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If you play the video at 30 frames/s, taking one picture/second is a 30x speedup. If your boat sails at 3mph, the time lapse at one picture/second will be a simulated 90mph. How much of a road can you see driving a car at that speed? Taking the problem by the other end, figure out your "cruise" speed when in a car, divide by the boat speed. This is your "...


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Except in low light at end/beginning of day it's not too demanding. Lens sounds good. Most whales are bigger than most birds (you'd hope) so 250mm is big enough as long as regulations and whale availability allow close approach. Whales move slower than birds so for most purposes the setup is not too critical and you can use smaller aperture to get good ...


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First things first: photography is a pay-to-play game. The idea is to maximize your return by stretching your dollars over as many images as you can. Typically, this means that we save up and buy the best glass we can and then use it for as long as possible. During the course of day-to-day shooting, this makes sense. However, for once-in-a-lifetime ...


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Funny enough, I did just that last February with a K5... Use TAv mode and set a high shutter speed with a good aperture (at least f/8) for depth of field, let the camera pick ISO. Then put the camera in high speed mode and go for the rapid sequential shots. Don't chimp, you might miss a shot, like I did with a whale breach that was maybe 30 feet behind our ...


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