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Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)

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Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)
« on: 03 / May / 2009, 10:41:22 »
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Hey guys.. I just started using CHDK and I love it... However I need help with taking Long Time Exposure pictures. Whenever i take a picture more than 15 - 20 seconds, it always comes out absolutely white, but i have seen people do it for 60+ seconds and their pictures look just  fine. I've been told that i need to put aperture settings down, but problem is that i don't get any aperture settings in my camera using CHDK. The camera i use is Canon IXUS 80IS. Everything else seem to work fine with CHDK. Is it just that my camera doesn't support aperture? or did i miss something? I saw the aperture related settings in user guide, but i don't see them on my camera. please help me.

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Re: Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)
« Reply #1 on: 03 / May / 2009, 10:50:22 »
ixus doesnt have an iris aperture. it has an ND filter. and long time exposures are only neccessary when there is no light. doesnt really make sense in bright daylight - unless combined with a strong (way stronger than the one in your cam) ND Filter.

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« Reply #2 on: 03 / May / 2009, 10:53:45 »
ah ok thanks. I'll try buy some ND filters.

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Re: Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)
« Reply #3 on: 03 / May / 2009, 11:10:51 »
uhm. what _exactly_ are you trying to do or achieve? do you wanna just try long exposure for fun? normally people try to achieve a special look. for example milky water or star trails. the latter one can be achieved at night without nd filter.


Re: Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)
« Reply #4 on: 03 / May / 2009, 11:18:29 »
yes i'm trying milky water.. but i thought that was only possible in daylight for good results? even at night, if i use shutter speed for more that 30 - 40 seconds, it becomes over exposed. here's an example of milky water which was shot during daylight. This is something i'm trying to get.


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Re: Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)
« Reply #5 on: 03 / May / 2009, 14:30:12 »
well, if you shoot it at night, you dont need to buy an expensive powerful nd filter. for a 64 second exposure in daylight you need a DAMN POWERFUL one. thats why people do these shots in dim light or at night. well, if you shoot against the sun or moon, pics will be overexposed, yes.

Re: Long Time Exposure (Aperture Not Available?)
« Reply #6 on: 03 / May / 2009, 21:12:13 »
ok i see. thanks a lot. :)

 

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