K-5 Blurry Night Shots WITH Tripod

Started Apr 30, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Night shooting has the odds stacked against you.
In reply to SirSeth, May 2, 2014

I don't think most people realize how much understanding and planning a really good night shot takes to achieve. Especially those brilliant shots of the milky way. This is the domain of photo technicians who are willing to distance every obstacle as far as possible from their goal. That means a tripod and head rated for at least twice the weight, never extending the center column, hanging weights from the tripod to reduce wind and shutter effects. Using mirror lockup and remote shutter release or time delay, dark frame subtraction, MF with distance scale on the lens, and showing up when the atmosphere, location, lighting, and weather is just so. There are people who really like this type of challenge. We look forward to seeing how it works out for you.



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What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

Thanks Seth,

I have two questions:

1. Do I do MLU, and use the remote together?

2. I'm still unsure about DFS. Is it a program line in the menus?

Also, I don't have tripod weights. What do people use? I only have three lenses with distance scales. They are 28-50-55mm M and M42 primes. Will they do?


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