Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 3, 2011, 10:48 PM   #11
Senior Member
mtngal's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,174

On-camera flash will give you worse results - the flash travels such a short distance, the camera exposes for just that area and all beyond the flash will be underexposed/dark. While a powerful shoe mounted flash might help, I'm thinking that most won't give you enough help if you are sitting in the stands, unless you are in the splash zone. Bob's advice is very good, don't limit yourself to ISO400 - the Kx is capable of very good shots at higher ISOs than that. Since I think f5.6 is as wide open at 300mm for that lens, and the lens is somewhat soft until stopped down to about f8, you'll definitely need more than ISO 400 for the night show. The second one is nice timing, a good shot.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2011, 11:34 PM   #12
Senior Member
peterbj7's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Belize & UK
Posts: 463

I'd set the focus to manual and for the expected distance, set the highest ISO the camera can handle, make sure the f# used will give you adequate DoF, and then don't pan but simply use the camera static. A creature jumping out of the water will be stationary when it's at its maximum height, so that's when you want to take the picture.
Canon 5D & 7D (both gripped), 24-105L, 100-400L, EF-S 15-85, 50 f1.8, Tamron 28-75, Sigma 12-24, G10, A1+10 FD lenses, tripods, lights etc
peterbj7 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:59 PM.