Not worth to buy Panasonic LX3 now given its high price and its new series LX4 may come out anytime, although some say it will never happen.
shooting pet shrimps in a fish tank ? I dont think ANY compact (even the EX1, LX3 or G11 etc etc ) will cut it (unless subject is smack agains the wall of your tank)
may I suggest to go for an older generation DSLR and a Tamron 100 macro lens + tripod ..... u get more reach into the farther recesses of even a large 5' x 2' tank than any compact can provide you
I realised after using the camera for awhile that my subject matters, the nocturnal tiny shrimps, are really difficult subject matter for photography.
They are 1-2cm long
They come out after 10pm at night.
They dart into little holes for cover when they detect movement
Anybody have any experience with such subject matters? Currently, I still do not have a macro lense, so I take them with the kit lense, a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
I set the ISO 400, any more and it is rather grainy
The shutter speed is very low to get more light.
What else should I do?
Switch off all the lights in the room and put kiwi on your face so the shrimps can't see you !
<<quickly running away for cover!>>
I assumed you would have the aquarium light on and your room light off. This way you shrimp will not see you.
Use a slightly longer macro as standing too near to the aquarium will see your own reflection. I don't think you can use too slow a shutter speed as the shrimps will move.
btw, what shrimps are you shooting....yamato?
Last edited by ManWearPants; 3rd July 2010 at 02:15 AM.
Another problem.. these shy shrimps don't come near the tank sides and glasses.. sigh..
Last edited by trelch; 3rd July 2010 at 10:43 AM.
I think I will have to start a new thread about shooting these shrimps.
There are also radio triggers in Mass Sales. Cost a bit more but really stealthy.