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Old 11-05-2010, 02:22 PM   #211
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #212
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In camp of Brazil. I was going to Chile.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #213
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #214
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:20 PM   #215
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Question....

How do you guys get your images so clear? Are you using a really high f/stop?

I just started taking some night shots, and while i did get a few that were pretty cool, none were really clear like the ones seen here (i was using my girlfriends camera though and didnt realize her macro lens was on so could that be the issue?) I like using manual focus but its hard to see through the view finder or screen at night, and if you try auto it just seems to sit there and try focusing constantly.

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Old 11-05-2010, 05:34 PM   #216
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Question....

How do you guys get your images so clear? Are you using a really high f/stop?

I just started taking some night shots, and while i did get a few that were pretty cool, none were really clear like the ones seen here (i was using my girlfriends camera though and didnt realize her macro lens was on so could that be the issue?) I like using manual focus but its hard to see through the view finder or screen at night, and if you try auto it just seems to sit there and try focusing constantly.

Any tips would really be appreciated!

Thanks,
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Jason, Focus is important and a little more difficult to get right at night. Try using a lower iso setting as noise gets bad with most cameras at higher settings. Night photography is one area where size and quality of the sensor makes a big difference. Getting decent shots in low light is not usually easy with point-n-shoot cameras and automatic settings. Keep practicing.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:04 PM   #217
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Jason, Focus is important and a little more difficult to get right at night. Try using a lower iso setting as noise gets bad with most cameras at higher settings. Night photography is one area where size and quality of the sensor makes a big difference. Getting decent shots in low light is not usually easy with point-n-shoot cameras and automatic settings. Keep practicing.
Its not point and shoot, its a Sony a350 haha

I just checked the ISO and it was set to 3200 - i didnt even know it could go that high! I took photography in school (film) and we only shot with TMAX400. Do you think 400 speed would work well at night? The ISO, is the 'film' speed, right? I'd go try it out myself right now but im stuck at work haha
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:15 PM   #218
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yeah ISO is film speed go with the lowest you can... lower =longer shutter speed. For focus issues I bring a flashlight and light up the target. I then either manual focus (cause my wife dropped the camera and screwed up the lens) or let it auto focus and then turn it to manual so it doesnt change. then turn off the flashlight and shoot the picture
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #219
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yeah ISO is film speed go with the lowest you can... lower =longer shutter speed. For focus issues I bring a flashlight and light up the target. I then either manual focus (cause my wife dropped the camera and screwed up the lens) or let it auto focus and then turn it to manual so it doesnt change. then turn off the flashlight and shoot the picture
Thanks for the advice. The only problem is that the camera only goes up to 30" and then of course there is bulb, but i dont believe there is a way to set it for a specific amount of time passed 30" if i want to get the rotation of the stars in the picture. I think 30" will be PLENTY though. Like i said though, i did get a few good ones already, just a tad blurry. im headed up into the mountains after work tonight to try and get some good pics of the stars. I will have to post some of my shots up then. I tried already but i guess work blocks me from uploading pics
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:14 PM   #220
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My canon is the same you need an external timer to go over 30 seconds...

RE iso... you may get some shots that do 15 sec at 1000 but will do 28 at 400iso(numbers are for example purpose only)
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:19 PM   #221
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Those numbers are actually really helpful because i was wondering how much the shutter speed would change compared to the amount you change your ISO.

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Old 11-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #222
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Those numbers are actually really helpful because i was wondering how much the shutter speed would change compared to the amount you change your ISO.

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I was just making numbers up. I have no idea how much they would change

http://acg2.fullcoll.edu/FACULTY/MAH.../Exposure.html
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:42 PM   #223
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I was just making numbers up. I have no idea how much they would change

http://acg2.fullcoll.edu/FACULTY/MAH.../Exposure.html
Oh ok lol well hey, thanks for the link. I'm just about out of work though, gettin ready to head up to the mountains! im pretty excited to see what i can do.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:52 PM   #224
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The one tip I can give you is experiment. Take a few pictures of the same thing just change the settings and see what the difference is .A notebook would help but Ive never been organized enough to do that...
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:53 PM   #225
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Image settings are all stored in EXIF....

I'll screw around with the settings, take a bunch of pics... then see what pics came out good at home on a big display. Hard to tell good pics from bad pics on the little LCD on the camera.
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