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Old 07-13-2014, 02:35 PM
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Default Easy night exposures

I thought this thread needed updated with some thing simple. So here you go my guide for easy night time exposures that I start off with on my DSLR, So simple anyone can do it.
@ this is a guide so actual result may need adjusted.

Fireworks - 20 secs - f/11 - 100 ISO
Fairground rides - 15 secs - f/'16 - 100 ISO
Traffic - 30 secs - f/22 - 100-ISO
Football / Soccer - 1/125 - f/4 - 1260 ISO
Lighting Strike - BULB - f/11 - 100 ISO
Full Moon - 1/250 sec - f/8 - 100 ISO
Moonlit Landscape - 4mins - f/5.6 - 100 ISO
Dusk Skyline - 1/30 sec - f/5.6 - 100 ISO
Night Skyline - 15 secs - F/5.6 - 100 ISO

Give it a try and happy shooting
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for the guide. I copied the info to Excel and created a small table - about 3 1/4" x 3" printed. I then wrapped it in transparent tape (poor man's laminator) and put it in my camera bag. Now if I can just remember to put my reading glasses in there too.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:32 AM
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. . . Now if I can just remember to put my reading glasses in there too.
I carry a small flat plastic Fresnel lens in my billfold.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:06 AM
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I carry a small flat plastic Fresnel lens in my billfold.
I was going to get a pair from the dollar store for my bag and will still do that but I like the idea of the flat lens in the billfold; good for any "emergency". Do you know where would one find something like that?
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:38 AM
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I don't remember where it came from; probably an advertising freebie. The outside measurement of its protective plastic envelop is about 2.5x3.5 inches. One could be cut from the 8x11 sheet magnifiers available in office supply stores. It might last longer carried in a checkbook rather than in a billfold. Another trick I once used is a series of pinholes in a small brass sheet carried in a billfold. Brass outlasts plastic lenses. A pinhole held close to the eye helps one focus closely. That is an old idea. It was published in the Saturday Evening Post when even I was young, and attributed to the writer's grandmother.
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