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    Default Re: Best setting for HK night street shot without Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwira View Post
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    dont worry kit lens enough already, hands just need steady abit
    Sure, it's well exposed, but I would rather use a tripod to be sure. At this size, it's hard to tell if it's tack-sharp.

    Besides, you definitely lose DR when you use a higher ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwira View Post
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    dont worry kit lens enough already, hands just need steady abit
    for this kind of shoot. best to use tripod. to keep the horizon straight.

    at the same time no need to use ISO 1600. Can keep it at ISO 100.

    If you just a normal night shoot of the building, can shoot in AV mode (my usual preference) and leave the shutter speed to the cam to decide.



    but if u want to try something special, u can do a long exposure (using bulb mode, slow shutter speed), and produce a silky water effect, like this:


    both shots done on tripod, ISO kept to 100.

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    i too would advice ts to use a tripod and keep iso minimal, however, that's just much ya can do handheld since he wants to shoot it that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    for this kind of shoot. best to use tripod. to keep the horizon straight.

    at the same time no need to use ISO 1600. Can keep it at ISO 100.

    If you just a normal night shoot of the building, can shoot in AV mode (my usual preference) and leave the shutter speed to the cam to decide.



    but if u want to try something special, u can do a long exposure (using bulb mode, slow shutter speed), and produce a silky water effect, like this:


    both shots done on tripod, ISO kept to 100.
    Wow! Very nice and colorful photos.
    Need to drag along tripod to take night shot this weekend for some practice sessions.

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    Default Re: Best setting for HK night street shot without Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan2701 View Post
    Need to drag along tripod to take night shot this weekend for some practice sessions.
    invest in a good light tripod that can last you for years.

    no point buying a budget tripod which is heavy and you wun use often.

    my current tripod, is only 1.1kg (pretty light to bring ard including overseas trip)
    Last edited by sinned79; 11th January 2011 at 11:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    invest in a good light tripod that can last you for years.

    no point buying a budget tripod which is heavy and you wun use often.

    my current tripod, is only 1.1kg (pretty light to bring ard including overseas trip)
    I'm using the tripod which is given free by canon when I purchased the 60d.
    It's heavy but looks sturdy. This tripod good enough?
    Think really have to bring along tripod when moving around HK.
    Definitely come handy when one to take photo of the sea and buildings.
    Street shot, I will try to use handheld with ISO not greater than 800 as suggested by brothers here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan2701 View Post
    I'm using the tripod which is given free by canon when I purchased the 60d.
    It's heavy but looks sturdy. This tripod good enough?
    Think really have to bring along tripod when moving around HK.
    Definitely come handy when one to take photo of the sea and buildings.
    Street shot, I will try to use handheld with ISO not greater than 800 as suggested by brothers here...
    weight is an issue. unless u are fit and ok to carry your tripod ard for hours.

    for me i usually go for light sturdy tripods cos i can walk for hours and i dun want a heavy tripod on my shoulder giving me back/shoulder ache at the end of the day haha.

    if u are using tripod... then u can safely shoot at ISO 100 all the time. just make sure u dun accidentally kick your tripod to cause some shake movements.
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    have to off IS when on tripod right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droozy
    have to off IS when on tripod right ?
    Yes, you're advise to switch it off..

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