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    Hi all,

    I took this in Hongkong in April this year. I could not get the "Pansonic" lighting in focus.

    I tried to use various aperture value but still could not get it in focus.

    The settings for this shot is F22, 30sec & ISO 100.



    Hope you could adivse and comment on the about shot.

    Thanks....

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    Default Re: Nightshots

    good shot, try 10 sec

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    try a tripod

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    Thanks...

    I have used all the available apertures, for the ISO 100 and the shutter speed is adjusted accordingly. But still no improvement.

    And yes, I used a tripot and a very stable one . I can't hold the camera for anything below the shutter speed of 1/60 sec.


    Not sure if post processing would help but I am not looking forward to post process.

    Any further advise????

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    30 secs is a bit too long and F22 can cause lens diffraction so blur images; try 10-15 secs at aperture around F8 ~ F11 with ISO 100, maybe can see the words on the light panel.

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    Hi Moonstone and all,

    As I mentioned earlier, I have taken the same shot with different aperture values. But still could not get the "Panasonic" in focus. Here are shots taken with different apertures, using ISO 100. Shutter speed are dependant on the aperture size.

    F8 4 sec


    F9 5 sec


    F10 5 sec


    F11 8 sec


    So how?????

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    take 1 shot that is underexposed by 1 or 2 stops...then combine the 2 using PP!

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    First is it really in focus. 2nd take a pic with the emphasis on just the lights. 3rd it's photoshop time! Just select the nicely exposed lights, copy and then burn/dodge/brightness/contrast to match.

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    if nothing else works, try a different camera

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    Thanks to all your feedbacks...

    I have also tried it with under exposing with each stops.... but still, does not help.

    But I do not think it is necessary to post the pictures again. Believe me, I have shot the same picture with all settings it available.

    And yes, it was in focus without the camera... meaning just by seeing with your eyes.

    I am trying to avoid having to do a post processing.

    I am using a 20D now and have the intention of upgrading to a 1Ds MK2 or a ID MK2N. I like the full frame on the 1Ds but also like the 1D MK2N's 8fps. Wonder when will Canon combine the two together......

    Buying both is not an option I have.

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    Default Re: Nightshots

    Wait a little longer if you can as there may be a new one coming out end of the year.

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    Default Re: Nightshots

    Quote Originally Posted by justshot
    Hi Moonstone and all,

    As I mentioned earlier, I have taken the same shot with different aperture values. But still could not get the "Panasonic" in focus. Here are shots taken with different apertures, using ISO 100. Shutter speed are dependant on the aperture size.

    F8 4 sec


    F9 5 sec


    F10 5 sec


    F11 8 sec


    So how?????
    u went to HK again ?

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    ccd dirty..

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