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Old May 6, 2005, 1:53 AM   #1
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not exactly a cool shot. it took me quite some time before i get something clearer than all the blur, they swim real fast. :?

i have a question, if i'm using the shutter priorty mode on fz5, the aperture settings will auto set right?

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Old May 6, 2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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Aquarium shots are tough. Reflection from the glass and fish swimming very quickly or getting spooked by pre-flash or simply choosing the "wrong" moment to change directionand dart away, can drive you nuts!
I have a 55 gallon tank and with my FZ20 I found that an external flash is the way to go.
Place the flash, or in my case two flashes (Vivitar and Sunpak)facing the side of the aguarium.The Vivitar is wired to a hot shoe adaptor and the Sunpak is on a slave. Take the picture from the front and it's fine. My aquarium is planted so Ihave toshoot close to the flash side as the plants block a lot of light.
The dual flashes allow F8 at about 1/60th @ ASA 80for good depth of field and no noise.
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