Camera for Northern Lights

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11. Posted by neurotraveler (Budding Member 17 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

As with most things in life, it is a compromise. If you use a low ISO, like 100, you will not have noise but with a long exposure of many seconds, you run the risk of the star points becoming lines because of the rotation of the earth. For Northern lights you probably want a longish exposure so that doesn't really matter. Also if you use a high ISO, like 3200 because you want something dim in the foreground to be seen, you can use software programs (Lightroom, Photoshop) to do noise reduction at the expense of sharpness. The main takeaway is to try a bunch of different settings and see what you like. And use a good tripod.

12. Posted by LeeXee0819 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I'll take note of this.

Thank you.

13. Posted by Jgarciabar (Budding Member 5 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Like LeeXee0819, I'm also looking to purchase a camera, of course the Northern Lights are one of many
(I Hope) opportunities to photograph nature, i'd like opinions from the group on what camera brand and lens(s)would be best suited, rugged would be best since we'll also be visiting Southern Africa. Thank you all for your previous inputs, I've learned plenty.

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15. Posted by Skandinavisk (Budding Member 27 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Quoting Jgarciabar

Like LeeXee0819, I'm also looking to purchase a camera, of course the Northern Lights are one of many
(I Hope) opportunities to photograph nature, i'd like opinions from the group on what camera brand and lens(s)would be best suited, rugged would be best since we'll also be visiting Southern Africa. Thank you all for your previous inputs, I've learned plenty.

That is a big discussion, and loads of people have very strong beliefs in their own brand. I've been photographing for years using my DSLR, and I've come to the conclusion that you've just got to choose between the brands, and than stick to it. Reason being that you cannot comfortably set a Nikon lens on a Canon camera or vice versa.

There are several camera manufacturers out there, but those two have had the market cornered for the longest, and thus have the widest collection of lenses and cameras. When buying lenses, be sure to know if you are buing full-frame or APS-C (crop sensor).

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