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Old 12-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #41
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Thanks! Here are two test shots I took from my roof. Used a tripod, remote to take the pic and it was windy as hell


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Old 12-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #42
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Might pick up a 35mm tomorrow as well for 120!
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Another tip for shooting in low light in less than ideal conditions: Use live view before you take the shot. Get everything dialed in and focused and then turn on live view. This opens the shutter so when you click the remote, all that's moving is the door in front of the sensor so you don't have to worry about the shutter vibrating the camera. It can make a big difference in low light at long focal lengths.
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Another tip for shooting in low light in less than ideal conditions: Use live view before you take the shot. Get everything dialed in and focused and then turn on live view. This opens the shutter so when you click the remote, all that's moving is the door in front of the sensor so you don't have to worry about the shutter vibrating the camera. It can make a big difference in low light at long focal lengths.
Nikons might work differently. My D7000 can't take pictures with an exposure longer than 1/30 with live view on. However there is a feature called "exposure delay" which actuates the mirror, waits probably half a second, then opens the aperture and continues taking the picture.

Combine Exposure Delay with a self timer and/or remote and you'll never get shake from anything internal to the system.

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Another tip for shooting in low light in less than ideal conditions: Use live view before you take the shot. Get everything dialed in and focused and then turn on live view. This opens the shutter so when you click the remote, all that's moving is the door in front of the sensor so you don't have to worry about the shutter vibrating the camera. It can make a big difference in low light at long focal lengths.
Mirror lock up is the same thing and you don't have to bother with live view...

One click of the remote to lock up mirror, next click opens the shutter itself.
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Nice purchase! Nikon is the way to go Primes are awesome. 35 is a solid choice, but also consider a 50mm. If you ever find yourself in a position without your remote you can set the camera on a 2 second timer so that pressing the shutter button doesn't shake the camera.

EDIT: well yes it still shakes the camera, but the 2 second delay will compensate for that.
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Thanks for all of the tips guys, much appreciated.
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Just bought the 35mm 1.8g. Omfg

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