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Old 05-19-2005, 11:21 PM   #21
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AS you can see what our camera registers as a blue color in reality was a purple. Now these same effects can be acheived using photoshop but you will loose some image quality as you change the color drastically. If you cannot adjust the camera settings are will be using a photo editing program then I would strongly suggest that you take the pictures in the highest resolution so you can have the most amount of play when editing.
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Great demonstration on using the camera's color balancing features to take photos that replicates more of what the eye sees naturally. I often have problems getting my photos to show colors as they appear in my tank with my old 2.1 olympus. I'm long overdue for a camera upgrade. Keep the tips and tricks coming!
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:04 PM   #23
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Hello, i was wondering if anybody knew if my camera a Fuji A350 5.1 Mega pixel should be good enough to take pictures like the ones on this forum. I seem to not be able to do this i have trouble getting focus and zoom like this through the glass.
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Hello, i was wondering if anybody knew if my camera a Fuji A350 5.1 Mega pixel should be good enough to take pictures like the ones on this forum. I seem to not be able to do this i have trouble getting focus and zoom like this through the glass.
I am unfamiliar with that camera but it is propably much better than my camera. Are you using macro mode on your camera?
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You do not need a great camera to take decent pics.
My camera is an example of that. Reading the camera manual can really help you to get to know the ins and outs of your camera.
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:09 PM   #26
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If you have photoshop then the unsharp mask function is a great tool to help your images appear more crisp.
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No, no macro mode im gonna pull out the manual
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No, no macro mode im gonna pull out the manual
Macro mode is the first step to taking good close up photos of your reef.
Usually it is represented by a flower icon in most cameras.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:17 PM   #29
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No, no macro mode im gonna pull out the manual
Did you get the macro mode working on your camera?
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:47 AM   #30
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Glad to see this thread....

I got a new camera a couple of months ago and I can see that this thread is going to be a great help.

I just picked up a 100mm lens for it and it has made a world of improvement in my pics

Here are a couple of shots I took last night in my 6.6 bookshelf nano....





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Hello Dickie52 and welcome to Frag Outpost!
Amazing photos! What kind of camera are you using?
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Frag,
Thanks for the welcome, I had forgotten that I had registered here, awhile ago. Then I got your email......

I picked up the Canon Rebel XT, a couple of months ago and added a Canon 100mm lens. I am just now getting time to play with it a bit. I am so glad to see the photo thread.

One problem I am having is getting a good looking, in focus, shot of the whole tank. I also have a "28mm-200mm" I have tried both lens and I am still not happy with the results. I will post the last pic of my 6.6 Bookshelf Nano and you can see what I mean......

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The Rebel is a nice camera. Here are some additional photography tips you might find useful.
Nice nano. What are the dimensions? Looks kind of big for a 6.6 nano.
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Nice nano. What are the dimensions? Looks kind of big for a 6.6 nano.

It is 24 inches wide by 8 inches high by 8 inches deep, quite a unique tank. I bought it off a girl over at nano-reef, she had it custom made, it has 1/4" glass. I light it with 130watts of pc lighting.

Thanks for the link to the photo tips.....
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That is a very unique tank indeed!
I like it. It is definitely on my list of the best looking nanos I've seen.
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Now if I could just get a good picture of it....
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Ok lets give this a shot... try setting the lens to 50 mm... with the 1.4x factor it should be aprox equivalent to 70 mm... You could acutally prob put the lens a little higher in zoom (60 mm)... next set the lens on a tripod and back up until you get your entire tank in the viewfinder. Set the lens in manual focus and focus on the the shot. NOW here's the tricky part. The shooting setting. That all depends on your lighting that you have on your tank. With PCs and VHOs you could prob get away with 4.5 f/stop and 1/4 shutter speed. (Will confirm later. I'm not infront of the tank.) You can set this via manual mode or you can leave it in P and it'll set the shutter and f/stop automatically.

Let me know how that comes out.
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Tips from the pro! - Thanks D12
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Tips from the pro! - Thanks D12

If it's Canon you count on me. Live by Canon love their stuff.

But I'm no PRO.

I should be a Canon Rep.
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Hello, i was wondering if anybody knew if my camera a Fuji A350 5.1 Mega pixel should be good enough to take pictures like the ones on this forum. I seem to not be able to do this i have trouble getting focus and zoom like this through the glass.

Let me dig around myself on the settings of this camera.
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