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    Default what settings to use for fireworks shooting ?

    pls advice

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    Default Re: what settings to use for fireworks shooting ?

    search leh,so many threads on this already.


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    Default Re: what settings to use for fireworks shooting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chercm
    pls advice
    Yes, settings are

    Shooting Mode : Manual control
    Aperture : F/8-F/16 (smaller aperture such as f/11 or F/16 will give finer(thinner and probably nicer) fireworks trails than using F/8)
    Shutter : 3-8 seconds (or even longer, depending on the light and duration intensity).
    ISO : 100 or lowest possible (such as 200 on Nikon D50 or D70)
    Focus : Infinity or manual focus at buildings in the background.
    White Balance : Incandescent (or auto or Flourescent, depending on what colour cast you prefer). (If you shoot in RAW format, then there is no problem to adjust to any of those later).

    Tripod is of course a must.

    Basically, low Sensor sensitivity with small aperture at long exposure to capture the full trails of fireworks without getting over-exposed and excessive amount of noise in the image.
    Last edited by Clockunder; 31st December 2005 at 01:12 PM.

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    Default Re: what settings to use for fireworks shooting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clockunder
    Yes, settings are

    Shooting Mode : Manual control
    Aperture : F/8-F/16 (smaller aperture such as f/11 or F/16 will give finer(thinner and probably nicer) fireworks trails than using F/8)
    Shutter : 3-8 seconds (or even longer, depending on the light and duration intensity).
    ISO : 100 or lowest possible (such as 200 on Nikon D50 or D70)
    Focus : Infinity or manual focus at buildings in the background.
    White Balance : Incandescent (or auto or Flourescent, depending on what colour cast you prefer). (If you shoot in RAW format, then there is no problem to adjust to any of those later).

    Tripod is of course a must.
    Also use shutter release cable, or if usuing d70 or d50 use the infra red remote, or if u dun have then just use the timer delay.

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    Default Re: what settings to use for fireworks shooting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chercm
    pls advice
    maybe u want to refer to this article and read about it ba.... http://www.clubsnap.org/display.php?.../fireworks.htm

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