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    Default Taking pictures in Night Safari

    hi all..

    juz a thought..
    been to night safari a few times and used a PnS cam and tried to take pics of the animals there (w/o flash)..
    the result is terrible..

    how do i take a pic of animals in Night Safari then?..

    am tinking of buyin a Sony H9 or Canon S3 IS..
    but dunno whether its able to take pics in darkness or not..

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    try to use very high ISO 1600.

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    means must sacrifice the pic quality as the noise will be high?..

    is tt so?..

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    yeah... no choice.... you have to use high iso since flash not allowed.... even if you bring tripod it's not goin to be any use since shutter speed is goin to be slow and animals are not goin to stand still....

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    technically..

    if the shutter speed is slow and with high ISO..

    the image captured shd not be very dark right ?

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    get the Fuji F31, ISO 3200 noise is way better than ISO 800 of many other cams.
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    know abt tt..

    but i am looking more at a ultrazoom camera..

    suggestions?

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    Get a DSLR? Low noise. And you can get a 300mm if you want to.

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    am still a newbie..

    dunno whether i shd go for a DSLR or not..

    tinking of a prosumer cam b4 advancing to DSLR..

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    Why dont you try taking the otters, crocs, etc instead, its better lit since p&s can only go up to iso 400. Night safari even if ur using dslr at iso 1600, fast lens, u cannot get a decent pic of a buffalo from afar.
    I live just 10mins away from NS.

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    Quote Originally Posted by vengels View Post
    technically..

    if the shutter speed is slow and with high ISO..

    the image captured shd not be very dark right ?
    image captured will be properly exposed....

    somthing else comes to mind... if you've reached the max iso and u need faster shutter speed, u can set EV -1 then adjust brightness, contrast on ur computer... if ur cam is capable of iso 1600 only.... by doing this it's equivalent to a push to iso 3200

    image quality tho leaves much to be desired....

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in Night Safari

    Quote Originally Posted by vengels View Post
    am still a newbie..

    dunno whether i shd go for a DSLR or not..

    tinking of a prosumer cam b4 advancing to DSLR..
    u can try an s3is or the fuji 6500....both pretty decent... but for the price of a brand new prosumer u can a get a 2nd hand dslr already...

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