Digital camera? - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Photography


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2003, 02:27 PM   #16
Hooked4Life
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 23
Default

I purchased an Olympus C-5050z about 2 weeks ago. This is a 5mp didigtal camera. My aquarium shots have not been impressive due to my harsh lighting (10k 65W CF right on top of the glass). I plan to move the light higher. This camera has every bell and whistle that you could imagine. I bought the camera for underwater photography.

Here are some samples:





I know that this isnt an aquarium, but its still a good picture. :P

[/img]
__________________
Will..

20G Long FW Planted Tank : 40W NO.

30G Cube FW Angelfish / Planted Tank : 65W CF, DIY co2

54 Gallon Oceanic Corner Reef Tank :10G Sump, 175W 10k MH, (2)20W Actinics, Berlin Skimmer, Sea Swirl powered by a Rio 2100, DIY Kalkwasser Automatic Topoff.

http://www.scubastruck.com/aquariums
Hooked4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2003, 03:59 PM   #17
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

My Kodak DX4330 takes excellent quality pictures. The clarity and color rendition are as good as I've seen. My problem is focusing. I need to read up on that TTL focus scheme.

I am finding out that the lens is where the quality is at. My aunt has a Sony with a Carl Zeiss lens that takes some of the most AMAZING macro shots imagineable. We're talking zooming in on your fingerprint! Sure, it's $1000 but that is going to be my next eventual step.
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2003, 05:07 AM   #18
vfish2003
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 47
Default

I had a Kadak easyshare cx-2400, but in fell in a basin of water and now i'm in the market for a new one, any suggestions?
vfish2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2003, 02:03 PM   #19
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

The DX4330. Check out some of the photos on my website. All were taken with my Kodak Easyshare DX4330. It's got impressive macro capabilities for the price. Which happnes to be about $250-$300.

Macro Picture (92KB - 900x757)
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2003, 01:38 AM   #20
cousin it
Planted Member
 
cousin it's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 221
Send a message via MSN to cousin it
Default

I took delivery of a Olympus C4000z yesterday I've started playing with it and so far I am amazed at the quality of the pics I'm getting.
previously I was borrowing a friends c3030 so most of the settings are in the same order which has helped.
cousin it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2003, 04:22 PM   #21
Alex
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 84
Default

I have a Canon A70, 3.2mp, lots of manual settings, works very well for a vareity of picture types.

http://adkins.dynip.com/media/malebl...7-apr-2003.jpg

Alex
Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2003, 04:36 PM   #22
KyleT
Planted Tank VIP
 
KyleT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 13,533
Default

I recently acquired a Sony Cybershot DSC-P9 and at only $400 I have been very pleased. I still haven't figured out all of the right settings but I will eventually.

This is probably my all time favorite shot:


To view it full size: http://www.plantedtank.net/images/111802/22.jpg
__________________
Please Send all Support Requests to forumadmin
Bit Of Nothing - Personal Blog
KyleT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2003, 04:44 PM   #23
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

That's a neat shot, Kyle. It's hard to catch the constantly-moving tetras. I've gotten a lot better at those kinds of close ups, but now I'm having a hard time taking whole-tank pics again! I can't get the light quite right.
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2003, 04:49 AM   #24
rumples riot
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
rumples riot's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood South Australia
Posts: 644
Default

Hi there,

I use a Kodak DX 3700. I have the same problem as Gulfcoastaquarian, in that I have trouble with the focus. This is the problem with point and shoot digitals.

Gulf coast maybe we can compare notes on our results. The manual for my camera is pretty limp to say the least.

Rumple.
__________________
Eheim Pimp Club member #3: Scribe to the Eheim Pimp Club

90 gallon, CO2 dupla injection, Dupla substrate heating, Dupla Laterite with iron stone substrate, Aquastarlight future 3 x 150 metal Halides, Eheim 2026 pro2's and heavily planted with Discus
rumples riot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 01:23 PM   #25
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

The best success I have had with focusing is 1) to take a dozen pictures (a few of which, will be perfectly in focus) or 2) for a more sure method, mine has this feature where it will outline (with a small red box) in the viewfinder what it is focusing on. If you see it focusing on something in the foreground or back ground, hit the focus/shutter button again and it will try to find something else to focus on. Of course, for fast-moving fish, they will by now have moved on to the something more interesting than posing for you, but it works great for inanimate or slow-moving objects.
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 01:53 PM   #26
Ghazanfar Ghori
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (56/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 137
Default

For macro shots, you need to switch into manual mode.
Set the shutter for 1/150 or so and the aperture to F 4.0 atleast.
That will 'freeze' the fish and increase the depth of field so that
if the fish is at an angle, the whole thing will still be in focus.
Depending on your light, you may need an external flash.
If you don't have an external flash, and your pictures are coming
out too dark with these settings, try F 3.0 and shutter 1/80 though
that may not work AS well as the other shots.

Compare these pics...
Top one, with autofocus, point&shoot setting, no flash
Bottom one with autofocus, manual settings, F Stop 4.0, 1/150, external flash
Notice that in the bottom picture everything is in focus whereas in
the top one, the eggs/leaf closer to the camera is blurry.





Photos taken with Sony DSC F707
Ghazanfar Ghori is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:03 PM   #27
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

Must save up for camera with manual mode. My f-stop and shutter speed settings are automatic. Argh! Those are great examples, though!
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digital Camera aqaurium_man22 Photography 6 08-31-2004 06:15 PM
Could you tell me what you think about the Canon A70 camera? Jeremy S Photography 7 07-19-2004 05:14 PM
Digital camera.... again ninoboy Photography 22 07-17-2004 08:52 PM
digital camera recommendations mr hyde Photography 21 03-25-2004 04:09 PM
Cheap Digital Camera Urkevitz Photography 6 01-26-2004 08:41 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012