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rogdigity
09-30-2009, 10:20 PM
im just curious if anyone has any GOOD advice on getting some pictures of a rifle bore? i cant seem to get it

ar15barrels
09-30-2009, 10:21 PM
Locked off camera.
No flash.
Get some light down the bore.

Turbinator
10-01-2009, 6:18 AM
What results do you have so far?

Turby

ocabj
10-01-2009, 6:28 AM
You'll want to try shooting with a small aperture, too, for better depth of field. Use a tripod and either use a remote trigger or shutter on timer so you don't cause the camera to shake when your finger actuates the shutter button.

bandoi
10-01-2009, 12:43 PM
DSLR w/ Micro/Macro lens would be perfect and all the information provided above ^^. Flash can be used but you would have to manipulate it in such a way to not blow out the exposure.

CHS
10-01-2009, 1:08 PM
DSLR w/ Micro/Macro lens would be perfect and all the information provided above ^^. Flash can be used but you would have to manipulate it in such a way to not blow out the exposure.

You probably don't want to use a Macro lens. They will have much less depth of field, even stopped down all the way.

Just use a good midrange lens 50-70mm or so, and follow everyone else's advice.

Clean the bore of any dust/debris, light the bore, put the rifle on a good rest, get the camera on a tripod with a timer or remote/cable, and you'll be good.

ar15barrels
10-01-2009, 1:15 PM
DSLR w/ Micro/Macro lens would be perfect and all the information provided above ^^. Flash can be used but you would have to manipulate it in such a way to not blow out the exposure.

Light the bore, NO FLASH.

CHS
10-01-2009, 1:30 PM
Light the bore, NO FLASH.

You could do it with a flash.

But you would probably want to dial down the power to the lowest setting, and bounce the light off a sheet of white paper into the breech from above.

You'll also probably want to block off the light from hitting the camera with a screen.

But a flashlight will be easier :)

ar15barrels
10-01-2009, 1:34 PM
You could do it with a flash.

Most people don't have the skill or the patience to use bounce cards.

I'll stand by my no-flash recommendation as the flash is too far away from the lens and not properly aligned when you are trying to look down a bore.

rogdigity
10-01-2009, 3:13 PM
dang, you guys are getting pretty deep.

how bout this: whats the best way to photograph a bore with a kodak 713?

im not that advanced

Black_Talon
10-01-2009, 4:05 PM
http://gradientlens.com/access-Digital_Camera.asp