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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    Maybe save up more and get a nikon D50 and a 2nd hand flash and lens?

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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    covering the front of the flash won't cause the flash tube to heat up quickly?
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    covering the front of the flash won't cause the flash tube to heat up quickly?
    I dun think so, if you are not firing multiple bursts thru the flash at high speed, I dun think it will heat up that badly...
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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    but he's shooting at f16-22, flash output will most prob be at the high side?
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by hirowen
    Maybe save up more and get a nikon D50 and a 2nd hand flash and lens?

    that's the way to go, so that you can start spending hours squatting in front of your tank

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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    covering the front of the flash won't cause the flash tube to heat up quickly?

    actually it does, that's why get the canon flash there were several instances of Sigma 500DG users burning their flash heads. They now use 550EX.

    mostly there is a minute or so interval between shots so it is not really a problem. but yes one should watch it when firing a few shots in quick succession.

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    Default Re: Macro shot of moving aquarium fishes, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyprichromis
    To all bro that reply my thread and esp bro hwchoy,
    all your help and suggestions are deeply appreciated. Learning quite a number of stuffs from ur replies. Thanks!

    Really nice macro u have there bro hwchoy, tats the type of macro i longing for.

    Anyway i wanna get another new digi cam, what brand and model of DC u guyz recommend that can handle macro shot? My budget is less den 900... Thanks
    For that budget, maybe a FZ20. Should have some spare to get an external flash. The problem is how to make it work detached from the camera. Those flash with slave function (eg. Emoblitz) may work but you need to pop-up the internal flash, which may cause reflection on the glass, but can be solved by shooting at an angle or cropping.

    Basing my recommendation on your budget, not that I have much success shooting fishes in a glass tank.

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