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#1 MrFish

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Posted 06 August 2002 - 05:22 AM

I am currently trying to decide whether to go digital or SLR underwater.

I have a FujiFinepix 4900Z which is a superb camera giveing me 6x optical zoom but with complete manual overide of exposure, apeture, manual focusing ring and a through the lens digital viewfinder,

However i have heard that digital cameras suffer from slow shutter speeds and so can be difficult to use when trying to photograph fast moving fish. Is this true?

I also have noticed on my camera that the autofocus is less than happy at night unless i provide some illumination of the target. But i would have thought fish would get very pissed off with being put under a spotlight.

Has anyone got experience of using both SLR and good quality digital underwater?
Dave Hopson
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#2 james

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Posted 06 August 2002 - 05:50 AM

It's not slow shutter SPEED that is the problem - it is shutter lag.

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