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Old Feb 19, 2007, 12:38 AM   #11
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mtngal,

You're right, Roy knows his insects for sure. I'm going to try shooting some night scenes in a couple of days, something that I've never tried, especially with a DSLR. All I have to do is find out the best setting to use for this kind of photography. Any suggestions? I'm thinking the B mode is the way to go, not sure though. :?: Oh well, thanks for looking mtngal.

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I know how hard it is to get a sharp shot of insects, well done.

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Old Feb 19, 2007, 9:34 AM   #14
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I do very little low-light photography. Best thing to do is use a tripod or put the camera on some support. I've never used bulb mode - I don't have a shutter release (if you don't have a shutter release you'll likely get camera shake from holding down the shutter, even when the camera is on a tripod). I just play around with shutter speeds and if 30 sec. doesn't do it, then I either raise the ISO or skip it. Depending on what you are taking and what effect you want, you might want to use a smaller aperture than you would normally use.

Use the 2 sec. delay to help cut down on any movement the mirror might cause.

The manual recommends turning off SR when you have the camera on a tripod - I haven't noticed much difference when I've forgotten to turn it off.

Shoot raw so you can adjust the white balance later if you are shooting in funky lighting. Sometimes you'll be pleased with the unusual/unreal lighting and by shooting raw it will be easier to fix it.
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