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    Tell us what kit you have.....this may help users in the setup for DSLR's who are new to the big cameras and might want help in the setup, i know i do with mine as ive not used it that much and im going to WDW in oct. so if you have any tip you may want to share please post in here

    so i will get the ball rolling i have

    Canon 400D
    Sigma 70 - 300mm APO DG Macro Telephoto
    Sigma 17 - 35 Ultra Wide Angle
    Canon Kit Lens
    Canon 50mm Fixed Lens

    what i could use is help with night shots especially for the fire works.. any help would be appreciated
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    Well at the moment,

    DW has Canon d400
    tamron 28-75
    canon 50mm 1.4

    I have
    Nikon D300
    Nikon D3
    14-24 f2.8
    24-70 f2.8
    70-200 f2.8
    50mm 1.8
    105mm macro 2.8

    what i could use is help with night shots especially for the fire works.. any help would be appreciated
    Fireworks are always tough.... the best solution is to put the camera somewhere where it can stay absolutely still. A tripod is ideal but difficult at Disney :) so a wall would do and you can get a little beanbag to keep cameras steady and level on not to great surfaces.

    Then you can set the focus to infinity on the lens, or focus on something a lonnnng way away and if possible, tell it not to refocus. That way, it wont try and focus on something closer.

    Then, you can choose "B" mode on the shutter which will keep the shutter open whilst you hold the button down, press and keep the shutter open for a few bursts and then close it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 671
    Well at the moment,

    DW has Canon d400
    tamron 28-75
    canon 50mm 1.4

    I have
    Nikon D300
    Nikon D3
    14-24 f2.8
    24-70 f2.8
    70-200 f2.8
    50mm 1.8
    105mm macro 2.8



    Fireworks are always tough.... the best solution is to put the camera somewhere where it can stay absolutely still. A tripod is ideal but difficult at Disney :) so a wall would do and you can get a little beanbag to keep cameras steady and level on not to great surfaces.

    Then you can set the focus to infinity on the lens, or focus on something a lonnnng way away and if possible, tell it not to refocus. That way, it wont try and focus on something closer.

    Then, you can choose "B" mode on the shutter which will keep the shutter open whilst you hold the button down, press and keep the shutter open for a few bursts and then close it.

    ok cheers keith i will take a look on the camera and manual to try and set to infinity and try it out


    mmmm just looked on the camera there isnt a B mode on the dial :o lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 672
    ok cheers keith i will take a look on the camera and manual to try and set to infinity and try it out


    mmmm just looked on the camera there isnt a B mode on the dial :o lol
    Thats true <G> You have to put it into Tv mode and then select B (I'll check on DWs 400 later for exact procedure because would be useful to do a simple for everyone firework shot guide I think! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMouse, post: 673
    Thats true <G> You have to put it into Tv mode and then select B (I'll check on DWs 400 later for exact procedure because would be useful to do a simple for everyone firework shot guide I think! :)
    a guide would be a great idea for new DSLR users, and i think this is one of the more often that not used modes at night mainly for firework shots thx MM :)
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    Ours isn't all that fancy lol

    Kodak EasyShare p850
    tripod, travel printer....extra memory cards....that sort of thing.

    Years ago we had a rather nice set up, much older camera...did alot of black and white photos with it. We still have it..just having a devil of a time finding someone to repair it. The mirror gets stuck, causing some wonky shots....

    she's a minolta...full metal body...lovely old girl. Hate having to put her down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepinCatz, post: 697
    Ours isn't all that fancy lol

    Kodak EasyShare p850
    tripod, travel printer....extra memory cards....that sort of thing.

    Years ago we had a rather nice set up, much older camera...did alot of black and white photos with it. We still have it..just having a devil of a time finding someone to repair it. The mirror gets stuck, causing some wonky shots....

    she's a minolta...full metal body...lovely old girl. Hate having to put her down...
    its a camera thats all that matters

    can you not lean to one side to compensate for the wonkiness lmao!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepinCatz, post: 697
    Years ago we had a rather nice set up, much older camera...did alot of black and white photos with it. We still have it..just having a devil of a time finding someone to repair it. The mirror gets stuck, causing some wonky shots....

    she's a minolta...full metal body...lovely old girl. Hate having to put her down...
    Minolta did some REALLY great ones! I'm really into black and white shots at the moment, I think with all the digitals around, I get all coloured out sometimes LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 699
    can you not lean to one side to compensate for the wonkiness lmao!!!!
    :D

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    I know the feeling :). I would take our Minolta out to some of the local cemetaries back in Alexandria and take some shots....they have some lovely statues and headstones in the old ones.
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