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Junior's Aquatic Photography How-To (The Basics)

Over the last year I have become overwhelmed with the amount photographic opportunities that this hobby provides. I have upgraded my hardware 3...
  1. Ladipyg

    Ladipyg Saltwater Diva

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    Gary, I am going to be at the Rockford Fest...where do I sign up and can I paypal the payment. I am picking my camera up Monday from the factory...luckily for me there is a Canon place in Elk Grove Village...my camera didn't work after dropping and splashing coffee incident but I was able to take it there and they got it fixed in one day. They have offered me an upgrade to either of the following cameras but I don't know anything about them. I can up grade to either a EOS Digital Rebel XT (silver) for $150 or a Power Shot G9 for $125. I would just wonder if my Macro lenses and filters from my Pro1 would fit either of those models. Maybe if I take my filters and attachments to a camera shop I could find out. Either way, I LOVE taking pictures and use my camera daily...I just need some basic info to figure out what I'm doing. I love hummingbirds and dragonflies and besides my reef tank, that's what I take the most pictures of. Does anyone here have either of those camera's or know anything about them. Thank you so much for the info and help....Gary, I need to see a pic of that Acan we traded for "Bugs". who is doing fine and getting VERY fat by the way!!
     

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    The G9 is closest to the PRO1 out of the 2 you listed, but the Rebel XT would be the better choice to me. THe Rebel is a DSLR, so you can upgrade the GLASS and get a real Macro lens, or a REAL Telephoto, or a REAL Wide Angle. You can also get a REAL flash too! (Can you tell that the XT is a REAL camera? LOL!!)

    It would really be a steep learning curve, but once you get it, the Rebel will be a much more versatile camera then the G9 would. However, the G9 would be easier right out of the box.
     
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    Love all the pics:dribble:
    I am lucky enough to know both Jr. & Poseidon.
    and even more lucky to be tutored by Jr. for pic taking.
    Maybe after a few years I can get to their level (OK, well @ least 1/2 LOL).
     
  4. Ladipyg

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    Thanks for the input Poseidon...I guess for the money the Rebel seems the way to go. Since I need to learn anyhow, starting from scratch wouldn't be that much of a step back to tell the truth. I'll call Canon tomorrow and see if they still have the Rebel for exchange.
     
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    gparr Waterbox Keeper R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award

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    Nina, Yes, go with the DSLR. You'll be much happier in the long run.

    It looks like there is space in the 9:00 workshop Sunday. Here's the link:
    http://www.midwestfragfest.com/attendee.html

    If you aren't able to register, i.e., it's past some deadline, let me know and I'll get it worked out so you can attend.

    Gary
     
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    I got in Gary...all paid up. I was looking at the info on the sheet I got from Canon and they show it as the EOS DIGITAL Rebel XT...that's different than a DSLR (showing my lack of knowledge here for sure) isn't it. If it is the one you are thinking of I can pick it up Monday and than bring that one with me to the workshop correct? If it's not I'll probably just stick with with one I already have. Should I bring my lenses too. Thank you so much for the info...I'm glad I got in.
     
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    Ladipyg Saltwater Diva

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    OK..I see that now...I'll find out if I can make the switch Monday...otherwise I'll be sticking with my Pro1. See you Sunday morning.
     
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    Great right up, time to try out some of your tips tomorrow evening
     
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    WHAT IS UR RECONMENDATIONS ON THE SETTINGS OR MODE FOR TAKIN PICTURES IN THE BLUE LEDs? (canon DIGITAL REBEL XTI)
     
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    Linkback..

    (sorry subscribe tab was not showing up for me.)
     
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    This a great resource ,I know I have a lot to learn !
    wow , I just jumped on here.

    people say" reefs are hard " I say no getting a perfect macro shot it is hard "

    red C
     
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    Junior is a personal friend of mine. Everytime I see him take a pic it makes me feel more clueless than I already am :frusty:
     
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    So that means your trained by the Master!!
     
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    I know its a bit old. But still new to the taking photos part of this. Using a fujifilm. Finepix s2700hd. Still was able to work out a few good ones i think. ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263018.744957.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263032.801005.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263048.519584.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263064.848953.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263074.051917.jpg
     
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    Few more. ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263179.036812.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263197.549303.jpg ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1399263216.930591.jpg
     
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    Very informative, I was wondering if there are ways to take fluorescent photos for corals? Is there a filter I need? Thanks.
     
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    Great thread!!!
     
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    One of the many reasons i love this board. Great tips and replies.

    So it seems like a canon 24-70 2.8L is the way to go.

    As a beginner whats the difference between that and my 16-35mm 1:2.8L
     
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    Really great article!!
     
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