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Jun 28, 2006 12:05 |  #1

Just got a new Rebel XT (my retirement gift :lol:!!) after 30 years with a konica autorelex T. Any suggestions for setting on the Rebel for taking shots of commericail fireworks on the 4th of July??

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Jun 28, 2006 12:32 |  #2

use a tripod, then set to manual exposure,shutter speeed 4 seconds(if you dont have a remote cable release) ISO 100 @ F8. these settings worked well for me the last couple of years. what i did was click the shutter at liftoff,and with the 4 seconds setting it would allow me to capture the burst.if that seems to short you could increase to 6 seconds. hope this helps,and im sure others will have good suggestions too


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Jun 28, 2006 12:53 as a reply to  @ wolverinesr1's post |  #3

Do those setting work for all lighting conditions? Such as, up here in Alaska it is still daylight late at night when everyone shots off their big displays. Or are those settings for pitch black dark nights?

Thanks for any info. you might have.


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Jun 28, 2006 12:59 |  #4

those settings are for pitch dark. i must say i have never been faced with taking any in daylight


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Jun 28, 2006 13:11 |  #5

RWK - I'd just make sure you are on ISO 100 - Use F16 meter the sky see what you get - you don't need to always shoot at 4 seconds - sometimes the results are cool - but a lot of times freezing the burst is neat as well - just time it right if you have a shorter expsore. . .


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Jun 28, 2006 18:08 as a reply to  @ aparmley's post |  #6

Hi there,

Ok, thanks for the info. I just checked the calendar, I probably won't be in a town that has a fireworks display. Here were I live, they just don't do it because of the daylight. They usually put on a display in Nov. to kick off the Christmas Season. I thought I was going to be a work and in that town they do have a display. Some people started early and had some great blasts this past weekend, of course during the daylight.


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Jun 28, 2006 19:38 |  #7

Don't forget to focus to infinity.


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Jun 28, 2006 20:00 |  #8

between the 50mm and 70-200 f4 L, what's best for fireworks ?


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Jun 28, 2006 20:12 as a reply to  @ equetefue's post |  #9

equetefue wrote:
between the 50mm and 70-200 f4 L, what's best for fireworks ?

I think it would depend on how close you are and whether or not you want to capture the entire sequence or just the explosions. But I'd say mainly how close you are going to be to the action.


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Jun 28, 2006 20:21 |  #10

I used my 50 last year and it was too long. But I was pretty close to a very large display - St. Louis.


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Jun 28, 2006 21:06 |  #11

Step 1 : Manual focus to infinity

Step 2: Preferably shoot in manual mode, adjust exposure to 5-10 sec and bring up the required aperture to get a visible but fairly dark shot before the fireworks.

Step 3: When fireworks start, chimp away to glory :) Adjust if required

Step 4: Watch the fireworks and just keeping squeezing the trigger when you hear the pop of the shot being fired. If you can hear that, you'll have to rely on luck and instinct.

BTW, fireworks go on for a reasonably long time and so you will have the chance to adjust during the show. Standing near other 'professionals' also helps as you can check settings.


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Jun 28, 2006 23:01 as a reply to  @ kram's post |  #12

IMAGE: http://static.flickr.com/49/174555126_22ee993388_o.jpg

ISO: 200
Aperture: 13
Exposure: bulb
For this shot: 11 sec.

I used my remote switch.

50mm. might not work well, depending on your distance. I tried using my 24-70mm at a distance of 200-300m away but still too close. my kit lense worked well for that distance using 18mm.

Hope this helps.

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Jun 30, 2006 00:16 |  #14

This also seems very relevant to the thread.

http://digital-photography-school.com …-to-photograph-fireworks/ (external link)


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Jun 30, 2006 01:18 |  #15

best bet (if you have one) is to use the 17-85 IS or 24-105l IS. lets you take pictures w/o tripod. key is to listen to the music, since they always have fireworks linked to music. leave the lenses in the 17-35mm range and it should be fine @ 1/2 to 2s exposures. and you really don't need f16 unless you plan on extended exposures longer than IS allows. iso 100 and f8 will produce sharp (kind of pointless because you want to blur it anyway) extended trails, whos length depends on the speed of the explosion.

another tip, shoot early, later in shows, you WILL get a lot of smoke and such in the background, even on a fairly windy day.


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