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07-03-2016, 05:21 PM   #46
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Focal length only matters as much as to get the firework explosion in the whole frame. So you might use 18mm or you might use 300mm it all depends where you are located in relation to the fireworks in focal length. I'd definitely take a zoom though -- either a standard length if you are close and/or telephoto if not.

I generally shoot the local fireworks display from over a mile away with the 55-300 generally between 200 and 300mm. My shots look similar to matt's last two shots on page 1 or eyrr's shots here on page 3 (which further adds credence to my claim since eyrr shot those at 18mm)

If you want to get artsy, you can also use a long lens and zoom in (prefocused) on where the firework will explode to get more detail on individual strands or the core which usually is pretty interesting in design.. also off the edges on longer lasting fireworks.. experiment with it it is an art. I find it enjoyable to get home and cycle through all my images after a fireworks display just because it like opening a box of chocolates.. never know what you're gonna' get! haha

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Well, after all your helpful tips, I had the camera all setup; and no one shot any fireworks!

But, thanks to everyone that took the time to reply!
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From my KS2 and DA 55-300mm WR

Independence Day - Chelan WA
by John Rudolph, on Flickr

Independence Day - Chelan WA
by John Rudolph, on Flickr
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K3 with Sigma 17-50 F2.8

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john5100; your photos are not available?????

sureshgvv:; Stunning photos!! Thanks for posting them!

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