Night Photography Help

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  1. as280607

    as280607 TPF Noob!

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    I just had a quick question. I use a Nikon D90 and when I'm taking a long exposure, say more then a second, it takes that same time for a picture to come back up. So if I take a 30 second exposure it takes 30 seconds for the picture to come up. But I have a friend who uses a Nikon D60 and his pictures come up right away. So by the end of the night he usually gets about 3x as many photographs as I do. Its killing me since I do lightning photography. Any help?

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds to me like your HIGH ISO Noise Reduction is on.
     
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    Is that it? will that give it a lot more noise if I turn it off?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know if that's it or not; but it does sound like it. Check your manual to find out where it's located in your camera's menu and then, assuming it's on, turn it off and find out. I know nothing about the D90's noise characteristics. Noise can often be mitigated in post.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    did you post this question elsewhere, as i responsed earlier but this message isn't here.

    If not , strange things happening.

    ANyway i had suggested the noise reduction as well; which isn't the point now, but just checking if i am going mad :)
     
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    it's long exposure noise reduction. the camera makes a dark frame for the same time as the regular exposure and subtracts the noise from the original exposure. on the 12mp sensor in the D300/5000/90, you don't really need this on unless you're going over about 5 minutes.
     

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