Iceland recommendations

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Iceland recommendations

Postby Martindavos » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Hi all, I am a beginner at DSLR astrophotography. I have mainly concentrated on long exposures of the milky way which has been really exciting and rewarding. I am going to Iceland in October for my first and, probably, only time to see the northern lights so I want to go as well prepared as possible. Can anyone please give me any advice to help me on my trip.

I have a Nikon D3300, reasonable tripod, 2 battery's, 2 32Gb cards and a remote switch.

One of my concerns is the lens steaming up. Is this usually am issue and if so how can I rectify it.

Also, what are the best settings to use.

Thank you in advance

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Re: Iceland recommendations

Postby dave.b » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:09 pm

Lens misting can be reduced with a long lens hood and/or a lens "dew" heater.
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Re: Iceland recommendations

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:22 pm

I've never done it myself but I've heard ISO 400 and 15 or 30 seconds exposure is best. If the patterns keep changing, go for higher ISO and shorter exposures.
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