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

Started Jul 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
JeffryZ Senior Member • Posts: 2,382
Re: What's a really good lens to take to an aquarium?

The only aquarium I have visited was fairly dark in the fish exhibits so you will definately want something fast.  How wide depends on how much of the aquarium you want to show or if you want more closeup shots of the fishes. The 35mm may work fine.  Even though it is not as fast you may also try using the lens you have.  Being dark you will probably need to use higher ISOs to avoid motion blurs.

If you do use any flash (generally not recommended) keep it at an angle to the glass so it doesn't bounce off the glass and into your lens causing a hot spot. It will also show any fingerprints on the glass better.  Another suggestion- wear dark clothing and have your camera as close to the glass as possible (unless say trying to show the entire tank) to minimize reflections.  Enjoy the trip and share some pics when you get back!

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