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So I got my Canon EOS T2i in the mail today, finally. Had some fun with the 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens.. nothing in my condo was safe. :hihi:

As I am learning how to use the camera and how to shoot macro, I molested one of my repainted shadow chrome wheels with the camera. I was very intrigued to see how speckled the paint really was. You can clearly see the black undercoat and the shadow chrome paint splattered across it. Very interesting..

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Buy a flash, will ya? Front-facing flashes are extremely deceiving when it comes to reflective surfaces :hihihi:

So these are the wheels from Prince?
 

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Damn, I wish my wheels are in as great condition as yours :(

Such a nice color...
Heh, well they've never been on the road.. they're basically brand new!

Buy a flash, will ya? Front-facing flashes are extremely deceiving when it comes to reflective surfaces :hihihi:

So these are the wheels from Prince?
Relax, this was my first time using a DSLR. Gimme a break will ya!

Yes these are the wheels from Prince.
 

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They look very good! The tiny bit of orange peel is only evident on the dish. I find the overall quality to be very acceptable.
 

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Who/what is Prince?
 

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Nice pics! Sooo much detail. I take it those white specs are just reflections rather than imperfections? How do the pics compare to looking at them through a magnifying glass?

Hey, I just thought..... Tiago should take some close ups of his new wheels too. We could have a "Shadow-Chrome-Off" Europe vs USA style!
 

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You know, if you back up a little bit and squint your eyes just right, you'll never notice. :)
 

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You know, if you back up a little bit and squint your eyes just right, you'll never notice. :)
:) Just showing how ants see our shadow chrome.

I would like to see some macro photos of the OEM shadow chrome paint job. I wonder how different it would be.

All that matters is when you move back and see it this smooth:
 

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Interesting to see why a repainted wheels looks different, in macro view we have the answer. Thank you for the pics!
 

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"Different" than what?

Interesting to see why a repainted wheels looks different, in macro view we have the answer. Thank you for the pics!
Old, faded, "rashed"...What is your point?

That wheel looks just like my factory new BMW wheels I purchased a few months ago.
Possibly, with that wheel setting next to one of mine, I may be able to discern some
slight, perceptible difference but certainly not from that photo.

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Interesting to see why a repainted wheels looks different, in macro view we have the answer. Thank you for the pics!
Gustav, I think the painting process is the same aftermarket versus factory, the primary difference being that the factory wheels are machine sprayed and the repainted are done by hand.

p.s., did you upload my 1st post pics to the site and attach them? I get the point, i'll stop using imageshack.. :hihi:
 

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I did :2:

Gustav, I think the painting process is the same aftermarket versus factory, the primary difference being that the factory wheels are machine sprayed and the repainted are done by hand.

p.s., did you upload my 1st post pics to the site and attach them? I get the point, i'll stop using imageshack.. :hihi:
 

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Some cropped shots.
 

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The pics I posted were actually taken from the 3.2 MP camera on my Blackberry mobile, which may be the reason the texture appears smoother. The close-ups I took with the mobile didn't turn out well. I don't see speckles on my new wheel, though, on a visual inspection.

I'll post more macro pics from a 5.1 MP Sony Cybershot shortly, once the battery is recharged. It's the best camera I have.
 

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+1, you can't really tell if it's grainy or not until we get a macro pic of the paint!
 
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