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Depth of Field???? DOF

  1. Young Frankenstein

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    I am not a huge fan of "sub compacts" for tank work. That may be a great choice for an around the house camera, easy to take with you on vacation etc. That particular model is not well suited for any ONE particular thing, rather a jack of all trades type.

    That being said, finding a capable point and shoot for tank work is not easy. Admittedly I am out of the loop on current models, however the Canon G series performed wonderfully, as did a few of the higher end Nikon's.
     
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    Thanks posidon
     
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    Always wondered about that aperature setting.
     
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    On the rebel av is the way to go in my opinion. Aperture above 8.0, I use high ISO but that can mean grainy pictures in raw format. At least that's my understanding...
     
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    thats correct. You can lower shutter and lower Iso if you want to keep f stop
     
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    Hi Mike. I am going to buy camera for aquarium photography. Is the Canon 6d with 100mm macro or 50mm macro better option to me. I like your pictures. Very nice! Thanks.
    Mike
     
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    My goby

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    Trying to figure this one out. I've been shooting in "M" mode on my Canon 5ti, but now I'm seeing lots of people use Av. Should I use that instead? Just got a new Tamron 90mm, and I've been playing with it for about 20 minutes...so far I'm getting my tail kicked in by this lens...not figuring it out very well. :cool::confused:
     
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    If you using Manual, set the iso high(1000?) Then choose a shutter speed(1/100?) Set for 2.8. If the exposure is too bright increase shutter, OR Fstop OR iso.

    Av is Aperture priority. Set the aperture and the shutter speed will be chosen for you. I generally choose Aperture priority or manual.(fast)

    The benefit of manual is you can increase the DOF for effect OR the shutter speed for effect(fish and fast things)

    On Iso Id pic the on just below where it gets grainy. Go to manual, leave the lens cap on and increase iso in one stop increments and look at it on the computer.


    Fun stuff bro! Can't wait for the pics!
     
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    Thanks! I'm gonna try the steps you've given here. Hopefully, I can figure it out!
     
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    No sweat. Its an easy one to practice while your sitting around before you get to the tank.
     
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    Def need practice with this
     
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    Thx for sharing, very useful info!
     
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