Gun magazines often have pics of bullets right as they're leaving the barrel of firearms. How does one take such a picture? I'm guessing it's not possible with a D70, but has anyone attempted to take a picture like that?
If I were going to attempt it, I would set the camera on its fastest shutter speed, use a long lens (70-200 VR), focus it on the muzzle of the gun, set the self timer, and try to crank off a round right as the shutter opens. What do you guys think?
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Generally those tpye of shots are done in a dark room, camera on a tripod shutter on bulb. They will generally use some type of microphone to trigger a strobe that has a short duration to stop the action. Once the strobe fires the shutter is allowed to close.
Bullet pictures can be taken using the D70 but special flash and flash triggers are required. The standard flash does not have a flash duration short enough to capture the speeding bullet. Do a google search on Dr. Harold Edgerton the MIT pioneer of super high speed photography to learn more.
If in Boston, stop by the MIT museum which has an amazing array of displayed stuff from years gone by including a very nice exhibition on Dr. Edgerton's innovative techniques. You'd also see literally 'core rope' memory - tons of tiny strands of twisted/roped metal wires - used in the Apollo spacecraft computer system for the moon shots. And lots of other things. Some are interactive exhibits. All are intelligently presented with an element of fun.