film advise?

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by blumtnsurfer, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. blumtnsurfer

    blumtnsurfer TPF Noob!

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    Hey yall, I just posted this on the nooby forum too. I am fishing a billfish tourney this weekend and will be shooting predominantly with my D50, but wanted to bring along my old Pentax ME for fun as it has a 70-210mm. I want to use it mainly at zoom, meaning that its use would be a marlin hitting the bait, or a wahoo jumping out of the water. Does anyone have any tricks for a clean shot, zoomed that far, with that kind of fast action? Or any cool ideas in general, for that matter on fishing photos?
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    there can't be any advice. just make sure you load it with fast film (as you will be using a tele lens and I assume you don't want motion blur). 400 ISO should be fine on a normal day
     
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    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Use a wide angle and put the camera close to the fish.
     
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    Unless he can walk on water I'm pretty sure he gonna have to shoot from where ever the boat happens to be.

    (Sorry for the Sarcasm)
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ISO 400. Shutter at 1/250 - 1/1000, preferably 1/500. f stop as required.
     

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