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07-22-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Lightning strikes?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not, but I was wondering what the best settings are to capture lightning? I have a Pentax K200 with a DA 18-250 lens. Thanks in advance.

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mid aperture like f5.6, low ISO - I use ISO100~200, manual focus to inf. , long exposure with cable release and tripod

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Hi TYOsborn

Re your query:

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I was wondering what the best settings are to capture lightning ?
Well, I suppose you could always stand in the middle of a field under a tall tree, waiting expectantly for stormy weather to approach, with one arm pointing skywards and the other one firmly grasping a copper-rod hammered deep into the earth. Failing that, I'd get myself a van der graaf generator for Christmas.........LOL !!

Best regards (with tongue ever so firmly in cheek !)
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QuoteOriginally posted by TYOsborn Quote
I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not, but I was wondering what the best settings are to capture lightning? I have a Pentax K200 with a DA 18-250 lens. Thanks in advance.
Captured these last night. See a few posts below for my settings.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/32756-wicked-storm.html#post298795

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ROFL! Now that's an idea! Not a good one, but an idea just the same. hehehe
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