DAIWA TD BLACK MQ
The Daiwa TD Black has been around since the mid 2000’s. Over the years its had many variations with the latest model being the most technically advanced model to date.
Matt black reels with metallic black components aren’t that simple to photography, realistically you need to over expose the reel at least 20%. Getting the lighting and colour balance correct is the challenge, black isn’t black in the final image as then there wouldn’t be any detail and strobes tend to throw a colour cast on black products. I always rely on an Xrite Colorchecker and a Sekonic L508 light meter to get it right. The biggest drawback to black reels is that they show every possible speck of dust, scratch or finger print, so they need to be pedantically cleaned before shooting. And even then when I’m ready to shoot I will hit them again with an air gun.
|Camera:||Nikon Z7 II|
|Lens:||Nikon PC-E 85mm f2.8 ED with FTZ Adapter|
|Notes:||Trigger: Godox XPro N and Nikon WR-10|
|Lighting||Godox ADD600 PRO with 50cm Beauty Dish, 2 x Good AD 300Pro and Lastolite Tent|