What's a really good lens to take to an aquarium?

Started Jul 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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R Dunlop
R Dunlop Contributing Member • Posts: 970
Re: What's a really good lens to take to an aquarium?
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I second the statement "as wide as possible" and forget flash unless you can direct it from above into the water. The light will just show up the tiny spots floating in the water like snow. Need to rest the camera on the glass and take a cloth to give it a wipe first. At super wide (8mm - 16mm) you will have lots of DOF, try and use hyperfocal distance settings and leave the camera on manual focus with max aperture. Keep ISO up to improve shutter speed and if you are resting on the glass its better to turn OFF VR.  Same as for a tripod. Have fun.....

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