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Stupid Question About A Great Shot.  
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

I was looking in amazement @

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And I'm wondering what settings would be used to get this kind of shot

I was taking some sunset shots the other night @ ISO 400 f9-13, and came up with some ok shots considering I was exposing for 1/2sec - 3 seconds. Nice when things are not moving, but when you have an f-16 flying by how in the hell do you get a shot like this and keep it in focus with such little light?

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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Not exactly a stupid question. The only way I could answer this is by telling you the way I go about it; first I'll choose Tv on the (Canon) camera, then dial in a shutter speed that I know I can handle under these circumstances. Then I'll experiment a little, choose a faster shutter speed and so on. It's all about trying, trying, trying!!!
Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
@ ISO 400 f9-13,

Use a bigger aperture, say f/5.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Why go for ISO 400? Try at ISO 100 and do some panning or anyway if you're aiming at the sun the shutter speed is going to shorten anyway.

KS/codeshare



How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

Here Ted...
Run down to Barnes and Noble and pick this up...



User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
Run down to Barnes and Noble and pick this up...

I swear I brought: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiot...03-7082277-3461463?ie=UTF8&s=books

Last night @ Borders.

Complete Idiot seems a little less intelligent then dummy so I thought that would be better.

I'll buy the for dummies version once I get a shot out of the camera I like.

PS. The photographer e-mailed the settings to me. I want to thank him publicly for helping me out!!

[Edited 2007-01-06 18:49:12]

User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

for a shot like that you could get away with 1/100 if you have steady hands. Meter at the sky and see what you get, increase ISO if need be.


what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Basically Ted, like any woman you bring home, you've got to have a fiddle mate! Turn some dials and try your luck. She'll be glad you did! (Sorry, I mean you'll be glad you did!)  goodvibes 
Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
Here Ted...
Run down to Barnes and Noble and pick this up...

LOLOL

Serioulsy Ted A good book is a nice start but much like PS I learn the most when I just use trial and error. Go to the airport and experiment on whatever goes by, if the sun is good try F8 and just experiment with the different modes and learn Exposure the most! I think most av-photogs struggle with that when they start out. Exposure comp is the most important tool on your camera. Especialy when that sun is bright and high in the sky.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

I wanted to post the settings when I got them, but as I didn't get explicit permission to do so, I choose not to.

Thankfully Remco has requested that I post the settings.

Quote:

I made this picture with the following settings:

1/125
f6.3
ISO 400

EOS 20D
EF 70-200 f4.0L USM @ 200mm


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