Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1637 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.
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.
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...
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1515 times:
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.
Mygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1480 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...
Teahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
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.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004