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Bimjo

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Since nobody else has burst the bubble yet I guess I'll start. Post 'em up if ya got 'em!

5N w/Vivitar 24/2.8, all heavily cropped. Wider views on my blog.

fireworks120704_19.jpg
NEX-5N    ----       f/1.0    3s    ISO 100


fireworks120704_20.jpg
NEX-5N    ----       f/1.0    2s    ISO 100


fireworks120704_21.jpg
NEX-5N    ----       f/1.0    3s    ISO 100


fireworks120704_22.jpg
NEX-5N    ----       f/1.0    3s    ISO 100


fireworks120704_23.jpg
NEX-5N    ----       f/1.0    3s    ISO 100
 

Bimjo

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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. These turned out much better than my last effort several years ago. Wind makes a huge difference and there was none last night.

Shuuter speed was very variable- I had the camera on bulb and just winged it. Mostly between 1 and 6 seconds, though even the long ones were only 1-1.5 of exposure to the fireworks, the rest was taken up in following the trail as it ascended. The NEX series really needs a wired remote.

I wish I had taken my Tamron 28-75 with me. I could have used the zoom. Though the Vivitar acquitted itself quite well I think. These are all between 1500 & 1800 pixel crops before resizing, shot in RAW.

I didn't use the kit lens because I didn't want to futz with trying to focus manually it in the dark. Silly, but there ya go. :)
 

Bimjo

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Well, well, well, it appears that my infrared remote does do bulb mode. Press once to open the shutter, press again to close. Cool! I already have 2 of them and they only have 2 buttons. Pretty much idiot proof. That's a good thing. :)
 

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great pics Bimjo - and thanks to freddytto for the info on the remote, I can order one today and should have it before the end of the week.
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