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#1 Carl Fischer

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:38 PM

I am shooting some shots of the New York Skyline at night on 7219. My only lights are the practical sources of skyscrapers, cars, etc. What is the best way to expose? Should I just set my lens wide open to a 1.3 (superspeed) or should I take a spot reading of one of the lights in a building though that gives me like a 45 at 500 exposing the light at middle gray which will prob look odd.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:32 PM

I would do a test.
Though I'd not want to expose for the highlights as then all you'd have is highlights!
I'd go with a 1.3 personally if I had to go blind and let the highlights take care of themselves.
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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:38 PM

I have usually shot wide open in cities at night and stopped down a bit in really bright areas like times square. At 24fps a T1.3 will work well for most situations, even a T2 is usually ok and then undercrank from there...

Here is a 7219 Dynamic range test shot on my LTR-54 with a Canon 7-56 T2.1 zoom, mostly wide open.


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