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Dec 13, 2012 21:13 |  #1

OK, I'm new to the 5D3 and noticed something strange when taking pictures of our Christmas Tree with the lights on. I was shooting inside tonight with no flash using the 5D3 with the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens.

I took 5 rapid fire shots of our tree - in the first three pictures there were missing lights on the tree - they were there, just not on. The last two pictures showed the same missing lights had magically turned on. These are red, blue, green and yellow LED lights - very bright to the eye.

I was shooting in manual mode with auto IOS that was around 12800


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Update - sorry about this premature post - I found the LED explanation on the web...


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Dec 13, 2012 21:19 |  #2

Aperture? And what ISO did the camera select for these five shots?

Also, were your lights steady or blinking?


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Dec 13, 2012 21:31 as a reply to  @ Daphatty's post |  #3

ISO 12800 and the aperture 4.0. No blinking lights.

I did find information on the subject here; http://www.holidayleds​.com …raph_led_christ​mas_lights (external link) Of course this was right after I posted my question.


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Dec 13, 2012 21:44 |  #4

Hate to tell you but all incandescent lights blink 120 times per second. What was your shutter speed? Or else you have magic lights. It is christmas time afer all.
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Dec 13, 2012 22:34 |  #5

I think the shutter speed was at 1/100. I did slow the shutter speed down after putting the ISO at 400. That fixed my "problem".


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Dec 13, 2012 22:44 |  #6

You speed was faster than the cycling lights :)


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Dec 13, 2012 23:09 |  #7

LED's flicker too. Just look at them and move your eyes left and right rapidly. You will see a dotted line and not a smooth one. LED's just show the 120AC faster than incandescent lights.


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Dec 13, 2012 23:39 |  #8

Bingo...you just got pwnt by Alternating Current. Please lodge your grievances with Thomas Edison. ;)


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Dec 14, 2012 01:28 |  #9
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Actually, you should lodge your grievances with George Westinghouse (external link).


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Dec 14, 2012 01:48 |  #10

A year ago, at our Festival of the Giving Trees at church, I did shot everything handheld at about 1/60th with my 60D and 24-105 f4L lens.

This year, I knew ahead of time what I'd be running into and had upgraded to a 5D3 a 2.5 weeks ago. So, I did everything on a tripod, 2 second delay, 16-35 f2.8L, ISO 1600, 1/30th or so (I don't remember the shutter speed). I shot the pix a week ago before they opened the doors to the public. The results were well worth it. I only had trouble with one tree that had 3 strings flashing...all at different rates!


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Dec 14, 2012 04:24 |  #11

The 16-35 also has a nice starburst effect on long exposures with Christmas lights :)




  
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Dec 14, 2012 09:42 as a reply to  @ londonbairn's post |  #12

Not Edison or Westinghouse....try Hippolyte Pixii in 1832. Tesla sold his AC patents to Westinghouse and Edison only promoted DC current (not an inventor of).


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Dec 14, 2012 10:08 |  #13

Something that might be helpful...back in film days many of us had a Jiffy Night Scene calculator that was first published by Popular Photography in the mid-1980's. The "New Jiffy Exposure Calculator" is more suited for digital cameras. Use the link to download the PDF, then print, cut out as indicated, assemble, and throw it in to the camera bag. If you get it printed at a print shop use a nice quality card stock. It is a great starting point for night time exposures. But remember to bracket.

PDF available at http://www.stacken.kth​.se/~maxz/files/jiffy.​pdf (external link)

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Dec 14, 2012 10:14 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #14


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Dec 14, 2012 10:18 |  #15

Of course, in the UK we have 50Hz AC, so the maths is slightly different ;-)a


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