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    Olympus C730

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    Hi

    Anyone knows what the best setting for the above DC for fish taking?

    Thks
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    I don't know about yours,

    but I find that for me:
    flash + fec+1/3 + Tv mode is best, shutter is 1/80 to 1/100, aperture is usually 2.8 for that blur background look/shallow DOF (100mm macro f2.

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    May I know what's the camera model? same?

    I'm Really stupid in camera.
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    I got the C730UZ. Me set the dial to the "man running" icon to freeze the action.
    Corydoras: 2 x adolfoi, 1 x agassizii, 5 x albino aeneus, 3 x arcuatus, 4 x atropersonatus, 3 x axelrodi, 6 x axelrodi variante B, 4 x caudimaculatus, 5 x duplicareus, 8 x goldlines, 3 x kanei, 3 x loretoensis, 6 x melini, 4 x panda, 6 x schwartzi, 3 x similis, 4 x sterbai, 4 x surinamensis, 5 x trilineatus, 4 x tukano & 3 x zygatus

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    On 11/2/2003 12:51:32 PM

    I got the C730UZ. Me set the dial to the "man running" icon to freeze the action.
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    That should be the "sports mode" but still getting blurred image when taking swimming fishes.
    The image taken also too bright.
    Dunno how to solve this.
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    I'm sure there's a manual mode right?

    what are the values you can control in manual mode?

    basically to capture fish:

    fast shutter speed to capture the action.
    aperture: set wide open for blur background/shallow depth of field or small for larger depth of field (f8/f11)

    a smaller aperture requires more light, so you need to increase the ISO sensitivity/flash/Flash exposure compensation.

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    On 11/1/2003 10:59:57 PM

    Hi

    Anyone knows what the best setting for the above DC for fish taking?

    Thks
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    "The one that gives you a clear sharp picture of the fish."



    But seriously, we need more information to help you. The scope of you question is too general.

    Some of the issues that will affect the advice/suggestions given...

    1. The size and type of fishes

    Shooting a neon tetras and an arowana will probably require different settings. One will benefit from Macro mode while the other doesn't really matter. Trying to photograph a Zebra Danio and a Dwarf croaking gourami is also very different although the sizes are about the same. One will require high shutter speed while the other don't.

    2. Size of tank

    If the tank is small, there's a higher chance of you catching the fish at the spot that you've focused on. Shooting a tetra in a 3 ft is definitely more challenging that shooting in a 1 ft. This is where shutter speed and lighting will come into play.

    3. Type of lighting

    The type of available lighting will also determine how you fish pictures will turn out. If you have a low light tank, chances are that you can't bring up the shutter speed. But you have a lot of PL or even an MH, you will find that there are more photographic settings that you can ustilise to capture the image you desire. In addition, you may have access to supplementary lighting such as additional light sets or slave flash which may improve your chances of a good picture.

    4. Type of problem

    Exactly which aspect of the fish picture you wish to improve on. If you could attach a picture, we can help you ID the problem. It would be even better if you can provide the setting that you are currently using, like ASA/ISO settings, shutter speed, aperature etc, etc. Also, certain solution to a better picture is not found on the camera, but doing something else to the subject or the tank.

    Let's see some pictures to help you solve your blurry fish problem.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Will try to post some pics so that more advice can be given.
    Thks.
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