Low light photography help needed

Started Jun 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Low light photography help needed
In reply to Amwajkayaker, Jun 3, 2012

Amwajkayaker wrote:

Thanks Mark. I don't have a solar filter! Do I really need one even at sunrise? I was hoping to catch it just as the sun rose over the horizon.

I think you'll easily manage a shot such as this one I randomly found on the internet:

According to the site where this is posted, this was shot with settings ISO 100, 1/6400 sec at f/5.6. The point is, the Sun is still so much overexposed that you will not see Venus. As a minimum put your lens at f/11 and if you have an 1/8000 sec shutter speed, use that too. You may of course be lucky that a layer of fog helps you out.
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