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#1 carld

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:42 PM

What are your suggestions for an inexpensive camera for good night time shooting.  I quit buying cameras after breaking one and accidentally throwing another over a cliff.  I was climbing in CO and had the my Nikon camera around my neck along with coils of rope.  As I pulled each coil off I accidentally grabbed the camera and tossed it.  After that I have been relying on my iphone 6 and a rugged Canon Power Shot SX150.  I'm thinking something like the Nikon COOLPIX L340.

 


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#2 Happyjax

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:21 PM

http://www.lonelyspe...ography-review/

 

This looks like a good prospect :)


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 03:50 AM

Great website.  I guess I need to study it a bit.  Never been great with a camera and the price tag to start again looks a bit painful.  In the past I haven't got the use out of the cameras I bought.  Both my brothers take great shots.  Gave an expensive Sony to one and a Go Pro to the other because they were just collecting dust just here.  Guess I'll hold off.  I like the website, see what there is to learn and experiment  with what I got.  

 

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#4 Lighthawk

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:20 PM

When you say good night time shooting, what does that mean to you? Long exposures generally require a tripod. Low light can be hand held with fast glass (f2.8 or better), higher iso and image stabilization, which can allow down to 1/15th sec hand held.

For climbing the canon G series or Fuji X series have been good for me.
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#5 ETAV8R

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

I'll give a thumbs up for the G-Series. The newest, G-16, has night features. Wish I had held out, instead I got the G-15. But I've got a 6D for my nighttime shots now.

Lonelyspeck is a great website.


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 01:24 AM

Thanks for the information.   Now I'm hooked.   I got a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III from Amazon for $650 plus case for about $50 for my trip to Alaska.  Unfortunately is not very dark in Alaska in the summer time.  But I got some nice shots traveling there and back.  Now Im back in Texas and cant wait to get on the road again. Headed to Colorado next week.    In a year or so after I've used most of the capacity of the RX100 III  I'm looking at the Sony a7s, with a f1.4 14mm lens.  Here is the very first night shot I took and a few others.  The last one was close to summer solstice and the moon had just gone down while the sun was starting to rise.

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#7 Lighthawk

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 04:29 AM

Those Devil's Tower shots are great, carld.  Looks like you are hooked.  Sony has some great sensors and f1.4 is about as good as it gets.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:04 PM

Nikon D3300 with its basic kit lens Nikon 18-55mm
It's little more expensive but worth it.

 Maybe you will also like these  - How to shoot night events and how to edit night photos in Photoshop http://weedit.photos...s-in-photoshop/


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