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07-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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K-5 Night/Astro Photography

Decided to try some night photography... I know these arent as well focussed as they could be, but this is my first ever attempt at anything resembling astro. I plan to try more.

All suggestions regarding exposure etc very welcome. At the moment I am restricted to 30 secs because I don't have a remote. Also, should I be turning SR off? I didn't for these.

General info: DA15mm, 30 secs, ISO1600, f/4

Also, apologies if this ought to be in a different section... there are so many options. Just want to learn to drive this thing (K-5). And, please add your own, with exposure and lens info. I'm really keen to learn more.


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great pics! Im sure SR should be turned off. You must be using a tripod unless your a statue.
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great pics! Im sure SR should be turned off. You must be using a tripod unless your a statue.
ROFL! I'd love to be a statue sometimes, but yes, I was using a tripod

Thanks for your kind words, I'm looking to improve.
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SR is turned off only if you set a shutter delay (I'm using 2sec). Anyway, it's always a good idea to avoid vibrations when you shoot from a tripod.

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Does that mean that it turns off automatically when you set the delay?
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Does that mean that it turns off automatically when you set the delay?
YES it is.
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Wow, nice shots. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for posting
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I'd say that's one helluva set of pics for a first try! Nice!

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Thanks sjtryon... here comes the second :0

OK, took the 43 out last night and tried it with the SR off/timer on thing. Longer focal length I'm not sure about but I generally like the results

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Wow !!! They are great shots, well done mate. Might have to have a go myself.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kyteflyer Quote
Thanks sjtryon... here comes the second :0

OK, took the 43 out last night and tried it with the SR off/timer on thing. Longer focal length I'm not sure about but I generally like the results
Wow! That's amazing!
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Also setting a timer release of a couple of seconds will help with movement of the camera as you press the shutter release.
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Also setting a timer release of a couple of seconds will help with movement of the camera as you press the shutter release.
Yep, thats what I did. Didnt have it on, on the first lot the other night.
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With shots like that, who needs the astrotracer GPS?

Those are great!
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I hate you kyteflyer!

You must have one heck of a darksite.........right?
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