What camera do you use?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Linxie, Dec 3, 2015.

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Which camera do you use?

  1. Cellphone / Tablet

    65.1%
  2. Point and Shoot

    9.3%
  3. DSLR

    55.8%
  4. I don't take photos of my fish/tanks

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  1. Linxie

    Linxie

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    Hi everyone,
    I'd like to get an idea of the types of camera's used to photograph your fish and tanks.
     
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  3. Reedfish

    Reedfish Moderator

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    I usually take photos with my phone. It's easier to upload to the Forum.

    But sometimes I get my DSLR our and take some better quality photos.
     
  4. Broder

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    Same as Reedfish. iPhone... And some with a Nikon D7000 with a 105mm f2.8 or 16-85mm zoom.
     
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    Linxie

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    Thanks for the replies so far... @Broder, won't you please vote in the poll? I'd like to use the results of the poll to determine something :amuse:
     
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  6. JV1

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    Canon D600.
     
  7. Chris_H

    Chris_H Discus for Life

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    I have a Canon 600D with 60mm Macro lens for close ups and an 18-200mm IS for wider or longer shots (I use the 60mm more for fish photography)
     
  8. DerikPelser

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    Nikon D700
     
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    Linxie

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    Nice :) Keeps those poll entries and posts coming :cool:
     
  11. DerikPelser

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    @Linxie - I did not know you a mod...
     
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    Linxie

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    Was only announced last night I think :)
     
  13. lennard

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    I am using a Nikon D3000 - it is a lot of hazzle to take pics, edit them and then upload!

    (I have never owned a cellphone, but thinking of getting one to take pics and for its internet capabilities.)
     
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    Linxie

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    I find that part to be just as enjoyable :blushing:
     
  15. hencoloots

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    I use a cannon 450D or my phone depending on how much time i have to wait for the photos to upload. It take very long for the camera pics to be uploaded
     
  16. morris

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    Canon 550d with 15-85mm lens
     
  17. azurekoi

    azurekoi Loaches & Gobies

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    Fuji Finepix S8400W.... CMOS processor sure helps :D...as does being able to take macro shots from like 3m away on tripod....
     
  18. butcherman

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    I use a cannon 1100D with a 55mm-250mm lens, and a tripod, the editing is only if you cant get the white balance right or you want to accent certain colors especially if you have a marine tank. what i find also helps is having strong lights on the tank.
     
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    Linxie

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    Speaking of, do you have any tips for marine photography? Was messing around last night trying to take photo's with the blue lights only, to try and capture the stunning colours produced, but everthing looks dull on camera. I can't get it anywhere near the colours I see.
     
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    Tip for the DSLR guys.

    Set your ISO to around 600 - 800 and fStop at 5.6, lower if you can.
    Will be a bit grainy but does increase the shutter speed. Need your shutter speed around 128th of a second.

    And you get good bright pictures.

    I also tend to lower my ISO a bit and increase the exposure between 0.3 and 0.7,
    I then also manually set my shutter speed to 128

    Regards
     
  21. butcherman

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    For marine pictures. The royal blues leds and actinic(spelling) lighting are always difficult to capture on a slr due to white balance issues . Some times the cell pics actually look better under these lights

    What I do is put the lights on fully. Including whites and snap away.
    I use iso100 and shutter speed above 60ish. Also turn off tank pumps. For fish you'll need higher shutter speeds and a tripod is also a must.
     

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