What kind of Camera do you use?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by mClarkDriver, Dec 15, 2009.

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  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Most of the problems with tank shots can be solved by putting your camera on a tripod. Then you can fix with settings without the worry of low shutter speeds causing blur. Start with your ISO (if your camera can change it) set as low as possible. Try a shot and see what happens. If you don't like the exposure adjust it accordingly. If when shooting at low ISO the picture comes out blurry due to animals in the tank moving, up the ISO a stop and try again. Repeat this process until you find the settings that work best for you.
     
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  3. map95003

    map95003 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I've tried many point 'n shoot cameras in the past, sony, Kodak, FijiFilm...I didn't like any of them so I bit the bullet and got a Nikon D80...great aquarium shots. Most of the DSLRs will give you good pics, however unless you know what you're doing you have to take lots of shots with different settings before you get a few good ones. I might take like 20 shots before I get one I like.
     
  4. ZachB

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    True that. Nothing compares to a good DSLR. Lots of settings to learn though :eek:
     
  5. DavidTurner

    DavidTurner Feather Duster

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    I have noticed that all the Canon Powershots I have tried pretty much blow when it comes to great aquarium photos. I suspect most pocket sized cameras are not going to do the aquarium any justice and have been really considering getting a newer digital SLR with a great lense as a result.
     
  6. Calli79

    Calli79 Astrea Snail

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    My Nikon D700 will be here on the 18th! So tired of using my Sony Cybershot DSC-W30.
     
  7. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    I use the Sony A350 SLR. I get decent shots but I really want to get a 100mm macro lens, it's just an awesome lens for close up aquarium shots.
     
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  9. Beaun

    Beaun Fire Shrimp

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    I just got a Panasonic FZ35, it takes very nice close up shots, very please with it so far.
     
  10. GreyGhost

    GreyGhost Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I use a Canon EOS IX with a Sigma 28mm 80mm Aspherical with a nice Macro on the lense. The downside is it is an older 24mm APS film camera, so all the film goes into wildlife photography. If you have about 500.00 to blow on a camera for tank shot's I would recommend the Canon Digital EOS Rebel. But that's a lot of cash for a casual photographer.
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some of my best pictures were taken with a Nikon CoolPix point and shoot camera. That being said, I now use a Canon Rebel DSLR.
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I shoot with a Canon 50D but to be honest I haven't taken any tank shots with it. My Tank isn't inspiring me lately