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New camera - SONY RX100 - thoughts on pics?

Postby lilscoots » Sun May 10, 2015 12:25 am

Got a Sony RX100 for my wife, and decided to try it out on the fish tank. Here are a few shots.

Young Copadichromis borleyi "croc rock" beginning to color up
Protomelas spilonotus "mara rock" - (true mara rock) - slowly working on coloring up
Protomelas spilonotus "mara rock" - female
Placidochromis phenochilus "tanzania"
Aulonocara baenschi (and others)

If anyone has this camera and can give me some pointers on what settings I should be using to get better pics, that'd be great.
All male tanks are a pain. I miss all the color, but I don't miss the hassle.
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Re: New camera - SONY RX100 - thoughts on pics?

Postby GTZ » Sun May 10, 2015 12:06 pm

Nice pics. Typical settings without flash are wide open aperture and a somewhat slow shutter speed, around 1/80-1/100. A higher ISO will help low light shots but at the cost of noise (graininess).
With the onboard flash, you'll need to shoot somewhat off center to reduce flash bounce from the glass. Shutter speed can be increased and aperture can be smaller (higher number) to keep more of the fish in focus . You can also lower the ISO for less noise.
If your camera has the option, choose continuous focus and attempt to focus on the eye or the closest focal point to the camera.
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