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Initial post: 2 Apr 2013 17:54:46 BDT
Mrs F says:
As a total amateur currntly using a point and shoot I am looking for advice on which camera would be best to photograph the Northern Lights. What features should I look for? Does it have to be DSLR or would a bridge camera do? Any help appresciated.

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 18:09:31 BDT
ChrisJ says:
It doesn't NEED to be any more than your current camera.
To get the best photos, however, you will want manual metering capabilities and a Bulb capability (lens will stay open for as long as you are holding it). Which also means you MUST have a tripod and remote or cable release.

Manual metering is also a good way of spoiling every photo if you get wrong! So lots of practise needed.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 22:27:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Apr 2013 22:28:42 BDT
L. Currie says:
Just back from a week in north Finland. Got great pics of the aurora. Used canon 7d. Settings as follows.. Bulb, iso 500, f4' exposure 18 seconds, increased iOS to 1000 and reduced exposure to 8 seconds. Focus should be on infinity. Good luck...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013 22:39:46 BDT
Link please

Posted on 5 Apr 2013 13:21:41 BDT
L. Currie says:
Link??

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 18:56:27 BDT
To your web album of pics of the northern lights.

Posted on 11 Apr 2013 04:38:33 BDT
B. Patterson says:
I spent a few wonderful nights in Iceland on February shooting them. I followed the advice on this website which gave me some tips I hadn't thought of: http://www.alaskaphotographyblog.com/how-to-photograph-the-northern-lights-with-a-digital-camera/

Btw, I've no association with the author linked above.
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