Night shot recommendations

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  1. Datsun

    Datsun TPF Noob!

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    I need a camera for fast action night shots. I want really clear, good shots. Something that is small and fits in my pocket or around my wrist. Can somebody please recommend something? :D
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you want clear shots of action at night, you will most likely need to use flash...so get a camera that has a powerful flash, or one what will allow you to use an accessory flash.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Night / low light, action and fits in your pocket are not often spoken together
     
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    You will need a camera with fast lens such as f/1.4 or 2.8. Also a tripod is a must if shooting in a low light with long exposure.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I recommend this digital camera with this lens.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    +1
     
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    wamguy89 TPF Noob!

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    All this can be yours for just under $16,000, too!! :mrgreen:

    But what kind of night shots? Long exposure, no flash, flash? With a flash, you can get good pictures in low light settings, but if you want to use natural light, you're going to need an aperture like the ones mentioned above (1-3 stops)...
     
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    So do we all....
     
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    Haha very true, very true...
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Check out the red. Forget long shutter speeds.
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How big are your pockets? :lol:
     

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