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    Raindiamond51526 TPF Noob!

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    Hello,
    I have been wanting to buy a new camera for a long time. I really wanted to have a camera that I can use to take pictures of lightning, fireworks, and things like meteors. I don't really know much about photography. I'm still learning, and it's not coming to easy to me lol. I was wondering if the Canon Rebel K2 or 2T would work for these kind of pictures? I found out that those cameras are SLR, but I don't know if they have the other requirements that are needed for those types of pictures. Any other help or tips and whatever else you could tell me, would be soooo appreciated.

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    Stacey:mrgreen:
     
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    Both the T2 or the K2 would work for that. I have the T2 and did a fireworks shoot with it last year. I was still learning so they turned out like garbage, but it was fun :)

    What kind of budget do you have? For interesting fireworks and lightning shots you'll want a wide angle lens.

    If you have the money for it you might want to look into an XT or XTi with the kit lens, while not a great lens it'd suffice to learn with.

    Welcome to the forum btw :)
     
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    You don't need an SLR to shoot fireworks, lightning, or stars. All you need to do is with your existing camera, set it on a tripod, zoom it out all the way, and just keep pressing the shutter until the lightning strikes. The longer the exposure, the better, fewer pictures and more of a chance that you can catch more than one strike. same goes for meteors. For fireworks, it's similar, set it up on a tripod, point it where the fireworks are going to go off and press the shutter when the rockets go up.


    An SLR will photograph fireworks the same way your point and shooter will.
     
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    Thanks for your response! Am I gonna need one of those remote release thingy's also? Lol, you can tell I really don't know much about photography yet. I did say I was still learning :D!! Thanks for welcoming me to the forum.

    Well I have a point and shoot and I tried taking photo's of a fireworks show last year and they just didn't turn out right. I always thought you needed a SLR camera to take these kinds of photo's!
     

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