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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    Actually why don't you show us your FAILED images.

    That would help more to see what you're doing wrong, instead of a success image to show us that you know how to do it right with prosumer. =/

    If you've deleted away, then what did you do with your DSLR exactly? I notice you haven't mentioned it yet! =D
    sorry, computer laggy, here the photo.......



    plz advice if i want to talk a normal night shot photos.....thanks

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by kyo86sg View Post
    sorry, computer laggy, here the photo.......



    plz advice if i want to talk a normal night shot photos.....thanks
    Looks underexposed by at least 1 stop or more.
    What is your setting and also how did you take this shot? Thanks.
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    You were obviously in very different location & under very different lighting conditions. And even if you were in the same location & same lighting, it wouldn't have made any difference because difference between the 2 photos is (fuji vs nikon)

    Exposure Time: 4 sec vs 1/30 sec

    End of mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    You were obviously in very different location & under very different lighting conditions. And even if you were in the same location & same lighting, it wouldn't have made any difference because difference between the 2 photos is (fuji vs nikon)

    Exposure Time: 4 sec vs 1/30 sec

    End of mystery.
    hmm, so is only the exposure time is the factor?

    wat about the stop? that the bro is talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis247 View Post
    Looks underexposed by at least 1 stop or more.
    What is your setting and also how did you take this shot? Thanks.
    Focal length 19mm
    F-Number f/3.5
    exposure time 1/30 seconds
    Shutter priorty

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyo86sg View Post
    hmm, so is only the exposure time is the factor?

    wat about the stop? that the bro is talking about?
    He's on shutter priority - which basically meant that user controls the shutter speed.
    Since he set such a big difference in shutter speed, the d70 obviously needed to compensate by giving the maximum available apature which was 3.5 plus he didn't give it any EV stop compensation.
    At that speed and under those lighting conditions, there just wasn't enought light for the sensor other than the colored lights.

    Even if he did managed to capture enough light for a visible picture, he'll won't be able to achieve those streak he wanted. A shutter of at least a couple of seconds or more is needed for the vehicle to move to capture those light effect.
    Last edited by nikonrus; 3rd March 2007 at 01:38 AM.

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by kyo86sg View Post
    Focal length 19mm
    F-Number f/3.5
    exposure time 1/30 seconds
    Shutter priorty
    Your ISO?
    On Tripod or Handheld?
    What do you want to achieve? Traffic Trails?
    You may want to the following setting.
    Set to Manual Mode
    ISO100, f8, 4secs. On Tripod. If still underexposed, try to increase your exposure time by 1 stop. If not, try to Bracket your shots.
    Alternatively, try shooting RAW, in this way, you can still play with the White Balance at the end of the day.
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    If you know how to use Shutter Priority on your prosumer, what's the idea of putting exposure time to 1/30 seconds here? 1/30 seconds you can't capture any trails.. The distance will be too short for one.

    In general, learn the manual mode, and play around with small aperture, long shutter speeds, can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    If you know how to use Shutter Priority on your prosumer, what's the idea of putting exposure time to 1/30 seconds here? 1/30 seconds you can't capture any trails.. The distance will be too short for one.

    In general, learn the manual mode, and play around with small aperture, long shutter speeds, can't go wrong.
    Sorry about my mistake, but in my D70, i am not sure which is the adjusting the exposure time. I was turning the settings seeing,shutter (25 HI) (4 F2.2) ( 25 LO) this is just a few settings which i just turn.... so i suppose u want me to use the settings of (4 F2.2)?

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by kyo86sg View Post
    Sorry about my mistake, but in my D70, i am not sure which is the adjusting the exposure time. I was turning the settings seeing,shutter (25 HI) (4 F2.2) ( 25 LO) this is just a few settings which i just turn.... so i suppose u want me to use the settings of (4 F2.2)?
    Simple advice for you.
    Set ISO to 200
    Set to Manual (M) Mode
    Turn the Sub-Command Dial and Main Command Dial so that you see the following setting
    (4" F8.0)
    Mount on tripod and shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis247 View Post
    Simple advice for you.
    Set ISO to 200
    Set to Manual (M) Mode
    Turn the Sub-Command Dial and Main Command Dial so that you see the following setting
    (4" F8.0)
    Mount on tripod and shoot.
    ok, will try that later....thanks people for all your help!!!

    Will post the pics i take later...

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    i use bulb mode and try diff duration to get the effects i want. Dat's the wonder of digital, try and see till you suka lor.

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    yup, heres the pic i took just now.



    =)

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    So work already?

    Grats! =D

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    Technicalities aside... do you find this shot interesting at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Technicalities aside... do you find this shot interesting at all?
    hmmm, wat do u mean?

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    nevermind...

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by kyo86sg View Post
    yup, heres the pic i took just now.



    =)
    That is a good start.
    Now that you understand how to use your D70 to take night shoot. You can try to focus more on other aspects such as subjects and etc. Try to take more and experiment with it. Cheerz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis247 View Post
    That is a good start.
    Now that you understand how to use your D70 to take night shoot. You can try to focus more on other aspects such as subjects and etc. Try to take more and experiment with it. Cheerz.
    Thanks....plz C & C also....else i wont be able to improve

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    Default Re: 1st time DSLR Night Shot photographer please help!

    What Kit means by interesting is that what is there in the picture that makes it stand out? Like nothing is there which grabs your attention.

    Its ok. You are learning the technicalities first. He is asking you to look a bit beyond the mere technicalities.

    Slow learning la. I'm also a total noob rt now

    By the way are you using a filter in front of lens? Think I see flare.
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