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My Nightmare... Sorry, Nightshot Dilemma.  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

I'm planning on doing some nightshots next week, but the problem is I can't deceide on which camera to bring. And the worst part is they're all most likely not suitable for the job.

I have my "primary weapon" the Panasonic Lumix 3.2 MP digiccam, which I don't think has the possibilty to set shutterspeed manually.  Sad

I have an old Olympus Camedia 2.5 MP digivam with maximum 8 sec shutter (or is the word I'm looking for exposure...?) Anyway.  Smile

And finally I have a good old fashioned Pentax camera for film, with the ability to take up to 2 min long photos. I would think this would be the best option, but I suck at scanning, so the result is not likely to be "a.net good."

Any thoughts? I only wanted to take photos like these...  Smile


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Thom@s


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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Thomas,

Is there a reason why you can't take all the cameras with you? I'd say use them all just be sure to bring a steady tripod and if possible, a remote release. If you don't have a remote, then use the self-timer.

Mike


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Hmmm, not a bad idea... I'm gonna test out the cameras before I go out there aswell, just to prepare me for what to expect.  Smile

Thanks

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

..

Thomas..one sure thing: you'll have lots of time to take night photos since now until Easter!
Try minolta and the film camera. Try to find someone who can scan the slides for you. I have a minolta scan III and happy with the results until my best friend bought the nikon coolscan 8000....another world...

Enrique


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1448 times:

Hi Thom@s:

Very nice to hear of another person with a Panasonic Lumix. Though I have never tried to take aviation pictures with it, I have always found it produces absolutely stunning nightshots in most situations despite the inability to set shutter speed.

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Really? Well I shall have to give it a go then.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Thomas,

Take the pics on film now, scan them some other day when your skills are better or when you have a better scanner. You won't lose anything.  Smile

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

That's true. I think I'll take a few shots with all my cameras, and see which ones turn out the best.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Is it best to use a tripod and with the camara on the tripod ,set the camara withthe correct settings before shooting at the aircraft ?


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