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Old 6th July 2015
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

Here's one off the Canon, from July last year. Exposure was 13 seconds at f18, ISO 100.

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It has captured the multiple strikes of the LH flash very effectively. That is where the smaller aperture helps. BTW, that was hand-held against the window.
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

well thanks for all the sensible ideas and i did grin at some of the less sensible ones
all the same cause i didn't even fully understand the sensible ones anyway ?
as i remember in the old days with film i used to use a cable release and set on bulb with the focus on nr infinity and aperture of f8 or similar then just keep firing away with various exposure times from 3-4 seconds up to 15-20 seconds, as i recall i did have some success but not a great deal
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

That's the advantage of digital - you can review instantly and delete all the "experiments".

Triggertrap is basically an advanced remote release, other options are avaliable, but the app makes life easier (I found) than other types of intervolmeter
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

Serious amounts of weather, right outside my bedroom window...

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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

What else do you expect in 'Rainham', Graham?
Lovely shot, and looks like it could be a lovely view in more clement weather too.
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

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What else do you expect in 'Rainham', Graham?
Lovely shot, and looks like it could be a lovely view in more clement weather too.

Thanks. Yes, it is part of the Ingreborne Valley and we overlook the old read beds of the water meadows. It's full of wildfowl etc., so gets quite a bit of attention.
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

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Serious amounts of weather, right outside my bedroom window...

WOW nice one; maybe a bit of dodging in foreground; water (??)
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Re: how to catch lightning on camera ?

I hope i'm not overstepping the line here; such a great image needs a little TLC
not meant to be perfect and just a guide to what is possible
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