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    I'd say for a fast fish, you should experiment using your fastest shutter speed like 1/2000, high ISO so you can capture a good amount of light, and probably low F-stop will be needed meaning you'll have to take a close-up shot and it will blur the background. I'm no expert but have been experimenting myself. Good luck.
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    thanks for the idea deonild, however with digital SLR camers, the higher your the ISO you use more "noise" you get in your shot. Also, a 1/2000 shutter speed would require a flash placed on top of the tank to flash downward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    Well, the problem with getting into an ISO of 1600 is you get a lot of noise in the shot. If you are using a flash, there are a few tricks to that as well. First of all, it is best to have the flash remote and pointed down into the tank if possible, however if that is not possible, a good way to diffuse the flash is by pointing the flash upwards (if you have a variable angle flash, not just the pop-up one on the camera) or another thing that doesn't work too bad is to use the "slow-sync" setting for your flash. Best option is to have a remote flash that shoots down and the second best would be diffusing the flash by pointing it up.

    Mith, the key to being able to take shots with no flash at all is to have a well lit tank. My tank has 8x39w T5HO lighting on it. :)
    another thing i do with the flash (nikon D40) is i just ahve the pop up flash. since i usually always take close ups this works. i put my lens so close to the glass thats its litterally touching it (manual focus so i dont have to worry about it trying to set the focus on the glass) and it does 2 things. your flash is reflected off the glass above the lense so the light cant bounce straight into the lense and white the picture out and if your glass has imperfections you cant even see then

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    I use multiple flashes a shutter of 1/180, iso 200. I focus manually. I set the f as high as I can and still get good light. The lighting is the key.

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    Mith, the key to being able to take shots with no flash at all is to have a well lit tank. My tank has 8x39w T5HO lighting on it. :)

    I'm going to have to look into a different flash system....

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