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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Question photgraphing nano / pic tanks

What camera & tips could you give (someone / me)?

I've tried taking photos with a digital Pentax (similar to Canon digi-ELF I think). Focus AND lighting seem to never workout together so I get one or the other. To focus, I seem to need to get back quite a bit too and that does not help to capture small fish like mosquito rasbora.

All suggestions / advice appreciated. TIA!!!
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Do you have an alternate setting for your White Balance? If you set it to "Fluorescent, leave the tank lights on, and shoot at an angle, it helps. I have to use my macro setting to get close fish pix...

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Take a look at your manual and see what the minimum/maximum distance is for you to be away from the subject, especially in macro mode. I'm guessing that your minimum distance is greater than what you're at right now and hence the inability for the camera to focus (make sure that you're in macro mode).

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thX

thanks for the replies... I'll check on your suggections.

& wow! Tino, I didn't know someone had actually written on this. It looks like what a thorough article. I guess I've got some reading to do.
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