Star trails tonight! C&C

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  1. TJ K

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    Ok so since I don't have the d300 yet with interval shooting it was just me my camera and a stop watch for about 2 hours. Let me know what you all think thanks!

     
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    Pretty damn cool. How did you pull it off?
     
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    first was the grueling task of taking all the pics sitting in a lawn chair half asleep waiting for 30s to pass then clicking the remote then falling asleep and then realizing uh oh i have to click the shutter again lol for about 2 hours and then battery died. Came inside and taught myself how to use windows movie maker and sped it up to .125 of a second per frame and uploaded it to youtube. Boy what a long night haha and soon i'll be back out for that meteor shower :thumbup: :lol:
     
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    holy crap. That sounds horribly boring, but the final product is cool.

    What mode did you shoot in?
     
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    Ya it was but as i took more pics and saw how cool it was looking i just stuck with it.
    They were shot in manual
    25s
    f/4
    At first it was thirty but about 1/2 way through guess i hit the dial and it went to 25 but nothing noticeable thank goodness haha!
     
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    Yeah, seriously. I could only imagine if you had gone that far only to have it get messed up :lol:

    Thanks for the settings, I am going to try and get some star trails.
     
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    alright sweet! Have fun and don't fall asleep haha :thumbup:
    tj
     
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    Very cool!
    What lens did you use? I think if you use a wider lens, the final result should be much less choppy. Check out the settings this guy used.
     
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    That was good a good video :D
    Any signs of ET flying around lol

    off topic there's a very large protected farm area near me over 300 acres or so there was two guys from MUFON out here camping out with the camera in hopes of catching the mysterious ufo's over NJ/PA that are supposively being reported, there is so much air traffic over the sky's I don't understand how they can come up with oh I think that's a UFO :confused:
     
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    Has nothing to do with it being choppy. I waited to long on some to click the shutter again. Please tell me though how a wider lens would make it less choppy i'm up for listening to what you think.
     

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