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    Who says you need an expensive DSLR to take good coral shots.

    So I decided to upgrade my phone since my old one was confused about its station in life. I went with the LG V30 and was playing around with the manual camera mode and these are a a couple shots I managed to get of some new corals I recently added.

    Settings in manual mode are as follows;

    Manual focus - On
    WB set to 7500K
    ISO - 1600
    Fstop - 1/1250

    By cranking the white balance way up, I was able to get the photo color to nearly the same as it appears in the tank it without a gel filter.

    My new Blasto

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    And my new what I believe is a Favia

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    I'm sure if I do some tweaking with the settings I can get even better shots than these. I still want to compare them to what I can get with my D60 but I'm rather impressed with the results so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    So I decided to upgrade my phone since my old one was confused about its station in life. I went with the LG V30 and was playing around with the manual camera mode and these are a a couple shots I managed to get of some new corals I recently added.

    Settings in manual mode are as follows;

    Manual focus - On
    WB set to 7500K
    ISO - 1600
    Fstop - 1/1250

    By cranking the white balance way up, I was able to get the photo color to nearly the same as it appears in the tank it without a gel filter.

    My new Blasto

    Blasto.jpg

    And my new what I believe is a Favia

    20180203_212239.jpg

    I'm sure if I do some tweaking with the settings I can get even better shots than these. I still want to compare them to what I can get with my D60 but I'm rather impressed with the results so far.
    Have the LG V20. All my corals shots and videos are shot on that phone. I agree 100% that in lieu of a DSLR, you can get good enough with phones that have manual controls for camera settings for most purposes in our hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    Have the LG V20. All my corals shots and videos are shot on that phone. I agree 100% that in lieu of a DSLR, you can get good enough with phones that have manual controls for camera settings for most purposes in our hobby.
    I have the Moto z2 play and it does the trick. We have 4 nice DSLR cameras, but I don't see a need to roll all that out most of the time haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by reefling View Post
    I have the Moto z2 play and it does the trick. We have 4 nice DSLR cameras, but I don't see a need to roll all that out most of the time haha

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    4! Sell me one! Who says you need an expensive DSLR to take good coral shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    4! Sell me one! Who says you need an expensive DSLR to take good coral shots.
    I use some for video. 3 angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reefling View Post
    I use some for video. 3 angles.

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    That's way over my head there! I'm still trying to master one angle.


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