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Hi,

Wondering if there were any camera tripods you all would recommend or what you use to keep the camera perfectly still for your night shots. BTW - some really great shots. I'm very appreciative of the sharing of the fs, speed and other settings. Anybody ever haul out telescopes? How did that work out?
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uwe wrote:Hi,

Wondering if there were any camera tripods you all would recommend or what you use to keep the camera perfectly still for your night shots.
A good quality, sturdy one. Seriously, that's about it. If you buy a flimsy one, expect to get lesser results.
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Tory Wells wrote:
uwe wrote:Hi,

Wondering if there were any camera tripods you all would recommend or what you use to keep the camera perfectly still for your night shots.
A good quality, sturdy one. Seriously, that's about it. If you buy a flimsy one, expect to get lesser results.
And if you're anything like me, you'll break it pretty quickly. My cheap tripod didn't last long. If you're serious, get the best you can afford. You should be able to get a decent tripod for a reasonable price. I once used a Manfrotto that I believe wasn't too pricey. I use a Really Right Stuff tripod now, which is on the pricier side. You can always hang something from the tripod to give it more stability if it has a hook. I often do that when it's windy.

Also, don't forget to turn off image stabilization if your lens has it. I've forgotten to turn mine off before when I had my camera on a tripod, resulting in blurry images.
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Great weather recently, clear twilight, clear nights...
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The Bells and the June New Moon...
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Lost lake…f1.4 iso 3500 exp 25sec.
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Nice shot of the Slough and East Beckwith! Be nice to see it larger. :idea:

I recently started with night photography.....or at least I took a stab at it:

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Lost Lake CC
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Culebra
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Lost Lake, again.
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(3) 150 second exposures (guided)- ISO 1600 -stacked manually in photoshop.

The Pleiadies, or "the seven sisters"
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