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SX50HS Long Exposures

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SX50HS Long Exposures
« on: 13 / December / 2015, 02:23:10 »
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I would like to take night shots of the sky, but the SX50 limits exposure length to 15 seconds and will not allow ISO settings for exposures longer than one second.  Is there a way to increase exposure length and decouple ISO settings from shutter speed?  Given the cameras max f-stop of 3.4, I need to decrease shutter speed to around 25 seconds while using a really high ISO value (maybe 3000 or 6000).   Any help is appreciated.

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Re: SX50HS Long Exposures
« Reply #1 on: 13 / December / 2015, 03:04:04 »
I would like to take night shots of the sky, but the SX50 limits exposure length to 15 seconds and will not allow ISO settings for exposures longer than one second.  Is there a way to increase exposure length and decouple ISO settings from shutter speed?  Given the cameras max f-stop of 3.4, I need to decrease shutter speed to around 25 seconds while using a really high ISO value (maybe 3000 or 6000).   Any help is appreciated.
You should be able to set longer exposures using CHDK overrides: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_User_Manual#Override_Tv

I suspect CHDK ISO overrides will will let you go beyond base ISO with > 1 second exposure, but I don't know for certain.

ISO overrides generally do not let you go beyond the standard Canon limits: If your camera supports 100-3200, don't expect CHDK to let you use 50 or 6400. In some cases the highest ISO step (3200 in this example) also can't be set using CHDK.
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Re: SX50HS Long Exposures
« Reply #2 on: 13 / December / 2015, 08:37:47 »
I suspect CHDK ISO overrides will will let you go beyond base ISO with > 1 second exposure, but I don't know for certain.
Confirmed working on my SX50hs.  Test shot made at 1 minute with ISO3200 (that's what the exif info says - can't confirm that). Also at 2 seconds exposure with various lower ISO values where the resulting images show different exposure as the ISO override is varied.

As to the original post,  there are several links here that might be of interest  : CHDK Links : Astro Photography - especially techniques and equipment for stacking.

And, as always, there is this script (assuming tonight's pending meteor shower prompted the original post) : Meteor Intervalometer with Dark Frame Management
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