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i have 3 nikon AF lenses from regular SLR, so that is why i'd go D50.
If i went Canon, i'd have to start all over.

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DSLR is the way to go, but buying the camera is cheap compared to the glass to go with it.

I have a Canon 40D with 4 lens: 100 macro, 17-40, 24-105, 100-400. Buying those lenses will sure put a dent in the pocket book. So make sure you start with the brand you will be sticking with for along time. Backtofront is right starting over with a new brand is very costly.

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with SLRs don't forget

when you buy the model and you go to buy your lens (which are more expensive) you can alwasy get different brands, one of my lens for my canon is a sigma, I will admit the lens sticks a small amount but you know, I am no pro and it works great for me and I am happy with it.

As far as between the nikon and the canon, I find the canons have a more user friendly build


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Nothing wrong with Sigma lenses (I have 2) and a lot cheaper. I also use a 90mm Tamron macro lens.

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Sigma has 2 lines of lenses 1 is more of a low end the other is a higher end at a good price. I'd purchase the highe end sigma lenses.

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I have a Sony a200, anyone know what manual setup is best for tanking tank pictures ?

What should the ISO be and all the other settings for making the best pictures, should the light in the tank be shut of or ?


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Hi Blue_Frontosa,

When shooting on manual there is no such thing as a standard setting. There are way to many variables involved, and the number #1 thing is the availability of light. Shooting with a high ISO setting will help stop the action but the picture may become grainy.

Your Shutter Speed, F-Stop and ISO all need to be set in conjunction with one another to process the light correctly and get a quality photo. Most cameras have additional settings that are far less complicated like aperture priority or shutter priority, these will let you control one of the settings and the camera will control the rest for you. You may want to try one of these on your tank before going to full manual.

Good Luck.


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I use manual 90% of the time. For shooting my fish, I have found that it is better to not use flash but put the tank lights on and crank up the ISO - I use ISO 1000, but different cameras produce different results at this setting; some can get noisy. I would like to take pics of my fish in natural daylight as that is when they look the bluest, but its just too dark then. Use the maximum aperture you have - f2.8 or f4.

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I will play a bit with it, and if i get good results ill post em :)


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Bump :wink:

I have an Olympus SP-350 advanced compact (8.1 megapixels). It has a decent lens for close photography. Sharness suffers with distance. The camera has a defect in reading battery strength. Sometimes with a full charge it will show battery empty - I then will switch it to play mode and it will show full batery, then, from there, I will switch it to picture taking mode and many times the battery strength will be recognized and I can shoot pics. I should have rertuned it but didn't so I just deal with it and try to trick it.

I am pleased with the lens with close photography. One day I would like to get a DSLR but for now, I will be content :)


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I have a Canon 40D, with the 28mm-135mm, 50mm 1.4, and have been saving money for sometime now for the 70-200mm 2.8

and I can't complain :)

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Anthony, that 70-200 is a nice lens... very quick, but not cheep.
TR6- that is exactly the reason I went with the Nikon D70...just beforethe 70s came out :-/ That said I have been happy with it. When I bought my film camera years ago, The Canons all had plastic lens mounts on the camera body....not something I liked. I liked the hand grip of the Canon, but the Nikon was just as nice and the lens mount was metal. Just seemed like a better camera. The only reason I went withthe D70 was because I had all my od lenses to fit it, though my flash wouldn't work with it.

Tamron lens are pretty good, I have had good luck with mine...


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one other quick thought on lenses, ALWAYS by a skylight filter for it.... It doesn't affect your picture much, may reduce haze a little, but I have replaced 2 of them that broke. No filter, you have a much more expensive broken lens...


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I have the new Canon EOS 7D, EOS 40D and an Ixus 100.. =)
Lenses are:
100mm 2,8 Macro
17-85 IS
50mm II 1,8
sigma 18-200
Sigma 120-400 IS
Canon 10-22
Sigma 2x extender

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