Just found this place, can you guys answer some Qs?
I have a Sony 717, and have a filter pack by Hoya, that has close up filters, +1, +2, +4. I do mostly Aquarium Photograpy, i.e. taking pics of fish through glass & water. My typical setup is total darkness with a top light strip on the tank that has 4x 65W Daylight power compact bulbs. My typical distance to the glass is about 8 inches, plus whatever the distance from the glass to the fish, which changes as they are swimming constantly.
What would you suggest that would help me focus better on the fish. I have not been able to work out the way these filters work, tried combining them but prety much figured out it does not work. I shoot usually in Manual mode using Macro, with NO flash (really washes out fish colors) and shutter about 1/80, Aperature of 2.0 (shalow DOF, right?), and ISO 100 (forced, otherwise too much noise).
I also can't get past the 717's shutter lag. i curse the freaking camera daily for that.
ANY suggestions on the setup or tech? Thanks in advance.
HERE are some of my recent pics I posted on this forum for critique.