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Still trying with Tuna

Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:54 pm

This crystal is so domed, I cannot figure out how to get a good shot. Any suggestions?


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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:55 pm

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:56 pm

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:11 pm

Black background and no direct light - only ambient. I like the looks of that case and crystal but aesthetically - I'm annoyed by a crown that's not centered or clears the wrist. Years ago, I picked up an automatic "St. Moritz" whose case looked identical to a Ventura that I always liked rounded case with a rounded mineral crystal that followed the lugs. Same deal with the crown. I still have it but never weqr it.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:15 pm

Very difficult to get a shot of a domed crystal without reflections or distortion. Distortion shows up on all the low angle shots because the crystal is domed so steeply. Straight on hard to not have a reflection of either yourself, the camera, or the light source.
Try taking pictures outside with natural light but not direct overhead light. Also, depending on what type of camera you are using you might try a circular polarizing filter. These are used to reduce reflections when taking pictures of water, etc. A simple substitute would be to hold some type of tinted film in front of the camera lens. Good luck, if you do find something that works well let us know.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:17 pm

Okay, I looked at the pictures again. I like it a lot. Personally, I'd swap out the band for a thick, smooth rubber strap or a rubber rally. Wave straps remind me of the old, late 80s cheap digital "dive" watches.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:19 pm

Okay, I looked at the pictures again. I like it a lot. Personally, I'd swap out the band for a thick, smooth rubber strap or a rubber rally. Wave straps remind me of the old, late 80s cheap digital "dive" watches.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:27 pm

You are out of your cotton-pickin' mind Skills'.....Pleated straps fucking rule. I have them on just about everything I own. Blasphemy right there.

Oh, and thanks for the tips guys.
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Post by koimaster on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:39 pm

turn it on its' side and take the photo. nice watch by the way.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:46 pm

Aqua - to each his own. It's got nice lines either way.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:16 pm

Does'nt matter AH. The Tuna rules.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:57 am

I know the feeling AH. I have yet to capture my Tuna for others to marvel as I see it. As such I only have 2 wrist shots and don't really like either one.

Consider that very often the reflections are a primary characteristic of the watch. Instead of trying to avoid them, embrace and use them to enhance the aesthetics of the shot.

I find shots with some reflections to appear more natural, as real life is not reflection free. The way a watch reflects light is integral to its personality IMO. This may be especially true for the Tuna.





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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:14 am

Nice work, jaw.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:46 am

Aqua Homer wrote:.....Pleated straps fucking rule....
AH picture 1 shows how good they look with a heavy case. The pleat gives rubber straps a look of strength that isn't exhibited by smooth rubber straps.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:04 am

This'll get 'er done:

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:40 am

Send it to me, I'll take some great picture of it.

Please ignore the fact that most, if not all, of my pics are sub-standard.

Oh, I should mention that USPS, UPS or FedEx WILL lose the watch on it's way back to so don't expect to get it back.

I'll shoot you a PM with my address to send it to.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:00 am

No kidding! Makes me want each one of them.

sandoz wrote:Nice work, jaw.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:24 am

Thanks Jaw. I noticed that yesterday when you posted the new DB.
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Post by Watch Noob on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:31 am

Nice pics guys. The Tuna is undoubtedly the most BadAss of the Seiko Diver family. I'd love to have one some day.
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