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Best script for lightning photography

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Offline ursamajor

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Best script for lightning photography
« on: 16 / June / 2018, 09:35:07 »
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I own a Canon SX510HS camera and I gladly use (and thanks for) CHDK. Last year I managed to capture a lightning using a motion detection script, but I don't remember anymore which script was it. Recently I tested 2 motion script that I still have in camera, but no one seems to work properly.Can you help me with a suggestion?Thanks in advance.
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Re: Best script for lightning photography
« Reply #1 on: 16 / June / 2018, 14:46:44 »
Your best bet us probably here : MDFB2013.lua

Although some of the results I've seen from people running an intervalometer with a long shutter time (15 sec?) that simply loops as fast as possible taking shots have been pretty impressive and much easier to setup.
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Re: Best script for lightning photography
« Reply #2 on: 17 / June / 2018, 07:26:35 »
Thank you for suggestion, I'll try it. Intervalometer with long exposure time is good, but only in the night.  :)
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Re: Best script for lightning photography
« Reply #3 on: 17 / June / 2018, 08:54:21 »
Thank you for suggestion, I'll try it. Intervalometer with long exposure time is good, but only in the night.  :)
None of the scripts is not a "fire and forget", you always have to adjust the parameters of exposure. For daily photography, you can use a minimum ISO and a smaller aperture (larger number). Set the exposure time to make the image without lightning slightly under-exposed.
The Intervalometer is probably a better choice than some MD Scripts.
For a good image of lightning you have to make hundreds of bad images, experience will be your best friend there.


 

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