A clear night in Michigan...

by Kerb76 February. 15, 2013 2927 views

I'm faced with a dilemma when shooting night skies… when ‘static’ stars are desired in a photo, I can only go as long as about 20 secs shutter duration. With my Tokina 12-24mm f4 wide open, and ISO 200, I get low-noise images but the insensitive nature of low-ISO results in dim stars…

Cranking up ISO and keeping aperture and shutter constant gives me brighter stars but more sensor noise…

Am I left with no choice but to spend an arm-and-leg on a faster wide-angle lens?!

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Msmphotography 8 years, 3 months ago

Bliss. You make america look awesome! I want to go back!

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Kristinmartin 8 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful night shots!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Art Bee 8 years, 4 months ago

I think these are amazing! Beautifully photographed! How serious are you about taking nightime photos? Count the cost....

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 4 months ago

Very attractive photography.
I especially like the first - a Christmas card effect.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 8 years, 4 months ago

I've tried to answer your dilemma in the forum. I do like these, BTW.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 8 years, 4 months ago

...beautiful light in the first one !

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
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