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Old Dec 19, 2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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I thought I would take the easy way out and set Scene to "fireworks" to take some Christmas lights.

It turns out that fireworks is not the easy way out.

Camera data using Scene is: shutter 2.0 sec.; f/5.6; ISO 50 and focal length 6.0mm.

Hopefully,using the resulting EXIF I can start making changes to the settings in Manual and maybe sneak up on an acceptable resolution.

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Old Dec 19, 2006, 7:43 PM   #2
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I usually use from 1-2 seconds exposure at f/4 and ISO 80....Wish I had ISO 50 on mine! LOL



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A subject I would certainly like to try... maybe onnew years I can shoot some fireworks.

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Old Dec 20, 2006, 8:26 PM   #4
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Your ISO is fine and I'd keep the f/stop at around 4-6...Just shoot a sequence of photos at differing shutter speeds to sneak up...only takes a few minutes to shoot bunches of them...Also use a tripod as the shutter speeds are way too slow for hand held!



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Thanks for the info Dawg. As you must know it has been raining here as usual so I haven't felt the need to go out in it and fiddle with the settings. Also last minute Christmas shopping is taking its toll.

Nick, My P850 has a "fireworks" setting and it worked pretty good last 4th of July. Good luckfor Near Years.

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No fireworks setting on the dSLR, but I am sure after toying for a while, I might be able to come up with something that works. Got any shots from last forth to share?

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