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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Fri 10-Aug-12 09:33 PM
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Fri 10-Aug-12 09:35 PM by JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
          

I have tried this a few times, and might again this weekend. There is not really anything camera specific.

Tripod
Remote release
wide-ish angle lens

Focus can be a bit tricky. Using f/4 to f/5.6 to get a reasonable DOF for error purposes, I would focus manually on the stars if auto-focus does not work.

Set the camera in manual exposure mode for say, 20 second shutter speed and f/4. Adjust the ISO to get the exposure right.

I would recommend turning off any long-exposure noise reduction.

(When I get home I will check the settings of my previous outing.)

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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