02-28-2011, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
I almost never use flash since a camera mounted one distorts a lot with the aquarium IMO. But I almost always shoot straight on or at the slightest of angles. If flash is necessary what I do is shoot very close or shoot from around 2 feet back from the glass and zoom way in. Never had a problem, getting a clear pic. Getting a natural looking picture with camera mounted flash is very difficult. Light doesn't naturally strike the fish from the sides. I believe most of my best results are with shutter speeds between 1/15-1/60, wide aperture, 400-800 ISO, and of course no flash. Though a lot comes down to how well the tank is lit and what kinda fish you are taking pics of....
I agree. I just re-read my earlier post and I meant to say 1/60 of a second as well. I also don't care for a flash pic unless absolutely needed. Youdo have to be careful when focusing up against the glass if you have an external focusing system on the lens as you don't want to damage the motors. So be careful of that to the other people reading this. The best advice I can give is to try many different things. Different settings, angles, exposure levels, flash compensation levels, etc. The more you play, the more you learn what your camera can do. Post process can also be a benefit in adjusting contrast and exposure levels. The final outcome is mainly your preference. So keep shooting those pics. Posted via Mobile Device