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Old December 13th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Default The GXR with a 50mm Macro 2.5 in the rain?

Warning, this exercise merely shows what's possible. Don't repeat this without the caveat that you might damage your camera! :)

Well, Ricoh does not make any claims that the camera is waterproof. However, It cannot be that there are gaps for the water to just flow in freely. anyway, that's my theory and I decided to brave the rain and try to photograph some plants, what's in an alley and do it until I was a little wet. So I just wore no jacket so I wouldn't forget the weather by being too distracted, LOL!

My only protective technique was to think the shot first and then spend some 20 seconds shooting watch out for large drops. When that occurred, I wiped the camera ASAP with a paper towel I keep in my pocket and then went on shooting. I did try to have the lens pointing downwards most of the time so the lens did not get wet immediately.

Well, the camera worked fine. About 1 in 5 pictures were incorrectly focused, but that did not interfere with my results. The only limit is my own artistry, LOL!



Asher Kelman: Rain # 1

Available light, f2.8 1/150 sec 400 ISO, exposure bias - 0.7 EV






Asher Kelman: Rain #2

Available light, f2.8 1/110 sec 400 ISO, exposure bias - 0.7 EV






Asher Kelman: Rain # 3

Available light, f2.8 1/200 sec 400 ISO, exposure bias - 0.7 EV

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Old December 13th, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Lots of puddles and wet tarmac. In a brief slowing of the rain:






Asher Kelman: Rain # 7

Available light, f2.8 1/35 sec 400 ISO, exposure bias - 0.7 EV





Asher Kelman: Rain # 8

Available light, f2.8 1/60 sec 400 ISO, exposure bias - 0.7 EV




Asher Kelman: Rain # 9

Available light, f2.8 1/45 sec 400 ISO, exposure bias - 0.7 EV


As usual, no regional editing has been made to find detail in the shadows or any other such changes. This is just out of the camera jpg, batch reduced, minimally locally sharpened in the brightness channel and a slight S curve added.

Again, you are welcome to play with these just for reposting in OPF here to see how you might like to edit them! :)

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