camera settings?

MIREEFER

New member
OK i took some photos today and just cant seem to get a good one .here are some of them and the setting to
any help would be great. im also incuding a link to the camera i have

sun coral
2007_0427elk0008.jpg

File size: 83558 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 13:08:34
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 02:11:09
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 6.3mm (35mm equivalent: 40mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.020 s (1/50)
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO equiv.: 400
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: program (auto)

aveopora (daisy coral) the easyer one to keep
2007_0427elk0009.jpg

File size: 80386 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 13:07:33
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 02:11:20
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 6.3mm (35mm equivalent: 40mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.013 s (1/80)
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO equiv.: 200
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: program (auto)


fether duster (one of three)
2007_0427elk0037.jpg

File size: 81256 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 13:06:30
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 02:28:43
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 6.3mm (35mm equivalent: 40mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.017 s (1/58)
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO equiv.: 800
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

camera linky
www.dcresource.com/news/newsitem.php?id=3486 - 20k -
 

gregr

New member
What they said :p
If it were me, for the corals that don't move I'd use a tripod, the lowest iso the camera has, aperture of 5 looks fine, and perhaps a tiny bit of negative exposure compensation (maybe 2/3 stop), two second self-timer too. I'd also shoot at the largest file size and best quality setting to get the most out of the camera and then resize it on the computer. It looks like you were shooting squarely into the tank but just in case you were at an angle- don't be :p
The alveopora shot looks excellent as is, though the nearly pure black background is slightly unnatural, but I know most people like that look.
The feather duster is the toughest because you need a ton of depth of field to get the whole thing in focus but you still need a fairly fast shutter speed to freeze the movement. I'd use a flash myself, but if you don't want to you can try turning off all the pumps so there's no movement, and increasing your fstop to the smallest aperture the camera has (probably f8). That one looks like it could use a little more negative exposure compensation too- maybe another 2/3 of a stop or more even.
 

MBasile

New member
i just bought the fuji s-700 yesterday and im still playing with it too. does anyone now how i could get some really nice real close up pictures? i cant seem to figure out how to manually focus when zoomed in.
 

MIREEFER

New member
thanks gregr for the info ill try it and let you know how it works



"i cant seem to figure out how to manually focus when zoomed in."
i to would like to know how to do that .
 

MIREEFER

New member
are these any better:D

sun coral
2007_0427elk0049.jpg

File size: 164517 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 18:09:28
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 07:39:43
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 6.3mm (35mm equivalent: 40mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.059 s (1/17)
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO equiv.: 64
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

feather duster
2007_0427elk0054.jpg

File size: 185551 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 18:06:49
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 07:43:02
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 11.7mm (35mm equivalent: 74mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.133 s (1/7)
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO equiv.: 64
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

mushroom
2007_0427elk0057-1.jpg

File size: 193266 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 18:05:45
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 07:44:37
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 8.1mm (35mm equivalent: 51mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.333 s (1/3)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv.: 64
Exposure bias: -1.33
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

alvepora (daisy coral)
2007_0427elk0042.jpg

File size: 177894 bytes
File date: 2007:04:26 18:10:26
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix S5700 S700
Date/Time: 2007:04:27 07:35:22
Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash used: No
Focal length: 8.5mm (35mm equivalent: 54mm)
CCD width: 5.71mm
Exposure time: 0.071 s (1/14)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv.: 64
Exposure bias: -1.00
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)
 
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