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Jun 29, 2012 06:47 |  #1

Ok ok I know about the fireworks mode on the G12. My question is should I be better of using that vs manual mode? Also can I get away with using a Mono pod? I wish I have the shutter release already so I dont have to worry about this. I also have a 350D. Am I better off using this?


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Jun 29, 2012 07:30 |  #2

If you want fireworks shots with multiple burst forget about the fireworks setting and put the camera on a tripod, set it to manual, use settings of about f8 and ten to fifteen seconds and an ISO of 80. It would also help to use a remote release on the shutter. The fifteen second time is debatable, you don't really want more then two or maybe three bursts on a frame. Don't forget to set the focus on infinity.


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Jun 29, 2012 07:44 |  #3

At what point do I press the shutter? When the fireworks launches or at the time it explodes?


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Jun 29, 2012 07:46 |  #4

Mix it up, but generally when it's launched.


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Jun 29, 2012 09:08 |  #5

Excellent advise from all. F/8 should be perfect. Using a larger aperture will make the lines of the bursts thicker, using a smaller aperture will thin them out a bit. Of course, aperture is also somewhat dependent on your chosen focal length.

Remember, if the sky is really dark, there is (very) little exposure done until the burst fills the sky, so if you open the shutter as the burst is launched, it should work out fine. Use a tripod, not a monopod.

One advantage of the G12 is that you can see (more or less) what bursts are in your frame by looking through the viewfinder during the exposure time! (can't even do that with an SLR!)

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Jul 03, 2012 00:05 |  #7

Thanks for the follow-up showing how you did!


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Jul 03, 2012 10:57 |  #8

Nice what city is that ? The first one is the best of the two.


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