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#649717 - 08/10/2006 12:10 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Zacy-G Offline
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Registered: 28/08/2006
Posts: 848
Loc: Redcliffe, Queensland
ok AC, but i wont be able to make it to either of those unfortuneatly..

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#649718 - 11/12/2006 10:27 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
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Registered: 21/11/2006
Posts: 2
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#649719 - 11/12/2006 10:28 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Rossco92 Offline
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Registered: 21/11/2006
Posts: 2
Loc: VIctoria
what i do is make a video using any camera and then take a screen shot while playing the video.

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#649720 - 13/12/2006 16:08 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Grinch Offline
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Registered: 06/01/2004
Posts: 1165
Loc: ACT
eek

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#649721 - 13/12/2006 16:47 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
eternal rain Offline
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Registered: 10/07/2004
Posts: 5685
Loc: the great sydney desert
Yeah Rissco thats what i do to get my lightning shots (see my weather photography post). I usually play it in WMP then print screen, paste it into paint and save it as jpg to make the file size small.

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#649722 - 14/12/2006 07:44 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Leopold Offline
Member

Registered: 12/10/2004
Posts: 271
Loc: Greta - Hunter Valley - NSW
If you open the file in moivemaker, you can take a photo clip of an individual frame. Video captures in no way compare to proper still shots though

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#649723 - 15/12/2006 20:59 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Squid Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 03/09/2005
Posts: 9535
Loc: Murgon
i thihk i have the next model up form Zac I have got a fujifilm s602z and i am having alot of trouble gettig lightnign at night it keeps getting out of focus and i am getti quite frustrated is anyone able to help me here or has the help already been givin?

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#649724 - 15/12/2006 21:16 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
stormygirl Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2004
Posts: 4050
Loc: Melbourne, SE Burbs
Hey Squid,

Make sure you have the camera set to manual focus and focus it either to infinity or a distant light source near where the lightning is striking.
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#649725 - 16/12/2006 08:04 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Squid Offline
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Registered: 03/09/2005
Posts: 9535
Loc: Murgon
ok sorry i am a bit daft at this how do i set it to infinity? i will explain a bit on the top it has got recording, sp, auto, p,s, a, m and set which one of those do i put it 2?

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#649726 - 17/12/2006 21:48 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Zacy-G Offline
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Registered: 28/08/2006
Posts: 848
Loc: Redcliffe, Queensland
m - manual mode

i do use the video stills at the moment as well.

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#649727 - 17/12/2006 22:26 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Squid Offline
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Registered: 03/09/2005
Posts: 9535
Loc: Murgon
so when it is on manual mode it automaticaly is on infinity?

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#649728 - 19/12/2006 05:22 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
El Jefe Offline
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Registered: 01/01/2003
Posts: 945
Loc: Parap, NT
Hey squid.. I'm new at this too! laugh
I take it as nothing to do with what mode you're in! When mentioning Infinity, it's got to do with your focus and thereby your lens. When they talk about infinity, it means what you're focusing on and how far away that is!... for me infinity means as 'far' out as you can make your cams focus go; just keep turning the focus both ways and you'll soon see which is close and which is 'far'. With my cam(Canon EOS 350), I turn it all the way then re-adjust just a tad(it sounds more difficult than it really is) and come back in very slightly(just a squidgen.. so to speak eek ). That seems to work fine for me. eg;


ps.. sorry if ya know this already shocked smile

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#649729 - 19/12/2006 12:48 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Squid Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 03/09/2005
Posts: 9535
Loc: Murgon
ahh so what you are saying is set my focus as wide as it can go and then bring it in a tad?

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#649730 - 01/04/2007 12:47 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23724
Loc: Townsville
hey fellas i have like a 250 dollar camera for starting off and i need to know how to take pictues of lighting thanx
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#649731 - 01/04/2007 19:33 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Defiled Offline
Member

Registered: 19/09/2006
Posts: 164
Loc: Whyalla~S.A.
hey C4L, this helped me out when i started..

Click here

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#649732 - 01/04/2007 22:44 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
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Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 25/11/2002
Posts: 5788
I know the reply is a little late Squid laugh , but I had a 602 for ages. There is no reliable way to set infinity on the cam. I tried the lens cap and landscape method, manual focus and a few "ticks" back after daytime experimenting, but it was just hit and miss. About the best I ever got from the fuji was this one
Fuji 602 lightning
The camera was capable, the lens was sharp enough but the focus was hamstrung. It frustrated me so much I got a dslr. As much as I loved the little fuji (great colour and good daylight performance) I have not picked it up in over 2 years.
I have a rough and dirty tute on my website HERE that has worked for me over the years.
Email me if you want more info on the fuji 602.
laugh

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#649733 - 26/07/2007 18:57 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Zacy-G Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 28/08/2006
Posts: 848
Loc: Redcliffe, Queensland
thats pretty darn good. anyone know where i can get a good, cheap fisheye lens for my s5600?

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#649734 - 28/07/2007 11:28 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Shayne Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 26/01/2006
Posts: 5816
Loc: Cedar Grove SEQ
snoop eBay Zacy, just don't buy anything thats posted from hong kong, taiwan or china, you will be disappointed, if you don't know the brand of something Google the part number to find out more.

other then that there's always the local camera shops, expensive but quality.

i was lucky enough to get a Glanz .75X video wide angle converter and on my little Oly on full wide it provides near fish-eye images..
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#649735 - 28/07/2007 18:22 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Zacy-G Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 28/08/2006
Posts: 848
Loc: Redcliffe, Queensland
Ok thank you for the tip shayne, going to have a quick look now laugh

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#649736 - 28/07/2007 23:35 Re: Settings for Lightning Photography.
Zacy-G Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 28/08/2006
Posts: 848
Loc: Redcliffe, Queensland
I found this and should be ordering sometime this week laugh

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/42x-Wide-Angle-Fi...4QQcmdZViewItem

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