well Reehan since you haven't gotten the riddle. You have the top side and the bottom side. The left and right side. The front side and the back side. That's six sides if you're keeping count. You also have the in side and the out side. Total of 8 sides. I rest my case.
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LOL using semantics to prove ones case.
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now i regret that mistake, i have no idea where my mind was when i type at the time. i never meant to start an argument :P

you got my point anyway that was just an idea and if ever my plants grow i will be the one to try it out and let you guys know
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now for the reflection, you should be able to use a circular polarizing filter. I am sure someone already mentioned that.
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