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Old 05-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #16
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Pixel Dust, Is there any diffrence between the 2? I did a search for ML-L3 & found 2 remotes. The picture shows the same remote for both, I found them on bestbuy.com

Nikon - Wireless Remote for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Model: ML-L3
SKU: 7191077
$29.99


Nikon - ML-L3 Wireless Infrared Shutter Release Remote with 40.5mm UV Filter
Model: 4730-63230-KIT
SKU: 4234358
$29.95
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:12 AM   #17
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Pixel Dust, Is there any diffrence between the 2? I did a search for ML-L3 & found 2 remotes. The picture shows the same remote for both, I found them on bestbuy.com

Nikon - Wireless Remote for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Model: ML-L3
SKU: 7191077
$29.99


Nikon - ML-L3 Wireless Infrared Shutter Release Remote with 40.5mm UV Filter
Model: 4730-63230-KIT
SKU: 4234358
$29.95
It appears to be the exact same remote. The second one is a kit that comes with a filter, cleaning kit, and microfiber cloth. Most likely that filter won't fit on any lens you have. It's a small filter size. Though with the cleaning kit and cloth, it just might be worth it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #18
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The other thing you might want to look in to is a Neutral Density (ND) filter. This allows you to keep the shutter open for a very long time, allowing you to then capture several "bursts" of fireworks on one frame. Here are a few examples that were shot with a 6 (or 8 - can't remember) stop ND filter:

52 second exposure, f10, ISO 400


74 second exposure, f8, ISO 400


B&W makes good ND filters, although they can be a bit pricey. You can go to B&H's website and do a search on ND filters.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #19
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The other thing you might want to look in to is a Neutral Density (ND) filter. This allows you to keep the shutter open for a very long time, allowing you to then capture several "bursts" of fireworks on one frame. Here are a few examples that were shot with a 6 (or 8 - can't remember) stop ND filter:

52 second exposure, f10, ISO 400


74 second exposure, f8, ISO 400


B&W makes good ND filters, although they can be a bit pricey. You can go to B&H's website and do a search on ND filters.
Oh wow beautiful! Lot's of nice colors! With the shutter open for so long, I read that people use the hat.. or black foam trick to cover the lens. Did you do that or was it open the whole time? I really like the photo's, nice work! I had also read about the ND filter too, although I haven't priced one yet. I'll have to go check it out. Thank you!
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I'd recommend getting a wired remote rather than the wireless one. I used the wireless one for a while, but purchased the wired one late last year--much more reliable, plus many additional features.

I paid $15 for mine on either eBay or Amazon.
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This was a couple of my first fireworks shots ever. Seriously, I have very little idea what I'm doing It's obviously not as good the others on here... It was taken with an Olympus E-PL1, a micro four thirds camera. I used a tripod, but you can't use a remote with it.


f/6.3, ISO-200, 2 seconds, 17mm


f/22, ISO-100, 2 seconds, 14mm
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...I read that people use the hat.. or black foam trick to cover the lens. Did you do that or was it open the whole time?...
The shutter was open the entire time. I've never done the hat / foam trick, and while I haven't really thought about it, I would suppose it would do much the same thing - allow you to keep the shutter open for extended periods of time, capturing multiple bursts while minimizing over-exposure on static elements (like the castle).

The possible issues I would imagine are not taking the hat / foam away in time and missing the beginning of a burst, and also the (in my case anyway) very real possibility of accidentally hitting the camera lens and shifting the shot alignment slightly.

If you do try this, let me know how it goes!
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I will be taking pictures of the MK fireworks from the Top of the World lounge at BLT. I have a Sony a55, tripod, shutter remote and 4 lens...50mm f1.8, 85mm f2.8, 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 & 55-200mm f4-5.6. I will purchase a ND filter before we go in 2 weeks so which of those lens would you recommend to use at that distance? Thanks for all the advice. I'm still a newbie and quite often what I read is way above my pay grade but I'm learning thanks to the DISboards!
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Thanks everyone! Is there a specific ND filter that I should look for? I have been searching and getting several diffrent ones & prices. It would need to fit my kit lens 18-105mm (size 67mm). Some one had recommended an ND8 filter? I just need pointed in the right direction.
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I will be taking pictures of the MK fireworks from the Top of the World lounge at BLT. I have a Sony a55, tripod, shutter remote and 4 lens...50mm f1.8, 85mm f2.8, 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 & 55-200mm f4-5.6. I will purchase a ND filter before we go in 2 weeks so which of those lens would you recommend to use at that distance? Thanks for all the advice. I'm still a newbie and quite often what I read is way above my pay grade but I'm learning thanks to the DISboards!
I was at the Contemporary at about 24mm (on a cropped sensor, so about 35mm full frame equivalent). This was about 7 seconds f/10. I didn't use a ND filter for this but it would have helped.


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Thanks everyone! Is there a specific ND filter that I should look for? I have been searching and getting several diffrent ones & prices. It would need to fit my kit lens 18-105mm (size 67mm). Some one had recommended an ND8 filter? I just need pointed in the right direction.
For this one I used a 0.9 ND filter, or 3 stops darker.


I feel like when you get too dark and capture a lot of burst it tends to look messy. It also becomes more difficult to expose the foreground.
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This thread.... How to Shoot Fireworks was started here almost 6 years ago and has over 1,000 replies.

Here is the 2011 Fireworks Thread.

There are a number of other fireworks threads as well including one for each year's photo contest going back to 2006.
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wbeem, I love looking at the photo's you post! Very nice work!
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This thread.... How to Shoot Fireworks was started here almost 6 years ago and has over 1,000 replies.

Here is the 2011 Fireworks Thread.

There are a number of other fireworks threads as well including one for each year's photo contest going back to 2006.
Thanks for the link! I'll have to go do some reading!
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