DON'T Post Pictures with a HPS or LED on! Please ...turn them OFF for pics!

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by lime73, Jan 3, 2012.


    lime73 Weed Modifier

    To all members that are using a HPS or LED lights and posting pics...

    If you want The Best possible advice, from all of Us here at Rollitup, then Please turn them off for pics, or simply take pics Right before lights come on or as soon as they go off.
    This will insure that We get You the most accurate and Best advice possible.

    Hps and LED lights gives really Poor Quality pics, and by doing this, it will insure that we get the Better Quality pics. Especially if you want the most Accurate advice possible then.... Turn them off! It will help Us to better help You!

    Thank You and Happy Growing :peace:

    Samwell Seed Well

    Samwell Seed Well Well-Known Member

    you can always change your fitler to incandescent too . . . . .. . . .members

    but ya take pic in regular light if you are using the pics to identify anything important
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    bkbbudz New Member

    I really love when a pic with HPS is posted with the question "Why are my leaves yellow"! LOL!
    Undercover Cop

    Undercover Cop Active Member

    Ive been understanding that the lines across the screens is caused by magnetic ballasts, but with a digital/electronic ballast this prob has been corrected or is not an issue. correct or no?

    lime73 Weed Modifier

    good question. I personally don't like the lines they put out on pics/video's too...Quality clear pics are always best, when your looking for help with plant problems, and if it does produce the lines then...IMO not good pics...always can be better. Clear Quality pics will help us to give the best advise for ones garden.

    do you have a dig/elec. ballast? if so post a pic...and we will be able to see whether they effect quality or not.
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    dumdedum Active Member

    Yes agree pics with lights off and with the camera flash are alot better.
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    cowboylogic Well-Known Member

    Its the difference in hertzs rates between mag and electronic ballasts. Electronic ballasts have a much higher hertz cycle than mag ballasts where the slower cycle rate shows up as lines. The lines created by an electronic ballast move or occur too fast to be captured by average camera shutter speeds......
    Undercover Cop

    Undercover Cop Active Member

    2011-11-22 23.24.35.jpg <-- 400w cheap magnetic ballast (w/ an aluminum Turkey pan reflector!)
    2011-12-17 22.55.44.jpg <-- same ballast & bulb w/cool tube w 432w of side lighting, still shows the lines.
    both taken with samsung galaxy S 8mp phone/camera

    DSC02091.jpg DSC02093.jpg <-- same light setup but taken w/ a sony cybershot 10mp w flash on



    SmeLLyTreeZ Well-Known Member

    Yea my digital doesn't give me the lines like my electronic did. I wondered why :)
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    cowboylogic Well-Known Member

    That Cybershot w/flash sure makes the different color temps of your fluorescent tubes look cool...

    lime73 Weed Modifier

    perfect example :clap:

    Thanks for sharing your pics for us to see the difference...and there is a noticeable difference, I can SEE her now and she is a Beauty!:weed: Good Job.
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    northernmights Member

    Here's the difference between flash and no flash ... although a picture taken with flash does not represent how the plant really looks, it does show off the trichomes nicely as though they were sprinkled with sugar ... mmm !


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    del66666 Well-Known Member

    all 12-12 from seed........grown in coco.............lights off lol

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    Thedillestpickle Well-Known Member

    Del66666 those plants look like they are made of nug, are there any trade secrets to doing a plant 12/12 from seed? seems like you are getting more nug on those plants than alot of people who are vegging for weeks. Im guessing youve narrowed down strains that produce well with the 12/12 from seed, mind sharing?

    My camera takes excellent pictures with lights on, but Im using a MH right now, hopefully it still works with the HPS. my cellphone will only take pictures with lines however, so it does depend on your camera.
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    montanachadly Active Member

    You know you can take a pair of sunglasses and put them infront of the lense of your camera and it takes the lines out of the pictures and filters out the different rays. I got that good bit of info from the guy at the local hydroshop
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    lime73 Weed Modifier

    and does it effect the quality of pics? can you still see, clear, close up pics with this technique?

    lime73 Weed Modifier

    :leaf:these lights definitely do not show good quality pics, even though they are interesting to see them under this colored light, not good quality for pics, especially if you're asking for advise on, if my plants look healthy. :leaf: please turn them off for pics, just use a normal light bulb for pics :bigjoint:

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    nick17gar Well-Known Member

    yea i agree this is important. turn off the crazy lighting, especially if you use LEDs with 32 different colors, and your room is a neon purple or some crazy color, it doesnt help. get a regular bulb, take the pic, then go back to your crazy light set up
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    OBMF Member

    magnetic ballast are not as effective in creating the plasma necessary for the bulb and therefore the light flickers fast (so fast it hard to detect with the human eye), creating the lines found in cameras. Digital ballast don't have this problem.

    Dutchgrower Active Member

    take sunglasses.... lol...greets from holland!!
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