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d7000808 Registered since 10th Dec 2010Thu 24-Feb-11 05:46 PM
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"Shooting Lightning"


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Last night we had spectacular lightning. Never attempted it before. Used combinations of "scene / night landscape" mode and mirror lock up. Shutter did not release when depressing button. What should I have done?

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Thu 24-Feb-11 06:03 PM
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#1. "RE: Shooting Lightning"
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What position is your "Focus Mode" switch set to?

What was your "AF-C Priority Selection" set to?



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d7000808 Registered since 10th Dec 2010Thu 24-Feb-11 08:35 PM
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#2. "RE: Shooting Lightning"
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Thu 24-Feb-11 08:36 PM by d7000808

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Focus Mode set to AFA. Should I set it to AFC? Seems like lens was searching to focus when depressing shutter button.

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Thu 24-Feb-11 08:53 PM
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#3. "RE: Shooting Lightning"
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Unless you have something in the foreground that you also want to be sharp, the usual method for lightning is to switch to manual focus and set the lens to infinity.

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d7000808 Registered since 10th Dec 2010Fri 25-Feb-11 01:36 AM
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#4. "RE: Shooting Lightning"
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Thanks Brian,

I'll note that down. I've checked some online info but wanted also wanted something specific to the D7000. Lost a great opportunity last night.

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