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    #16
    Originally posted by elconquistador, post: 1834675
    Why are you posting to every thread? Even to part 1 and 2 of this one?
    Yeah, 194 posts in the last three days (to be more Im sure) after years of no posts? Whats the deal? Trying to meet a dealer's Paypal quota?
    "You cant reason with him, it would be like explaining supertramp to a komodo dragon."

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      #17
      great tutorial, thanks: macro mode... self timer, couldn't be easier.

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        #18
        looks great!

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          #19
          thank you
          WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
          Too many watches...not enough time...

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            #20
            Very helpful many thanks for taking the time

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              #21
              nice info

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                #22
                Great tips! Thanx!

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                  #23



                  I love this thread and wish more people would read it! I would just like to add a few things.

                  1) im no pro. Im nowhere as skilled as OP. Im just a guy who love looking at watches.

                  2) you dont need a real camera. Every eatch pix ive ever taken is with a cell phone and ive had good phones and nit so good phones.

                  3) wipe off the lens of the camera phone!

                  4) wipe off the watch with a dry soft cloth!

                  5) light! Light! Light! You need great light! You need to experiment with all kinds of light! No flash! Use every lamp in your house and see how the pics look. Hold the watch right up to the light. Try diffused light, try direct light. Try clear bulbs..Use direct sunlight!

                  6) Hold the camera phone super steady and use the auto focus! Take as many shots as you need to get that really clear perfect shot!

                  7) experiment and play around with your camera settings! Macro means super close up, try it!

                  8) hold the camera steady! And use the autofocus!

                  9) hold the camera steady and use the autofocus!

                  10) see 8 and 9!

                  11) have fun!
                  What I got so far:

                  Super Franken DSSD Blue//Franken 16613 Serti Dial//Genenstein 16613 Bluesy//Super Franken Datejust 16000// Franken Datejust 16233//Super Franken Explorer 2 Polar//Super Franken 16610 LV//TC Yachtmaster// Franken BPSD//Genenstein SMP 300m Ceramic//Franken Breitling Super Avenger//Marlin 127//Franken AP Diver//IWC 5009//RolexAddict 5512//DSN 201a//

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                    #24
                    Check out this pic I took of my latest acquisition. Taken with my iPhone 7 but instead of getting up close, I held it back about 10 inches and then zoomed in. If you hold the phone very steady you can get a great macro shot. And if the light is just right, you can even see a bit of the etched crown at the six. If you zoom in on the image part of it is visible. These new Day-Date Presidents from Marvelous Replicas have corrected the etching to be more like the genuine - not visible with the naked eye, but visible under magnification with the right lighting. Actually I had to hunt for an hour to see it. Great rep and service from them. http://imgur.com/pfca95L

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by domsdaddy123, post: 3320023, member: 110035



                      I love this thread and wish more people would read it! I would just like to add a few things.

                      1) im no pro. Im nowhere as skilled as OP. Im just a guy who love looking at watches.

                      2) you dont need a real camera. Every eatch pix ive ever taken is with a cell phone and ive had good phones and nit so good phones.

                      3) wipe off the lens of the camera phone!

                      4) wipe off the watch with a dry soft cloth!

                      5) light! Light! Light! You need great light! You need to experiment with all kinds of light! No flash! Use every lamp in your house and see how the pics look. Hold the watch right up to the light. Try diffused light, try direct light. Try clear bulbs..Use direct sunlight!

                      6) Hold the camera phone super steady and use the auto focus! Take as many shots as you need to get that really clear perfect shot!

                      7) experiment and play around with your camera settings! Macro means super close up, try it!

                      8) hold the camera steady! And use the autofocus!

                      9) hold the camera steady and use the autofocus!

                      10) see 8 and 9!

                      11) have fun!

                      Great info... The camera in smartphones nowadays is actually better than some point & shoot. In the past, I always had to grab my camera, but now I just carry a decent one wherever I go.

                      We are just living in the future. Look at that bokeh... Great shot

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                        #26
                        Great shot of the sub. How old is it? Looks almost brand new.

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                          Hi friends!
                          after a long time,sathurday with sub TT
                          on the wrist.
                          ciao,
                          g69g
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                            #28
                            After look at the pics from my phone...time to pull out the DSLR...getting serious!

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                              #29
                              Good information. I get the lots of light thing. My problem is getting reflections from it. Never thought about actually using the macro settings. I was wondering how some of these pictures people took look super professional.

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