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shooting_rubber Aug 18, 2006 8:54 AM



Hello,

I'm supposed to be, getting a storm within the next few days. Anybody here know what settings to use to shoot lightning??? Use th TCON 17???

Help is Greatly Appreciated!!:-)

shooting_rubber.

ronpete Aug 18, 2006 8:54 PM

There's another post asking about how to shoot lightning. However for the settings you can view my lightning post. I have also posted the EXIF settings.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=18

To shoot lightning...
  1. Use a tripod, you will be using extremely slow shutter speed, so hand holding will give you a big nasty blur.
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  2. Use a low ISO setting such as 50, to prevent noise. However you will notice that I have used ISO 200 on some.
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  3. Use a lower F-stop around f2.8
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  4. Shutter speed of 13 to 16 secs
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  5. Use minimal zoom, or widest angle. You don't know where the lightning bolt will appear.
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  6. Click the shutter button to open, then wait. If a lightning bolt appears, viola! If not try, try again.
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I took over 100 shots to get about 3 decent ones. These were almost done one after the other. Some would wash out, others I just missed.

Ron


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