Shooting meteor shower - suggestions please

LundyD

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Has anyone here had any experience shooting video of meteor showers? Any tips for camera settings or lens suggestions? I'm mostly a stills shooter, but have dabbled in video just a bit. I'd be using a Panasonic DMC-GH4 and currently have an Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens and a Panny 25mm f/1.4. I also have a Panny 7-14mm f/4.0, but suspect it's far too slow for this application. I like the idea of using the fastest lens, but the lower probability of seeing a meteor in the smaller field of view is troubling, so the 12mm seems to me to be the best choice of these three. I'm really bummed that there's a full moon during the perseids shower this year.
 

MajorMagee

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My last experience with a meteor shower was that I didn't realize how much dew was falling from the sky until I came in out of the dark to find every image ruined by tiny drops of water covering the front lens element.
 

LundyD

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My last experience with a meteor shower was that I didn't realize how much dew was falling from the sky until I came in out of the dark to find every image ruined by tiny drops of water covering the front lens element.
Thanks, MajorMagee. I've read about lens warmers and small fans to avoid that problem, but it's something I haven't had to deal with so far.
 
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