Find for ID

Please post any finds here that you wish help with identification.
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Find for ID

Post by Merneo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:06 pm

Simplex Field mode One notch Off sensitivity
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Cant remember VDI _ need get in habit of recording

Is this anything more than a bit of lead with a nail in it ?

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Re: Find for ID

Post by oldartefact » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:50 pm

think that it may be a stud of some description ... but if the photos could concentrate more on the item than the background, I feel certain that more opinions will follow.
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Re: Find for ID

Post by Pete01 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:07 pm

A couple of people have made comments that the photo's in your posts aren't very clear- I can offer some tips if you don't mind.

The focus is off and theres noise in the image, the object is back lit so the part of the object facing the camera is in shadow!- it looks like you've taken the photo on a worktop/ table in front of a window which isn't letting enough light in!. The low/ soft lighting doesn't provide enough contrast to show any detail either. Due to the low lighting the camera if set on 'auto' could be setting the ISO higher than optimal which will introduce noise in to the image as well!. The shutter speed may well be longer than what is needed to get a sharp image if the shot is taken handheld- which is fine if you've got the camera on a tripod but not if you're shooting handheld!- I'm assuming because the three photo's are taken at different angles that you are shooting handheld!. The f-stop setting will probably not be optimal either due to the low light so the aperture may be too wide giving you less depth of field- you can see the effect of this where the lines on the ruler are getting more blured the further away they are from the focus point!- this wouldn't be an issue if you have the actual object correctly focused though as it's the object you want to show not the ruler- but it shows the effect.

Try to position the object so more light is falling on to the front/ side of the object- you don't want it coming straight on though like from an on camera flash as that would give you flat lighting which would wash out any details also giving you low contrast and reducing visible detail!. Trying to get the light source to hit the object from about a 45 degree angle when using only one light source- whether it's a natural light source such as a window, or an artificial light source is a good place to start and then adjust the position to get the required amount of contrast to define the details of the object. Try to stabilize the camera in some way if you haven't got a tripod and use manual mode on the camera if it's available to optimize the settings as much as you can- ideally you want to be able to introduce enough light so you can keep your apperture smaller, the shutter speed as short as possible, and the ISO as low as possible!. It's not always possible to acheieve all three if you haven't got an artificial light source and you can't adjust the natural light source if it's not strong enough- but you can deal with camrea shake by steadying the camera with a tripod or via some other method. The camera won't know if you're using a tripod though so if it's set in auto even if you steady the camera it will likely still set either the ISO too high, or the aperture too wide/ or both if theres not enough light to expose properly!. If you have manual settings on the camera you can work around all these issues with just steadying the camera as the longer shutter speeds required to reduce ISO and allow a smaller aperture won't mean you then introduce blur from camera shake. If your camera is only auto then you'll have only one option and thats to play with the light source and the position it's coming from so that you can get enough light on the object from the correct angle so the camera's auto settings will be more optimal!. You could try playng aorund with table lamps or even torches but then be careful with the white balance becasue you could end up with unatural colours in your shot!.

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Re: Find for ID

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:03 am

Lead headed studs in furniture (and other things) were used so it could be one of those.

Is the top of it undecorated? It appears to be ::g

P.S. love the new photo scale - good choice ::g
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Re: Find for ID

Post by Merneo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:45 am

Pics taken with a ring light attachment to phone

And I Can See its not being As I hoped

So will Work on set up

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