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    trying to take some nice fishy pix using s95

    current setting: Tv mode, Shutter 1/250, ISO auto but default max at 800

    i feel the focus is not "there", any tips/settings/technique to share?

    thanks in advance

    sample pix, crop & resize
    Last edited by dnsfpl; 29th December 2011 at 11:11 PM.

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    Is there a way to set the AF focusing point for your camera?
    One method i can think of is to set a single center focus point. Aim the point at the eye of your fish if possible and shoot.

    Btw, imho your sample fishy photo look reasonable sharp after crop & resize.

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    lol u settled for s95 after all...tot u wanted to wait for G13~

    Quote Originally Posted by dnsfpl View Post
    trying to take some nice fishy pix using s95

    current setting: Tv mode, Shutter 1/250, ISO auto but default max at 800

    i feel the focus is not "there", any tips/settings/technique to share?

    thanks in advance

    sample pix, crop & resize
    D90 / 18-105mm / Sigma 50mm F1.4 / Nikkor 35-70 MF / Tokina 11-16mm F2.8

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    i never see the display when shooting the fish
    shoot when the fish swims into the "target" area
    hoping to capture the whole fish
    i wish the focus is on its head and not on the tail


    the offer is too good to resist, that is why i grab the s95 haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnsfpl
    trying to take some nice fishy pix using s95

    current setting: Tv mode, Shutter 1/250, ISO auto but default max at 800

    i feel the focus is not "there", any tips/settings/technique to share?

    thanks in advance

    sample pix, crop & resize
    Aquarium lighting is usually not sufficient to take good detail picture of the fishes even with high iso especially consumer camera and that may be the reason for shake. You will need to find ways to lit up the tank from the top and from the sides, flash or other lighting source. I supposed u can google for answer.

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    Need better lighting and seems like the tank is not clean.

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    the front panel has some green spot algae &
    moving particles as im not using any filter wool nor socks

    will move the lights to the front when shooting
    hope the results turn out better

    thanks for the tips

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    That's the problem with a overloaded tank.

    Try taking at night with the room lights off and only having the tank lights. That's how I started in the past without any flash.

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    will try...thanks for sharing

    happy new year

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    oops. Newbie here always use auto-sports setting. I must learn more.
    Thanks for info

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    I think quite hard.... Coz if you're shooting at the long end + bad lighting = big aperture = thin DOF = blur images.
    With a consumer cam, I think your best bet is:
    1) Have so much light such that you can shoot at: f11 + 1/500s (at whichever ISO)
    2) Shoot at the wide end so you will have more DOF.
    3) Take all sharp shots of the tank, then crop as needed.
    4) artificially gaussian blur out the bg if you really die die want bokeh

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    thanks for sharing
    manage to get a sharper pix
    still got a lot to learn

    setting: F/2 , Shutter 1/125, ISO 640, Exposure +2

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    thanks to the tips, i manage to get better shots, by moving the lighting nearer to front


    cheers

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    Looks better now but the white areas looks over exposed. Fishes like this with high contrasting colors is not easy to shoot.

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    any tips to rectify this over exposed issue?

    btw im not using any filter wool nor sock in my tank
    that is why i have a lot of white flowing particles(detritus)

    thanks and cheers
    Last edited by dnsfpl; 21st January 2012 at 02:47 PM.

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    I will set different exposure on my 2-3 flash for such situations. For your case, I think PS is the only way.

    Those particles are due to filtration. Can remove them in PS.

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    i didnt use flash for my shots

    will learn to ps my future pix

    thanks for the tips

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