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Old Mar 8, 2010, 5:00 PM   #1
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Default Night Sky and the FZ-35?

Does anyone have any sample photos that they have taken of the night sky? I am curious about trying this out. I need to get a tripod and fiddle with the settings, but I thought it might be cool to try and get some shots of the stars with an interesting feature near the ground (like cliffs or mountains).

Any settings used would be interesting to see as well.

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Does anyone have any sample photos that they have taken of the night sky? I am curious about trying this out. I need to get a tripod and fiddle with the settings, but I thought it might be cool to try and get some shots of the stars with an interesting feature near the ground (like cliffs or mountains).

Any settings used would be interesting to see as well.

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I haven't got any with my new FZ35 yet, but I have some from my FZ18 if you are interested. I will be doing some comparison shots when I get a chance.

Generally just use the starry sky mode - usually this is the best mode as it allows a shutter speed of 15, 30 or 60 seconds, with automatic dark-frame subtraction, vs 8 seconds in other modes.
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Yeah, that would be great! I am going to give mine a shot when I get to a darker location. Darned light pollution!
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Some night pics mixed in here - there's 4 pages

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/me...18-photos.html

I have heaps more if you want.
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Here is the Disneyland Parade at night.

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Taken on top of the mountain in total darkness.
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Nice shots Paul. You could also try the slow-sync flash mode, it takes a steady hand and still subject, but can bring out the background more.
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Greg and Paul-

Better yet, slow synch or second curtain flash (the technical term) is more easily done using a tripod. The reason for that is that the camera uses all of the existing light in the photo environment, which forces a slow shutter speed and then fires the flash just before the shutter closes. So the tripod helps measurably with that slow shutter speed.

In a normal flash situation, the flash fires as soon as the shutter first opens.

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Thanx again guys for the extremely useful advice.Thanx Sarah & Greg.
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