View Full Version : Tabletop Photography with HPX500 & HVX200

Hunter Hampton
01-18-2008, 11:48 AM
I got the P+S technik skater bug last year and ended up building a DIY version with a heavyduty ballhead (it supports a full size camera). I had the chance to use it on a few projects last year. This genre is turning out to be one of my favorites.

Shot with a mix of HPX500 and HVX200. Tell me what you think.


I am slowly learning how to properly shoot and light for tabletop. I am hoping to improve in this area in 2008. If you haven't made a mini-skater yet, you should!

= )

Tom Plapper
01-18-2008, 12:22 PM
Fun stuff to look at. The HPX clips really stands out. Would love to see a pic of the DIY skater.

Hunter Hampton
01-18-2008, 12:52 PM
I will try to take a pic next time I use it.

01-18-2008, 02:05 PM
its beautiful nice dp-ing

Noel Evans
01-19-2008, 05:50 AM
flows together nicely. Waiting to have a crack at that letus relay.

And I agree with Tom, the HPX clips stand out.

Hunter Hampton
01-19-2008, 10:53 AM
Which ones do you guys think are the hpx clips? See if you can get it right. = )

01-19-2008, 11:40 AM
it looks like all the beginning shots, wine food coffee are HPX and from the statues and table it's hvx, although I find it a close call. I disagree that the HPX stands out clearly.its small and compressed clip.
lets see how close the cameras are.

Hunter Hampton
01-19-2008, 03:52 PM
All of the clips were from the hvx200, except: The coffee beans falling, The hair products, and the statues at the end. When your doing tabletop with smaller objects, its easy to get good focus fall off, even with 1/3" cameras.

Noel Evans
01-20-2008, 12:27 AM
I already knew the statues were on account of the letus clip. All the others I thought were from HVX. Coffee beans shot is mixed in with all the other and its a limited shot so no way to tell at this size.

01-21-2008, 05:40 AM
since you told us that most of the shots were HVX, do you know the settings you shot in, because I find the shots very clean for the hvx, that's were I thought it was mostly shot on HPX

Hunter Hampton
02-10-2008, 08:08 PM
Sure, On the HVX I had the detail on +2 with the master ped @ -2. The reason they look "clean" is from light. I used a lot of light for tabletop with the hvx. I had the ND on full-blast for most of those shots.

The Hvx just needs a little more fill lights.

02-11-2008, 07:05 AM
thanks youre right, a lot of light and you have clean shots where HPX 500 does it with a lot less light. I just received my HPX. man I love it, real differance though with HVX. very clean shooting.

Hunter Hampton
02-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Congrats on the purchase, it really is an easier tool to use for production.