Question about taking digital pictures

I have a Kodak DC200 Plus Digital Camera. I wanted to know how I can take
pictures of lightning or other things at night. Do I just have to buy me
some lenses?

Would I have to buy me a whole new camera?

Thanks for any help.


~Sly

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Re: Question about taking digital pictures

> I have a Kodak DC200 Plus Digital Camera. I wanted to know how I can take
> pictures of lightning or other things at night. Do I just have to buy me
> some lenses?

Night photos are no problem.


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Re: Question about taking digital pictures

“Sylvester O.” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have a Kodak DC200 Plus Digital Camera. I wanted to know how I can take
> pictures of lightning or other things at night. Do I just have to buy me
> some lenses?
>
> Would I have to buy me a whole new camera?
>
> Thanks for any help.

The Kodak DC200 Plus has a max shutter speed of 1/362 second which is not
long enough for most night shots. A camera that allows a longer exposure
time would be better. Ideally the camera should allow for an exposure time
of 1 to 15 seconds or more for night shots but some night shots can be
handled by a camera that has an exposure of 1/2 second. A tripod is also
necessary with long exposure times. You might be able to get some good
night shots of things like neon signs with your camera, but for lightning
and such you’re going to need a longer exposure time.

Here is the specs on the DC200 Plus which mentions its max shutter speed.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Kodak/kodak_dc200plus.asp

Do a google search on things like “night shots digital camera”, “night
photography”, “lightning photography”, etc. to find out techniques and
typical exposure times for different types of night shots.

-John Childs

Re: Question about taking digital pictures

On Fri, 16 May 2003 01:59:07 -0700, John Childs <anon38529@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> The Kodak DC200 Plus has a max shutter speed of 1/362 second which is not
> long enough for most night shots. A camera that allows a longer exposure
> time would be better.

You dont want to look at the max shutter speen… look at the min :wink: 1/2
sec

Still too short for night lighting pic… but ok for dusk/dawn shots.

For night lighting shots, you really want a camera with a B (Bulb… keeps
the shutter open for as long as you want) setting. + tripod +remote shutter
release, ie a slr


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Re: Question about taking digital pictures

“JRM” <hotrodder@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 16 May 2003 01:59:07 -0700, John Childs <anon38529@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
> > The Kodak DC200 Plus has a max shutter speed of 1/362 second which is
not
> > long enough for most night shots. A camera that allows a longer
exposure
> > time would be better.
>
> You dont want to look at the max shutter speen… look at the min :wink: 1/2
> sec

Doh! :-o

Re: Question about taking digital pictures

> > > The Kodak DC200 Plus has a max shutter speed of 1/362 second which is
> not[color=darkred]
> > > long enough for most night shots. A camera that allows a longer
> exposure
> > > time would be better.
> >
> > You dont want to look at the max shutter speen… look at the min :wink: 1/2
> > sec
>
> Doh! :-o[/color]

My Canon G2 has 15 sec


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