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    What is the ideal setting for fireworks?

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    film? i set f5.6 and more... bulb mode..
    Take both its legs down first, then cuts its tail, next is shoot between its eyes:devil:

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    Do a search in the forum.
    There's a thread all about taking fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluorite
    What is the ideal setting for fireworks?
    Aperature F8(Depend on ur cam), Shutter 2 ~ 3sec
    Manual mode
    Tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by thheng71
    Aperature F8(Depend on ur cam), Shutter 2 ~ 3sec
    Manual mode
    Tripod
    Shutter release cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Shutter release cable
    Best if with remote!!

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    Set to F8 to F11 with Bulb. Snap ur cable release when the trails starts to go up...

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    This was taken National Day 2003, camera on tripod, with shutter release cable, shutter 5s, aperture f11, manual focus to infinity, white balance cloudy (shot in JPEG).

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    thanks guys. Astin, what is the technical reason for choosing cloudy WB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thheng71
    Best if with remote!!
    not really... I think cable release is still the way to go... remote is a bit laggie... last time I did it with a remote and ended up using the cam body's shutter release instead...

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    This is taken with F11 11S ISO 200 with black card

    Bulb Mode
    Tripod
    F11 - F14
    Black Card
    ISO 100-200

    Normally the max you can take for a firework is 5sec (F11-14 ISO200)... but with 5sec there isnt much background effect so you need to use a black card
    what i did was open the shutter for a few sec and capture the bg and use a black card to cover my lens ... then when the firework start to "boom" remove the card and count 4-5sec ... close shutter

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    i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhuangyan
    i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
    You use a smaller aperture so you can have longer exposure times to capture the fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhuangyan
    i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
    The narrow opening of f11 compared to f2 is to increase depth of field in the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhuangyan
    i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
    it's also to decrease the fat trails making them look thin,thus more nicer.
    Correct me if i'm wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lee
    The narrow opening of f11 compared to f2 is to increase depth of field in the image.
    not really
    you are going to focus to infinity anyway

    the main reason is you want it for a longer expose
    F2 you cant even reach 1 sec ... too bright

    Quote Originally Posted by zaxh81
    it's also to decrease the fat trails making them look thin,thus more nicer.
    Correct me if i'm wrong.
    yes
    same idea for night scence

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    Do you guys pre focus on the fireworks "opening" or manually focus at infinity?

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    I have done many multiple exposures involving the covering of the lens but i usually just use a black coloured paper. Anyone knows where I can get a black card and how much is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo

    This is taken with F11 11S ISO 200 with black card

    Bulb Mode
    Tripod
    F11 - F14
    Black Card
    ISO 100-200

    Normally the max you can take for a firework is 5sec (F11-14 ISO200)... but with 5sec there isnt much background effect so you need to use a black card
    what i did was open the shutter for a few sec and capture the bg and use a black card to cover my lens ... then when the firework start to "boom" remove the card and count 4-5sec ... close shutter
    Pretty well shot pic you've got there. I like it.

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