What settings to use for night shots?


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Need some wise inputs here...that is what would be the ideal setting when you're taking evening shots for:

1) Sunsets
2) City skyline

ISO, Shutter, Aperture?
 

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snowspeeder said:
Need some wise inputs here...that is what would be the ideal setting when you're taking evening shots for:

1) Sunsets
2) City skyline

ISO, Shutter, Aperture?
For my case, I will use apperture from F8 - F16, ISO 100. shuttle speed auto (in AV mode). Use tripod!!!
 

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jimtong said:
For my case, I will use apperture from F8 - F16, ISO 100. shuttle speed auto (in AV mode). Use tripod!!!
Hmmm...makes sense. Cos the last time I used f8, ISO 200. Did not quite like the outcome. This time I'll do the adjustment.
 

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can try iso 400(kodak tcn400, superia xtra 400, provia 400), f8, aperture priority mode, matrix metering, bracket the exposure by bracketing the shutter speed:

5~6 pm: u get around 1/4 sec.

7+pm: u get around 2 sec

830+pm: 6 to 10 to 15 seconds.
 

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are you using Sony F828 ?

try these settings

- lowest ISO
- use auto WB or custom WB
- use center weighted or evaluative metering
- manual settings : f8 + 1sec to 15sec (depend on metering)
- bracketing shots from -1 to 0 to +1
- tripod
- release cable or timer mode
- horizon the level ( use spirit level )
- compose a few different angles on the same scenery ( wide , zoom in , etc )
 

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megaweb said:
are you using Sony F828 ?

try these settings

- lowest ISO
- use auto WB or custom WB
- use center weighted or evaluative metering
- manual settings : f8 + 1sec to 15sec (depend on metering)
- bracketing shots from -1 to 0 to +1
- tripod
- release cable or timer mode
- horizon the level ( use spirit level )
- compose a few different angles on the same scenery ( wide , zoom in , etc )
Great advice. I shall follow suit.
 

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