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Old 01/11/2008, 06:14 PM
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What cameras are you guys using?

Hey all!

Just curious as to what cameras you all are using for thine reef. In particular, dSLRs.

I'm thinking about getting a new camera in a bit and was thinking about a D50 or a 20D.

What all are you guys using and how do you like 'em? Any D50 or 20D users out there?

Thanks!

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Old 01/11/2008, 06:49 PM
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I'm using an XTi (400D). I'm happy with it, but still haven't figured it out completely. I can get some really good shots of things other than the tanks, but tank shots take a lot more prep (good lighting, which my house lacks, turning off pumps, tripods, etc.).
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:28 PM
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I have been using my sony handycam HDR-SR5 camcorder lately because of the convenience. I did notice that my pictures have been coming out kind of washed out looking though. Some of my frag swap pictures look crappy. I did use it to take some pictures in my dwarf seahorse tank and they turned out great. I think it is the lighting in the reef that is messing me up. I would love to have a camera that would take nice reef pictures.

Oh, I also have a Sony F707 but it hardly gets used anymore. Too many settings to fool with.
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:31 PM
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Yeah, I'm expecting the learning curve for me is going to be straight up! I'm very new to photography... I started researching and I thought "this stuff is worse than audio!"

Thanks for the feedback!

Oh, and any good links for tank photography? Thats one of my main reasons for wanting a good camera... I'll probably get a macro lens next... and a tripod, of course...

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Old 01/11/2008, 09:46 PM
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Gotcha, Mike. How about sharing those pics of the DSHs?

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Old 01/11/2008, 09:50 PM
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Hopefully I'll have some fry pictures in a few days.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:08 PM
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Very cool!

I may have to buy some fry from ya at a future date.

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Old 01/11/2008, 10:33 PM
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http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...hreadid=928785
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1070735
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1088142

first two are definitely some good reads.
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:17 AM
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Very awesome... thanks Ryan!

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