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10th November 2007, 03:03 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/EB030940_600.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2)

The best from my first attempt at photographing fireworks with an SLR.
The E-510 did a good job of metering - but having read howTos on the web afterwards:o, it seems I should have used manual mode...
My excuse - I was too busy playing with the 7-14mm lens and its completely different view on life.;)

10th November 2007, 11:55 PM
Playing with such a nice new toy as the 7-14mm is a perfectly good excuse IMO :D

Here's a few I got - again first attempt at shooting such a subject:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/bonfire.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/40)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Fireworks-9.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/38)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Fireworks-10.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36)

Used an old OM fit Zeiss 35-70mm lens with a cheap eBay adaptor to the E-510. Full manual mode, focused at infinity (which is actually about 1mm short of the physical end-stop on the lens), f3.5 and 1 second exposure for the firework shots IIRC.


11th November 2007, 12:28 AM
Well done. Some really good atmospheric images.


11th November 2007, 08:37 AM
Yes, well done both. Wish I'd taken my camera to the fireworks now. Don't think the IS on the E510 could have coped though - I was a bit tipsy!

11th November 2007, 10:11 AM
It would have been a good test though!!!!

Please, I am not encouraging you to ty it!



11th November 2007, 08:03 PM
Magnumaniac - love your shots.

Did you use a tripod or hand hold with IS?
I'm too lazy to drag a tripod around...

11th November 2007, 09:28 PM
Thanks, used a tripod with a remote release cable - my hands aren't that steady to cope with a 1 sec exposure, even with the E-510's IS :)

It's a very lightweight cheap tripod that I got as a freebie about 5 years ago - ideal when the camera / lens combo is less than 1.5Kg, but not much use above that. I just pointed it in the general direction, set focus to infinity and clicked away with the remote release when it felt like a good time to do so :D