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What would be the suggested settings for my Tokina 11-16 for shooting the Perseids? ISO 800, F/4, 20 sec, 16mm?

Aug 10, 2011 13:51

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archer1960 wrote in post #12911080external link
What would be the suggested settings for my Tokina 11-16 for shooting the Perseids? ISO 800, F/4, 20 sec, 16mm?

I'd use 11mm. But your biggest problem will be the Full Moon, that's gonna wipe out all but the very brightest meteors.

Aug 11, 2011 05:12

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hollis_f wrote in post #12914927external link
I'd use 11mm. But your biggest problem will be the Full Moon, that's gonna wipe out all but the very brightest meteors.

Yeah, I know. I'm just going to try and see what happens. I've got a light pollution filter I'm going to play with, but that probably won't help any since the moon's light isn't in the same spectral bands as typical light pollution.

Aug 11, 2011 06:45

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All a moot point for me. Forecast is for rain and cloud.

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Did you have any success to share from the evening? I gave it a try but as mentioned the moon was pretty dominant. Got lucky a bit with the cloud cover except when it covered the stars as well :( lol

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Aug 16, 2011 20:27

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I went too wide, and caught the moon in shot! I set it all up on the remote timer and went to bed, so didn't discover my mistake until the morning..... One of my 210sec subs :)

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blindz24 wrote in post #12948047external link
Did you have any success to share from the evening? I gave it a try but as mentioned the moon was pretty dominant. Got lucky a bit with the cloud cover except when it covered the stars as well :( lol

- T.

Nope, not a single meteor in any image as far as I can tell. I didn't look at all them full-screen, but in the thumbnails I didn't see any. I saw a handful by eye both Thurs and Fri nights, but didn't catch any on camera.

Aug 17, 2011 07:09

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I posted in the photo sharing section Perseid thread, caught 5.

Aug 17, 2011 10:23 as a reply to archer1960's post 3 hours earlier.

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