View Full Version : what is a good camera for fish pics?
07-12-2005, 05:32 PM
I would love to take some good pics of, but every time I try I just get blurry images. How do you guys manage such good pics? Do you use a digital camera or a manual focusing 35 mm camera?
07-12-2005, 06:10 PM
I use a digital kidak, and trust me it is alot more practice to get the good pictures. I probably take a few hundred to get the couple I have on gallery now
07-12-2005, 06:10 PM
yeah I meant kodak
07-12-2005, 08:32 PM
what substrate do you have in the tank?
i try to keep larger substrate in my maternity tanks. gives the fry someplace to hide from mama and keeps her from taking them back in.
I have had good success with a Canon G3 and 20D. Check the link on the Welcome sticky at the top for tips
07-16-2005, 01:12 AM
We have a Sony Cobershot. its really good. I recall something about keeping the flash on but turning off the other lights to catch them.
Would a Canon 300D or 350D be any good for aquarium photography?
Just the body kit and the 18-35mm lens?
08-18-2005, 10:23 PM
Yes it would Jeto, I have a digi rebel and it turns out decent pics even with my lack of skill.
With the price difference of the 350 and the 300 here, I'm thinking of getting a 300 plus accessories like flash and another lens.
08-19-2005, 01:33 PM
Another lense is a good investment, I believe a good starter would be a 28-135mm. From what Finz has told me and his pictures I would suggest some off camera slaves if you are looking to get serious with the fish. I Have found success with my 18-55 that came with the camera, my 35-80 and 75-300 for fish pics. I am personally looking into a 100mm zoom macro lense however that can run as much as the camera body itself so it might be out of your budget and honestly overkill. I am guessing when you mention aflash you are meaning one of teh speedlites that attach to the camera. Thesee can be good because they are easy to mute and or deflect to reduce glare.
The most important tips beyond lenses and flashes is flash cards and batteries. I would invest in one extra battery and at least 2 x 512mb flash cards, the higher the speed the better. from my experience atleast 40 speed cf cards. Also invest in a high speed usb card reader, or if you can firewire.
As with any digital always shoot at the highest quality in the rebel's case that is raw and you get 65-75 images per 512mb card. The write speed will help when getting the images off of teh card and onto teh computer. A 12x card takes 12 minutes for 512mb, a 40x takes about 3-4 minutes.
Hope that helps some.
Finz please feel free to correct me if I missed or mistated anything.
Very helpful indeed.
08-21-2005, 10:46 PM
ummm rebel digi vs rebel xt:
the look and feel
xt is 8.4mp vs standard is 6.4
the xt's processor is the newer digic II
Those are the main differences
The digic II processor is worth the extra!
08-22-2005, 09:48 AM
So speaks the resident master, ;)
Finz do you think it is worth upgrading if I had the money? Haven't checked out the body only prices in a while.
Stop posting. aaahhhh. You're torturing me. :twisted: :D :D
10-12-2005, 12:46 AM
iam using the xt with 50mm 1.8 lense i think is a good combination for fish pics.
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