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  • Low Light Goodness

    The low light lens I'm using (Canon 50mm f/1.2) for my Rebel XT sometimes does amazing things, and I needed a place to share these photos every week.

    Photobucket to the rescue! (click to see larger version)



    Does anyone else have low-light photos to share?


    Kevin Yee
    MiceAge Columnist

    I am the author of several Disney books:
    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
    Mouse Trap
    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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    Wow. Not only is it a great shot, but the detail on it came out really well. Do you have more of them Kevin?
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      WOW! That's beautiful! The detail on her skin is amazing.

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        Dude! that is awesome.

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        • #5
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          Very niiiiice! More, please.

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            Nicely done. Taking good photos in low light is tough!
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            • #7
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              whoa. that's a great pic. I have a Cannon Rebel.....not digital. It was on sale, and I wanted it for my pictures I take for competitions. Hubby tried to talk me into a regular digital, I swore I'd never want one...and he bought it for me. A year later....I bought a regular Cannon digital.


              So, here's my question for all you camera experts...can I take the same pictures you take with my regular Cannon Rebel?



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              • #8
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                Awesome! What is this a picture of? I know it's Ursula. But, is this Fantasmic!?

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                • #9
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                  Great picture, I have tons (I use a 1.5/50mm) but this is your thread Kevin, more please.
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                    Pretty!! Do you have more to share?

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                    • #11
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                      yeah, I have low light photos. I have that same lens...

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by neuhickman79 View Post
                        Awesome! What is this a picture of? I know it's Ursula. But, is this Fantasmic!?
                        That's from The Little Mermaid show in DHS, great photo Kevin! I'm anxious to see what else you can get.

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                          Thats a great picture ya got there!

                          Here is one I got from the Nemo Musical!


                          I didn't take with any kind of fancy low light lens, but a 55-200 mm zoom lens.
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                            one of the cameras in my household is cannon point and shoot and it doesn't do too bad., the other is cannon digital rebel xti and currently we have three lenses. One is the low lilght lense. I have to admit, I am truly amazed with the pictures that can come from that lense. now If I can only figure out how to take clearer pictures while the ride is moving.

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                              Chris,

                              Manual mode.
                              set shutter speed to 30
                              set ISO to 1600
                              set f-stop to 1.2 (or your lowest possible number)

                              Then, gulp hard, and set the lens to manual focus, not auto-focus.

                              Now ride the ride ten times, snapping photos almost nonstop, twisting the lens slightly between each to adjust focus, since you can't tell if it's really in focus or not.

                              Get home, throw away 90% of the shots, and keep the best.

                              Then, repeat on your next visit, only change one factor: the shutter speed. Bring it to 15 or even 10 for a slow moving ride. Bring it to 45 or 60 for a very fast ride.
                              Kevin Yee
                              MiceAge Columnist

                              I am the author of several Disney books:
                              Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
                              Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
                              Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
                              Mouse Trap
                              Tokyo Disney Made Easy
                              101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
                              Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

                              “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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