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Best Entry dSLR for Night Time shots
What entry dSLR camera is best for taking night time shots?.

As most of the time I get to take photos is at night..

Thanks..

Comments (7)

You didn't say if you wanted to do night time landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, paparazzi, astrophotography, or what..

Whatever kind of camera you get, make sure it has (1) manual controls, (2) a bulb setting [which lets you hold the shutter open all you want], and (3) you can use a remote release. Learn the basics of how Light, Aperture, Sensitivity, and Time affect your exposure ( http://halley.cc/photo/last.html )..

Get or borrow a cheap tripod first, then consider upgrading once you learn what you like and don't like about the cheap tripod. The same goes for your investment in a camera..

Experiment, experiment, experiment..

[ e d @ h a l l e yc c ] http://www.halley.cc/pix/..

Comment #1

Cool thx mate will have a read of the link when I get back from work.

I would like to do shots in clubs, landscape, sun sets, cityscapes and also astrotography..

Comment #2

Nebulaflux wrote:.

Cool thx mate will have a read of the link when I get back from work.

I would like to do shots in clubs, landscape, sun sets, cityscapesand also astrotography.

Hi.

Ok Just about any dslr would be fine for you though since those things do not need a fast motordrive. You would be better off with a camera that has a good iso 1600 at least and preferably a useable iso 3200..

I can highly reccomend Pentax 6mp dslrs (K100d and K100d super or earlier ones second hand). Nikon 6mp cameras would be fine also...same sensor...I would go with the D50 or D70s over the D40 due to the lack of focus motor but thats me..

The 8mp Canons would be good as well, though a little more expensive..

The entry 10 and 12 mp cameras at the moment do not have iso 3200 and while newer is normally better, for low light may not always be the case. (the new coming Pentax K200d does not have 3200 I believe and I do not think the new Nikon and Canon s etc do either)..

More expensive cameras above entry level mostly do have more mpixels AND good high iso, but for a good, simple, low light camera the K100d is fine. it has it's limitations...small buffer, slow autofocus (both not problems for me...99.9% of my photos are in single af only and not continous..

You should get a hold of as many cameras as you can and see which feels right for you..

The K100d is great for club photos used for publication in newspapers and websites and what I mainly use it for(to date) photos of bands and the like..

Was going to include samples of each of the type of photos that you say you want the camera for, but would only show MY limitations....not the cameras...eg tilted horizon for sunsets....oh well here are SOME..

This was with an old 300mm m42 lens and with a an old 3x convertor so you would get much better with a better lens.

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This is a landscape taken with the lens wide open...again...MY limitation not the cameras..

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Neil.

Link back to flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/26884588@N00/..

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Before the Sony fans complain , yes the new entry A200 (and the A300 and A350 do have iso 3200)..

It may be very good but it may also just be for bragging rights (like I suspect the new pentax K20d has iso 6400)....I look forward to seeing the results...especially the 14mp ccd A350, if they can get a decent iso 3200 from a ccd (rather than cmos) at THAT mp level then kudos to Sony....and a vast improvement over the A100 (which is an excellent camera...just not at higher isos)..

I feel I still may prefer the 6mp sony chip Pentax and Nikon cameras though...time will tell..

Neil..

Comment #4

Neil,.

I tend to agree about the 6mp Pentax, I own the K100d and boy am I pleased with the night shots..

For the benefit of the original poster I include a few night shots, they are all hand held. Bless the IS.Richard.http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/richardspencer.

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Comment #5

Find a good low light lens and get a camera that fits..

Shoot...

Comment #6

Long time exposures are much better at low ISO, so BULB shutter option, remote control for shakeless release, etc. etc. count more in long time shot setups..

Only if "night time" and "movement freeze" add up as the scenario, does better HI ISO performance kick in. the latest Canon, Sony and Nikon CMOS based releases (450D, 40D, A700 D300) do good here..

For club photography, the Sony A700 seems to fare well with it's solid AWB performance. One example:.

Http://forums.dpreview.com/...forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=26634906Ralf- too lazy for hosting an online gallery..

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