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What is the ideal setting for fireworks?
 

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Set to F8 to F11 with Bulb. Snap ur cable release when the trails starts to go up...
 

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This was taken National Day 2003, camera on tripod, with shutter release cable, shutter 5s, aperture f11, manual focus to infinity, white balance cloudy (shot in JPEG).
 

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thanks guys. Astin, what is the technical reason for choosing cloudy WB?
 

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thheng71 said:
Best if with remote!! ;)
not really... I think cable release is still the way to go... remote is a bit laggie... last time I did it with a remote and ended up using the cam body's shutter release instead... :(
 

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This is taken with F11 11S ISO 200 with black card

Bulb Mode
Tripod
F11 - F14
Black Card
ISO 100-200

Normally the max you can take for a firework is 5sec (F11-14 ISO200)... but with 5sec there isnt much background effect so you need to use a black card
what i did was open the shutter for a few sec and capture the bg and use a black card to cover my lens ... then when the firework start to "boom" remove the card and count 4-5sec ... close shutter
 

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i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
 

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zhuangyan said:
i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
You use a smaller aperture so you can have longer exposure times to capture the fireworks.
 

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zhuangyan said:
i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
The narrow opening of f11 compared to f2 is to increase depth of field in the image.
 

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zhuangyan said:
i wonder? the aperature should be the biggest eg. F2 to absorb more light, but y shooting fireworks should use around F11?
it's also to decrease the fat trails making them look thin,thus more nicer.
Correct me if i'm wrong.
 

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Mr.Lee said:
The narrow opening of f11 compared to f2 is to increase depth of field in the image.
not really
you are going to focus to infinity anyway ;p

the main reason is you want it for a longer expose
F2 you cant even reach 1 sec ... too bright

zaxh81 said:
it's also to decrease the fat trails making them look thin,thus more nicer.
Correct me if i'm wrong.
yes
same idea for night scence
 

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Do you guys pre focus on the fireworks "opening" or manually focus at infinity?
 

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I have done many multiple exposures involving the covering of the lens but i usually just use a black coloured paper. Anyone knows where I can get a black card and how much is it?
 

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latmo said:

This is taken with F11 11S ISO 200 with black card

Bulb Mode
Tripod
F11 - F14
Black Card
ISO 100-200

Normally the max you can take for a firework is 5sec (F11-14 ISO200)... but with 5sec there isnt much background effect so you need to use a black card
what i did was open the shutter for a few sec and capture the bg and use a black card to cover my lens ... then when the firework start to "boom" remove the card and count 4-5sec ... close shutter
Pretty well shot pic you've got there. I like it. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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