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Old 08-15-2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Night time pictures take 2

Still not satisfied with them only number 1 came out okay. The truck pictures suck.

What I used:
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:02 AM
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cool pics
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Night time pictures take 2

Myke --

Regarding #1: for photos of this ilk, get a neutral density screw-on filter for the lens, dial the aperature all the way down, and do some 30 sec - 2 minute exposures. You'll like that result a lot better!
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:53 AM
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The 1st one would have been great if the shutter had been 10sec
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:10 AM
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What is the Iso set on for the truck photos?
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:54 PM
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Myke --

Regarding #1: for photos of this ilk, get a neutral density screw-on filter for the lens, dial the aperature all the way down, and do some 30 sec - 2 minute exposures. You'll like that result a lot better!
Would a UV filter be what I am looking for. I searched on ebay and found this http://cgi.ebay.com/3-Filter-55mm-UV...Camera_Filters

ISO was 400 on the truck photos
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:53 AM
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Would a UV filter be what I am looking for. I searched on ebay and found this http://cgi.ebay.com/3-Filter-55mm-UV...Camera_Filters
Nope. You want a neutral density filter -- what it does is reduce the amount of light coming into the lens without adding any artifacts or distorting the image/colors in any way. For the specifics behind the concept, check out the Wikipedia article.

What you want to be able to do is take a good, long exposure without overexposing the film (or the CCD imager in your digital camera). You might want to pick up a handful of them, actually -- as different ND filters can be used in different situations. You also might consider a couple of graduated neutral density filters to allow you to properly expose ground objects without washing out the sky/clouds in landscape photographs. I've been pretty happy with the Tiffen filters I've used in the past -- you can expect decent quality from them.
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Aux1 & Aux2 inputs on factory AM/FM/CD/Cassette
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:47 PM
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Nope. You want a neutral density filter -- what it does is reduce the amount of light coming into the lens without adding any artifacts or distorting the image/colors in any way. For the specifics behind the concept, check out the Wikipedia article.

What you want to be able to do is take a good, long exposure without overexposing the film (or the CCD imager in your digital camera). You might want to pick up a handful of them, actually -- as different ND filters can be used in different situations. You also might consider a couple of graduated neutral density filters to allow you to properly expose ground objects without washing out the sky/clouds in landscape photographs. I've been pretty happy with the Tiffen filters I've used in the past -- you can expect decent quality from them.
Went and got one locally today. Paid 16 for it. I am gonna try to go out tonight and take pictures.
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