A&P Night shots come out blurry even on a tripod

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  1. sLpFhaWK

    sLpFhaWK www.JJiGz.com

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    Can someone explain to me why? its chillin on the tripod it looks focused when im lookin thru the viewfinder and it seems to be blurry when i check it out on the pc. sucky part is where i was tonight getting the pic i was on my way home so im not sure when i can get back down there to take more.. wish i had my laptop so i could of compared while i was there, but this is the pic mainly in question.

    also wut tips/suggestions could u give me to make it a much better looking pic?

    Camera is the Rebel XTw/ the kit lense on a tripod.

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  2. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    Flimsy tripod? Cheap tripods will transfer vibrations a lot easier than sturdier ones. Did you use MLU? This can help cut down vibrations when pressing the shutter. What was your aperture? It's better to stop down for scape shots.
     
  3. projectalpha

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    :werd: A low aperture would help a lot. I had problems taking far shots when I was using the kit lens. Someone on here suggested I use auto focus, and focus on a bright spot around the distance of the objects I want to take first before snapping the photo.
     
  4. Get a better lens, also a cable release.

    Try hanging a bag of rice or sand from the center of your tripod for extra weight/sturdyness to reduce vibration. But definately do not press the shutter by hand. If you can't afford the $30 for a cable release use the timer and let the camera take the pic on it's own, it's just a pain in the ass to have to sit and wait for the timer to go off everytime you want to take a pic..

    wide apeture at night - around f/2.8 - bright pic especially with street lights and stuff, great dof which probably wouldn't be a good thing for landscapes depending on situation.

    narrow apeture at night - f/22 - less light will get in + no dof FTW






    For that cityscape pic you were trying you will need a narrow apeture + try a slow shutter speed. If it comes out too bright speed up the shutter, if too dark slow it down.
     
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  5. manual focus at night > auto
     
  6. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    shot taken at f/3.5

    should be taken ~ f/15-22 for landscape.
     
  7. sLpFhaWK

    sLpFhaWK www.JJiGz.com

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    Thanks guys, on the cannon what mode would that be exactly? Tv, Av? i read the manual but rembering every thing is a bit much. but with practice it'll come with time and i'll get a pic of tripod later, its not flimsy by any means at best buy it was like 75 bux or so *but w/ discount it was 20 boy i miss that discount*
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    $75 = flimsy tripod :hs:
     
  9. 00soul

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    AV...or M
     
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    :werd: :werd:

    my Canon S2 has a 2 seconds timer :cool: that's what I use for low light conditions
     
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    what the fuck are you talking about? do you know what dof means?
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  13. Necromancer

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    Aperature doesn't matter at such distantces as those he is talking. I would just raise the ISO a little bit, low f-stop, whatever W/B your heart desires and then the appropriate shutter speed.

    Since it's a canon I would also use MF rather then AF.

    But yes, try using the timer or get some sort of remote.

    I bought an insanely stable tripod at a pawn shop for 10 bucks. Heavey as shit but it fucking owns. It's stable enough to balance on it and I'm 160 pounds.
     
  14. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    there is alot of dogshit info in this thread
     
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    Yup. This is simply motion blur. He probably moved it when he hit the shutter release.

    The answer to this is a good tripod, weigh it down with a sandbag or two, especially if windy, and use a cable release or the timer.

    All that should help.

    That photo does not look like an issue with dof or a crappy lens, the camera simply moved.
     
  16. craigl33

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    shorter tripod = more torque required to shake it around.
    make your tripod short and it put it on something like a car hood.
    f/22
     
  17. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    so where does the horsepower come into it?
     
  18. craigl33

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    F = t*l
    F = wind/shutter/hand
    l = tripod height
    t = torque

    horsepower is a function of torque and speed. speed might come from how fast the wind is moving? or shutter speed?
     
  19. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    f22 usually results in softer images than f11 or f16 and at infinity focus with a wide lens, your dof will be plently large with f11
     
  20. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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  21. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    torque about what point? the legs? I think its a function of the stiffness of the material
     
  22. sLpFhaWK

    sLpFhaWK www.JJiGz.com

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    you guys lost me here. im looking to get the cable release but its not anywhere locally i've called ritzcamera around here and the chick is checking different stores, but nada.. i don't wanna order it online cuz im impaitent and i wanna use it tonight. boo
     
  23. 00soul

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    best buy had the shutter remote last time i went
     
  24. sLpFhaWK

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    really? I checked online and it said online only.. and even when I worked there i never seen that sort of stuff in the store. but its worth a shot i'll check it out tomorrow since they are closed now.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    i guess it depends on how nice of a camera section your local best buy has...the one closest to me had canon brand filters, bags, remotes and limited lenses...
     

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