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    Hi experts,

    newbie here. possible to take firework shots using my digicam but using manual mode? what is e settings likely to be?
    pls. advise. thanks.

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    yes
    and of cos it is even better to use manual mode ....
    what digital cam you use ?
    shutter around 1-3 sec for F8 (normally digital cam have F8 max)

    i using my Canon A80 use M mode
    2.5S F8 ISO100 (or 50 cant remember lol)
    sample are here http://www.fotop.net/latmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    yes
    and of cos it is even better to use manual mode ....
    what digital cam you use ?
    shutter around 1-3 sec for F8 (normally digital cam have F8 max)

    i using my Canon A80 use M mode
    2.5S F8 ISO100 (or 50 cant remember lol)
    sample are here http://www.fotop.net/latmo
    Such well taken pics from a P&S digicam. Great work! You set the focusing to manual infinity?
    There is no life without fast cars....

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    thanks
    i use center spot auto focus
    did not use 9 point auto focus cos it is too slow for firework

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    yes
    and of cos it is even better to use manual mode ....
    what digital cam you use ?
    shutter around 1-3 sec for F8 (normally digital cam have F8 max)

    i using my Canon A80 use M mode
    2.5S F8 ISO100 (or 50 cant remember lol)
    sample are here http://www.fotop.net/latmo
    hi!

    nice pics. My digicam is considered old model, it's Nikon 885.
    The specs are at this link:
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...ikon_cp885.asp

    Can you advise me what are e settings to set for Manual Mode? like shutter speed, exposure n etc?

    Thanks.

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    where were you? ur pics r nice? esplanade?

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    look like the smallest aperture is F7.6 when using wide
    and yes there is bulb shutter
    think better use F7.6 and bulb but normally not more then 3 sec for F7.6
    ISO 100

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    Hi Latmo,

    Nice photos you have there. I am also a A80 user. I think I am very new in photography lah. Hope can learn some tips from you .

    Nice Shoot you have there for the fireworks. Too bad I missed it due to some other outing.

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    esplanade bridge

    i am also newbie just got my cam last month

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    esplanade bridge

    i am also newbie just got my cam last month

    Oh..... that pretty new.
    But your album got so many pictures already wor.

    Anyway, there will be an outing to take night view of Singapore with some experienced photography that will guide newbies like us on night photography.

    Any of you interested?

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    Here is the thread. The outing will be at tml evening. Gather at Taco Bell Funan Center near City Hall there. Here is my contact 91470412, call me if you guys are interested.

    Cheers

    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthrea...354#post764354

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    look like the smallest aperture is F7.6 when using wide
    and yes there is bulb shutter
    think better use F7.6 and bulb but normally not more then 3 sec for F7.6
    ISO 100
    so meaning i set the settings to:

    - Aperture range to F7.6
    - Use bulb shutter
    - ISO 100
    - Max shutter: not less than 3 secs? where to set the less than 3 secs?

    Thanks. Any other settings need to adjust like White Balance? Exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvisg
    so meaning i set the settings to:

    - Aperture range to F7.6
    - Use bulb shutter
    - ISO 100
    - Max shutter: not less than 3 secs? where to set the less than 3 secs?

    Thanks. Any other settings need to adjust like White Balance? Exposure?
    erm you have to time yourself
    kind of feel it if not you can set to around 2s
    but becos the time to take each firework may different some look better in longer shutter and some dun so bulb mode is a advantage
    white balance i just use auto

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    Well, what i can say about this is try with various settting. Longer shuttle speeds mean you need bigger F ...

    Your camera come with Bulb mode, so it is easier for you to get a complete fireworks shot.. but of coz. you must time it ur self. B4 the actual fireworks... shot at the space you going to take the picture. From there you can do some setting and checking see what setting give you the best exposure.

    Do you know the basic concept and relationship between the aperture (F) and the shuttle speed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunger
    Do you know the basic concept and relationship between the aperture (F) and the shuttle speed ?
    paiseh, eh not very sure.

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    Hi

    can i check w u all whether for my digicamera settings, i hv set to the following settings as shown below. Pls. correct me if i m wrong cos the pics i took very the blur!!!! I cant even capture a proper moving car. ???
    thanks.


    1) White Balance - Auto
    2) Metering - Matrix?? Spot? Center-weighted? Spot AF area?
    3) Continuous - Single
    4) Best Shot Selector - Off
    5) Image Adjustment - Auto
    6) Image Sharpening - Auto
    7) Lens - Wide Adapter
    8) Image Quality - High
    9)Imagine Size - Full
    10) ISO- 100 (the smallest)
    11) Exposure mode -??? Got 'P' and 'M', not sure which one to choose.
    12) AE Lock - On?? Off? Reset???
    13) Exp +/- ??? this is to adjust the brightness rite?
    14) Focus - AF Area Mode?? Auto-focus mode?? Focus confirmation?
    15) NR - On??? off??? shld be ON right?

    How come i couldnt find to set the shutter speed n aperture?? where to set the bulb shutter too? pls. advise....

    btw, mine is Nikon 885 model, old model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latmo
    look like the smallest aperture is F7.6 when using wide
    and yes there is bulb shutter
    think better use F7.6 and bulb but normally not more then 3 sec for F7.6
    ISO 100
    hey does our A80 come with bulb mode? how do i activate it? u mean the bulb under WB izit?

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    Just see this in Canon forum .

    This guy take good fireworks photo. Check it out.Using Canon G3.
    Check it out.
    Credits:bradinvancouver


    http://24.85.231.217:8000/pics/album?album_id=12116

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