A&P Long Exposure Shots

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    Do you always use a tripod? I know they're usually require. There are times where I have a good night shot but don't have a tripod. Just curious if there are secrets I don't know if you always carry a tripod.

    Not to mention in some shots I'd just feel stupid busting out a tripod in public.
     
  2. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    no, set the camera on a table or something

    but generally, anything longer than half a second is going to be blurry if you try to hand hold with little light
     
  3. verbal

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    What if that isn't possible?

    Edit: Do IS lenses make any difference with this?
     
  4. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    i dont know, i've never used a lense with image stability
     
  5. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    anything stable whether table, park bench, bridge railing......

    i got yelled at for whipping out a tripod in a couple places
     
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    put that tripod away, you are breaking the ground!!! :run:
     
  7. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    Story?
     
  8. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    iirc, IS turns itself off for long exposure shots.
     
  9. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    IS doesn't really help for long exposures.. i mean it helps get rid of some shake, but not all movement. i.e. my shakey coffee drinking ass, but for any long exposures, you'll want the camera absolutely still
     
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    don't rely on IS if thats what you were getting at.
     
  11. mobbarley

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    IS is good, but there is still a limit to how slow you can handhold even with IS, this might not be long enough for a low-noise night shot.

    I can usually hand hold my IS lens pretty well at around 1/30th, but even with F2.8 & IS200-400 that doesnt mean a very brilliant night shot.

    If you can use a tripod, its cheaper & you can leave shutter open longer.
     

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