Futterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 47 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
Amateur suggestion, so read with caution.
You would definately want a great depth of field. To get this, I suggest you shoot in AP mode (Aperture Priority), with a higher setting at something like f8 or so. Although that would yeild a slower shutterspeed, the IS on the 100-400 would probably help a lot with that.
I still have to read up on the focusing systems, so I'll let someone else take it from here.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
He is not far off Phil. What I would try is setting the lens in mode II IS, set it in Av mode starting at f8 (minimum) and bracket your shots up as high as you can go. I would imagine at around f16 or f22 your going to start struggling a little with the shutter speed, IS or not, but as long as the planes are coming straight on, you will probably not notice the speed much.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
All of that info and a lot more is in the Olympus manual. You just put it in Aperature Priority mode, and take successive pictures, changing the aperature to a higher number each time. The problem you will have is the camera does not track moving objects as well as Phil's, so expect some blur.
Futterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 47 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1846 times:
Hah! This thread rocks.
Jeff: Phil's telling me (and will probably tell you, too) that at f8, he's getting shutter speeds around 1 full second. That baffles me right there, as today was a beautiful clear day, plenty of light. However, he could try A-DEP and Landscape modes on for size. (Sounding familiar, Phil? )
Adel: You're in luck. I'm a C740 user as well. The manual modes on the camera are basically a watered down version of what you get on a DSLR. In a nutshell, your best bet is to use the Landscape mode. When fiddling with the aperture on this camera, especially bringing it way down to f8, the shutter speeds will screw you over REAL bad. Email me if you have any more questions.
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4075 posts, RR: 55 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
Ok, I exagerrated with BuckFutt a little.
The other day I took a shot indoors with my Sigma 24-70mm at f8 and it took several seconds for the picture to be taken. I'm not sure exactly what the shutter speed was, but the picture process after one application of the button took several seconds, and the returned image was streaked. I assumed I'd get a similar result outdoors with the L series and so forth. I was on the Tv setting, though.
Futterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 47 Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
Yeah, that makes ALL the difference. Your problem indoors, though, seems to be human error. If you were shooting in Tv, and had a seemingly long shutter speed, it was set that way manually. Unless you mean Av...Aperture Priority.
Tv is shutter, Av is aperture.
It's darker inside than it is outside (in this case, I'm assuming). The amount of light makes all the difference, so f8 with the 100-400 outdoors won't give you a sucky shutter speed. Jeff gave solid proof as well.