A&P Recommendation for a good lense to use for night shots

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    In low lighting it is easy to find out just how bad the kit lense is with my 300D. That lense is a good walk around for daylight shots or night time shots with good lighting........but low lighting shots are out of the question. Below is an example of a low lighting long exposure shot. No matter what ISO/shutter speed/WB I choose, they all turn grainy. Hell who knows, maybe I am still doing something wrong that some of you might be able to point out. This was the clearest pic out of 10-15 or so pics.

    FWIW, I do alot of low lighting shooting, so I think its worth my investment to get a good lense for this. Any tips are appreciated, and links to recommended lenses are a help.

    TIA

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  2. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Same night, same lighting...........the pictures just arent crisp.

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  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    what iso are you using for those?

    lower iso, slower shutter speed, tripod, smaller apature # = teh win
     
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    Its a tradeoff... higher ISO speeds mean less sharpness :dunno:
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    The bike pic:
    Tv - 6
    Av - 22
    ISO - 800

    The light pic:
    Tv- 30
    Av - 20
    ISO - 800
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    I played some with the ISO and other settings also.

    This picture:
    Tv - 10
    Av - 4
    ISO - 100
    This was using a Sigma 70-300 lense (f4-5.6)

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    This one was using the same lense:
    Tv - 4
    Av - 4
    ISO - 100

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    Maybe it is me. :noes: BTW all shots were using a tripod.
     
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    DR-GSR Old Member

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    Long exposures equals noise, doesn't matter what lens you are using.
     
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    i got bad flare with my kit lens...i got the tamron 17-35mm and its been great
     
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    I think f/2.8 lenses do better at night
     
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    o rly?
     
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    Link to a good quality/fair priced?
     
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    Depends what you're shooting. Using your lenses wide open will give you very thin DOF, which could be a very bad thing. :hsugh:
     
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    focusing is harder at night too. your pics just might not be focused right :hsugh: And you should always use the lowest ISO if you have a tripod.
     
  14. Get a remote nig
     
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    quit using 800 iso
     
  17. Dnepr

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    ISO 100 + long time + F8.0+ == :coold:


    Yeah get a tripod, and do timed shutter release. You shake camera when you press the button.
     
  18. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    For the third time............I have a tripid and a bulb remote. I was just really seeing if it was me making mistakes, or a cheap lense. I have come to realize its a little of both, but more so my errors.
     
  19. maybe you should try using a remote... :dunno:






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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    If won't benefit me without a tripod though, need one of them first.



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