D800E Does Night Photo shoot RAF Northolt

Started Oct 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800E Does Night Photo shoot RAF Northolt
In reply to Astrophotographer 10, Oct 22, 2012

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

I like them. Although I personally would shoot that at F2.8, ISO6400 and a short shutter speed, picture control set to landscape or vivid. I guess you wanted a larger DOF but nothing of importance is behind the chopper. As a result the image seems a little soft compared to what this camera does.

I wonder why that is. Very slight movement from something. Did you use mirror lockup?

Still very nice photos - a different approach.


Hi, the light was such that ISO6400 would have meant 1/60th at f2.8 and within 10 minutes 1/15th at f2.8. All shots taken with tripod mounted camera and mirror lock up mode triggered with cable release. Original files are perfectly sharp at 100%. Shooting at 6400 ISO would have meant a greatly reduced dynamic range and limited ability to raise the shadow detail. Thanks for your comments anyway.

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