First attempt at fireworks.

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by tkcrabtree, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. tkcrabtree

    tkcrabtree Mu-43 Rookie

    May 4, 2012
    Decided to try and get a few photos of fireworks tonight. I had to kludge my setup together by mounting the OM-D on a flimsy camcorder tripod from work, while operating bulb mode without a remote. Due to traffic I had to view them from 3/4 mile away over the top of the downtown buildings so no wide angle views were to be had. I had a hell of a time trying to figure out infinity focus on the 12-50 kits lens, not sure that I ever got it right.

    P7040082 by tkcrabtree77, on Flickr

    P7040080 by tkcrabtree77, on Flickr

    P7040079 by tkcrabtree77, on Flickr

    P7040078 by tkcrabtree77, on Flickr
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  2. Farcanalman


    Feb 12, 2012
    Nice results...

    Did you happen to take note of what your settings were?

  3. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    I'm surprised at the amount of wobble, even if it was mounted on a cheaper tripod. Did you turn off the IBIS? It should be turned off when mounted to a tripod. I had steadier luck handheld up to 1 second with the kit 12-50mm.
  4. tkcrabtree

    tkcrabtree Mu-43 Rookie

    May 4, 2012
    It was set at ISO 200 F11 and 50mm. From what I could tell shooting in bulb mode turned ibis off automatically. Lack of a remote has a lot to do with the wobble factor in would guess, since I was holding down the shutter button the whole time manually. It was just for kicks anyway, and I'm currently tripod shopping, just didn't have one yet.
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    If I had a guess, it could be the shutter causing the wobble. Still pretty neat, though.
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