Vignette Is As Vignette Does
I was shocked this morning when I decided to take a streetscape photo . I pulled out my trusty Fuji x-10 and set the lens to wide angle. You won't believe the vignetting...see the heading image. I would have taken more to analyse the problem but the bus came along the road and I had to pack the camera away.
Concerned about this, I retested it here in the shop on a grey table top - at f:11 the problem seems to have cleared up. I am a little baffled at this sort of intermittent problem. Might be best to have Ernest strip the entire chassis and hammer on it for a while to correct it...
On a brighter note have a look at what this sort of small camera is capable of in the super-macro mode. The ISO is 2000 to cope with the dull daylight - the white balance is set on Auto. As with most of the super-macro work the problem is always to supply good light at a good angle.
I think it might be a good idea to invest in a Promaster Flexible Arm Macro Light. I'll hook it onto the hot shoe, curve the gooseneck arms, and fire the light in at the tiny subjects from two shallow angles. I'm not sure how long the flat button batteries go for but the LED lights are pretty bright. I assume that Auto white balance will be the go.
Tiny studio - Yay! As soon as Ernest looks at that vignetting problem. Funny - never seems to bother me when I drive to work.
Might be a good idea to get inoculated against Yellow Fever too - or drain the Camera Electronic swamp.