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Old Dec 26, 2005, 5:43 PM   #1
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Fuji S5200; night mode; hand held; fixed lense.

Shutter speed: 1/3.5

Aperture: F3.2

ISO: 200

Focal Length: 9.8mm
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 8:38 PM   #2
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pretty good for hand held, though even this one would benefit greatly from a tripod. nice composition, though, and a good exposure... not too dark, but not to overlit...
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 8:54 PM   #3
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use a tripod and a larger aperture to capture all the detail, maybe a longer exposure too. i was going to suggest putting like a star filter on your lens to make the lights look cool but i'm not familiar with your camera so maybe that's not a possibility. either way....

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Old Dec 26, 2005, 9:06 PM   #4
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use a tripod and a larger aperture to capture all the detail, maybe a longer exposure too. i was going to suggest putting like a star filter on your lens to make the lights look cool but i'm not familiar with your camera so maybe that's not a possibility. either way....

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f3.2 as as large as the aperture gets on this model camera. i think you may have aperture size and f-stop numbers confused. larger apertures have small f-numbers, and vice-versa. in this case, going to a much smaller aperture - f8, for instance - will enhance detail, and will also usually yield a bit of a 'star' effect even without a filter... but a tripod is an absolute necessity!


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i think you know what i meant.
i know how apertures work and i usually say larger meaning a larger number. i'm sorry if what i said confused you but i think you knew what i was saying.

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Old Dec 26, 2005, 9:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the post backs. A tripod is the next item on my list along with a TCON-17.
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Like Mike and Squirl have intimated, a tripod in such photos is a must Otherwise use any other stable environment such as a bean or rice bag. Not bad for a start but you could do better.

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sorry, i just figured you might have gotten them backwards. however, to most people, a larger "aperture" means just that... as opposed to a larger "F-stop number". just trying to make sure it's clear - forJTF's benefit, not anyone else's.
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Nice exposure..seems slightly blurred on the left side:?
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 6:01 AM   #10
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I let the cameraselect the settins, it was on auto night mode. Next try will be with a tripod; higher ISO and I'll pay attention to aperture. Thanks.
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