Any help? Learn'n my camera. : )

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  1. lillys Grandad

    lillys Grandad Horrid Stonefish

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    Well I bought this Canon SX10/IS a few years back..great little camera, and fairly easy to shot "just" pictures..I am certain it is capable of much more than I have done with it...so I am wanting to see what its got...I realize my limitations are mainly due to the fixed lens...but if any of you photogs out there can give me some advice..mainly macro..I'd appreciate it.
    I just set it to Super macro (never been there) and took this picture..then I imported it to CorelDrawX3 and cropped it. It looks ok...but I would like to see the quality that some of you are doing..is that possible with this camera?..or could it use a macro adapter?

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    That is a good shot, I don't think I got much better with my SX20IS. If you can move the coral you wish to shoot as close to the front glass as possible. You will get a much tighter shot.
     
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    lillys Grandad Horrid Stonefish

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    that's what I was thinking...this coral was the one...the others were too far away..I'm gonna look into those macro add on's...anyone out there ever used them?
    thanx for the input. : )
     
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    Most of the really close up shots you see would be taken with a macro-lens. Only problem with a macro lens is that the lens has to be less than about 1-3 inches from what you are taking a picture of (depending on the lens; I am thinking a 2:1). I have a Sigma macro for my Canon DSLR, they are really pricey though (I paid $230). I bet you could find a pretty decent one for $100 or so (stay away from Tamron).
    I bet you can get some pretty sweet shots with the SX10 though. If I were you I would focus experimenting with lighting
     
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    lillys Grandad Horrid Stonefish

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    Thanx..valuable input. : )
     
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    Gack! I missed the fixed lens part; my bad.

    How did you light the picture above? I was just thinking of ways to light and wondering how a flash would affect the fish?

    Have you tried playing with the WhiteBalance yet? I have never taken an aquarium shot before but I bet you could tune the whitebalance to at least help tone down the blue and get some more colors showing up.
     
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    I thought you speaking of the macro adapter len's..fixed lens I am...have never messed with white balance..looking at it now..this camera has a bunch more than I ever will know.. geeezz:confused:
     
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