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pacman
10-04-2005, 09:51 PM
Hi, I love to take long exposures, but I been limited to do them at night only.

I own a Panasonic lumix FZ-10, and the smallest aperture I can get is F8; that's pretty good for nighshots, but if i want to do a day long exposure, the result is a totally white frame (soooooooo overexposed) :(

Should i get another camera if i ever wanna do a day long exposure? is this the proof that a bad camera not always brings good results even in an expert's hands? lol

thanks in advance :D

mkline
10-04-2005, 10:52 PM
Pacman,
Before you go out and get another camera just get yourself a neutral desnsity filter.I have 3 nd2 filters and depending on the lighting and the effect I want sometimes I use all 3 stacked.I have also heard about using polarizers for the same effect.Also if you can manually lower your iso setting that would help too,if you have a manual mode.Here's a pic I took at 1 sec shutter,f/9,ISO-100 without any filters.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/mulch64/0002a.jpg


Mike

roxydog
10-05-2005, 08:58 AM
Gidday
Excellent pic and advise Mike - i presume that would work if you wanted to take a moon shot with some scenery or is there an easier way?
Cheers Dom