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POTN G-Series Speed Challenge # 677: Your Best Photo From 2017!

 
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Feb 20, 2018 21:11 |  #16

Believe it or not, I just set it to 25s exposure with a 10s countdown, balanced it on a canoe seat, propped up the camera with my wallet to get a reasonable angle toward the horizon, hit the shutter and crossed my fingers. I did that maybe, 7 times or so. Worked through a range of shutter speeds between 10 and 30 seconds. I got 3 keepers but the one I posted was my favorite.

I've been really happy with those kinds of shots on the G7X. I've got a few more from other evenings that turned out equally well as far as clarity goes on the stars.


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Feb 21, 2018 03:48 |  #17

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Believe it or not, I just set it to 25s exposure with a 10s countdown, balanced it on a canoe seat, propped up the camera with my wallet to get a reasonable angle toward the horizon, hit the shutter and crossed my fingers. I did that maybe, 7 times or so. Worked through a range of shutter speeds between 10 and 30 seconds. I got 3 keepers but the one I posted was my favorite.

I've been really happy with those kinds of shots on the G7X. I've got a few more from other evenings that turned out equally well as far as clarity goes on the stars.

Thanks for your response - but you still have not said what your focusing setup was.

I live the way you set up your makeshift tripod! Perhaps if it had not involved some money, it would not have worked :-P


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Feb 21, 2018 11:38 |  #18

Haha right, I think there was about $35 in the wallet. Helps for sure.

Focusing.... I'm not sure what the settings were, but nothing exotic. Looking back at the manual I don't believe I've ever changed any of the settings. Basic AF, focused on the treeline on the horizon refired AF until the live view showed something that looked ok. I may have used MF, but I don't think so. In general, I didn't worry about that too much - I was far more concerned about shutter time, framing, and keeping my half-drunk friends from jostling my "tripod".


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Feb 21, 2018 12:59 as a reply to  @ Logan7's post |  #19

Thank you for that. :-)

I must remember always to have my wallet in future!


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