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Old Apr 13, 2005, 6:22 PM   #1
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I am interested in doing night shots (with exposures of 500 seconds+) and I was wondering how these cameras perform, as far as hot pixels and noise levels.

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Old Apr 16, 2005, 7:26 AM   #2
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I'm doing a bit of research also on this. Will upgrade from my A80 soon. What I am finding out is the Lens used is more important than the Camera selection. I too am still deciding between these two. Just searching for the Lens Camera combination that feels the best to me.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 5:13 AM   #3
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The 20D and possible the XT are going to be the best at this. The Digic II chip provides for ultra low noise at higher ISO's. Night shots are dependent on both a fast lens (apature rating) and higher ISO's. With the 20dand the XT (possible, dont have one) you can set the ISO at 1600 or even 3200 and get decent night shots. Then you can use a good noise program like Noise Ninja and clean up any noise that you do end up with. This program can be had in a stand alone or a Photoshop plug-in

http://www.picturecode.com/download.htm

You dont mention what kind of pics you are taking at night. If you are looking for a fast and cheap standardlens that does good at low light levels, check out the 50 f/1.8 which can be had for around $70-$80 online at B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...142&is=USA
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I've shot great shots. At 30 sec, with mirror lock up, self timer, and noise reducation and have gotten great results. If you are doing astro photography then you should look into the AstromonyVersion of the 20D.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 11:43 PM   #5
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:|How is this shoot??Digital Rebel, Timer, night shoot automatic
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 11:51 AM   #6
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There seems to be a bit of purple fringing around the people in the photo...


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Old Apr 25, 2005, 11:45 PM   #7
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That little purple come from the light in the grass (small spotlight) that is at my right hand in front of me.:G
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