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HardToFocus Registered since 28th Mar 2010Sun 28-Mar-10 03:47 AM
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"D5000 - Basic exposure control help"
Sun 28-Mar-10 03:49 AM by HardToFocus

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Went out today to try my hand at panning for the first time, and ran into a bit of problem that has nothing to do with Panning.


Equipment: D5000 w Kit lens (18-55mm VR)

ISO - 100 (Lo)
WB - Auto
Focus - Single Point / AF-S
Condition - Overcast

Try 1: Mode - Shutter speed

First chose 1/8 shutter speed. But the camera complained it was too bright. Tried taking a picture and was completely blown out.

Try 2: Mode - Manual

- Closed the aperture down as much as possible
- Still couldn't set shutter speed even as slow as 1/15
- After switching to 1/30 was able to take the picture, but still a bit overexposed

Question:
After choosing lowest possible ISO and smallest aperture, what other options do I have to be able to set the shutter speed a bit slower?

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sun 28-Mar-10 04:29 AM
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#1. "RE: D5000 - Basic exposure control help"
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Nevis, US
          

There are neutral density filters that could be used in this situation. They are available in different "strengths" (one stop, two stop, etc.).

Alan

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HardToFocus Registered since 28th Mar 2010Sun 28-Mar-10 04:38 AM
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I am still learning the controls, so I figured I was missing something.

Thanks for your help.

  

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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 2006Sun 28-Mar-10 04:47 AM
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If you have minimized both the ISO and the aperture, the shutter speed is what it is unless you put on some neutral density filters or a CP filter.

1/30 or so should be good enough for panning practice. What was your target? If your target is not moving fast enough for your light conditions, try getting closer, which will increase the angular velocity (or something like that).

Since you are shooting a moving target, you will want to be using AF-C instead of AF-S. That way your target remains in focus as it goes by.

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HardToFocus Registered since 28th Mar 2010Sun 28-Mar-10 05:16 AM
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My 7-year-old ran back-and-forth (hopefully this isn't considered child abuse). And just as you said, I got a much better effect when I moved closer. Still wasn't fast enough, but got a couple of pictures that might pass for panning.

Thanks for the tip on AF-C. Should I also change the auto-focus area from Single-point to Dynamic?

  

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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 2006Sun 28-Mar-10 11:13 PM
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Dynamic would probably be a good choice.

If you want to practice panning with larger, faster, and more predictable targets, then shoot passing cars from the sidewalk on a busy street with no on-street parking.

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