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    Default Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Hi All,
    Received an Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom For Christmas gift.
    As I was using those pocket DC, know nothing about this SLR type.
    Please help me with recommended settings for Marco or Super Marco in
    order for me to take some photos of my shrimps in my tank.
    Many thanks in advance !

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    nice present. Congrate!

    For me...I usually used Super Macro if my fishes or shrimp are near to the front glass of my tank. With Super Macro, you can get closer.

    Fishes are generally more difficult..if you moved closer, they would usually swimmed away...hence I switched to Normal Macro or Shutter-priority mode and zoomed in to fill the frame. C-8080 can be slow at focusing if the light are not ideal.. so some times, I would pre-focus on a spot where I knew the fish would swimmed by and be ready to snap.

    I know of some people who use a special setup tank meant for photography.. a small and narrow tank where the fishes are very much confine to the small area.

    Perhaps others here can offer better tips.
    Last edited by harmony; 21st December 2005 at 05:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Hi harmony,
    many thanks for your reply !!
    Maybe you can help by telling me any rough idea settings like ISO,Aperture,shutter speed
    and any others. I will set in one of "MyMode" preset Settings.
    Still trying to figure out even for normal photography.
    Or maybe other experts, pls help !!
    Regards

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Quote Originally Posted by moriento
    Hi harmony,
    many thanks for your reply !!
    Maybe you can help by telling me any rough idea settings like ISO,Aperture,shutter speed
    and any others. I will set in one of "MyMode" preset Settings.
    Still trying to figure out even for normal photography.
    Or maybe other experts, pls help !!
    Regards
    Y dun just use shutter priority with ISO 200. I think shld be fine. and hey since its digital, u can just shoot. Trial and error is a great way to learn too.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Think, this is the only choice.
    Just shoot and learn from the pictures taken.
    Many thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by digitalbuff
    Y dun just use shutter priority with ISO 200. I think shld be fine. and hey since its digital, u can just shoot. Trial and error is a great way to learn too.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Btw... if you are using build-in flash..do note of the light reflection.

    I cannot remember if flash is disabled in Super Macro mode.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    hey moriento, the C8080 is one helluva camera!
    U can start browsing the user guide to get to understand the features.
    U can also get some online user guides here...
    http://olympusdigitalschool.com/
    And SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT!!!

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Fill ur tank with lots of light and lots of experiment.
    Alternatively, get macro king to take for u.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on C-8080Wide Zoom

    Hi hammer_400,
    many thanks for the link, will read thru and pick-up as much as possible.
    thanks to all replies,
    wishing every1 merry x'mas and happy new year.
    enjoy shooting ur photos during these holidays.




    Quote Originally Posted by hammer_400
    hey moriento, the C8080 is one helluva camera!
    U can start browsing the user guide to get to understand the features.
    U can also get some online user guides here...
    http://olympusdigitalschool.com/
    And SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT!!!

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