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  1. #1
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    How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    Hi I am a novice to photography and I want to shoot the stars I have a Nikon d5000 , can someone help me with a step by step process to shooting stars im having a hard time to understand how to set up a exposure time thanks


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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    First off Welcome to the forum. The first thing you need to do it to read the manual. Use this link to download it

    Shooting Stars is a more advanced photo technique so you might want to learn a few basics first. Things like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The exposure triangle and how each one effects the final photo.

    The first order of business is do you have a tripod? Mandatory when shooting the stars

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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.

    I agree with Don, learn the basics first before trying shooting for the stars. This could save you a lot of heartache.

    Also, what lenses do you have? You want some fast glass. And in addition to a good tripod, you will need some kind of remove release or to learn how to use the delayed shooting timer.
    Brent Harritt: Poway, CA: D7200, D200, D70, F100: Tokina 12-24mm, Nikon 18-200mm, Sigma 150-600mm, Nikon 18-70mm, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8, Nikon 50 f1.8, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro

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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    See the thread,
    Star shooting with D5000

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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    Thanks for your reply , currently am looking to buy a tripod and I have a 18-55mm lens and a sigma 150-600 , I don't have a manual for my camera and I can't figure out how to do the 20-30 second exposure . I am trying to learn a bit before I do any star shooting thanks

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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    Quote Originally Posted by mabey9 View Post
    Thanks for your reply , currently am looking to buy a tripod and I have a 18-55mm lens and a sigma 150-600 , I don't have a manual for my camera and I can't figure out how to do the 20-30 second exposure . I am trying to learn a bit before I do any star shooting thanks
    Nikon D5000 Manual.

    To manually adjust the shutter speed independently the Mode dial must be set to M (manual) or S (shutter priority). Turning the Command Wheel will then adjust shutter speed.
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  7. #7
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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    You can download a manual at Nikon | Download center | D5000
    Brent Harritt: Poway, CA: D7200, D200, D70, F100: Tokina 12-24mm, Nikon 18-200mm, Sigma 150-600mm, Nikon 18-70mm, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8, Nikon 50 f1.8, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro

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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    Welcome to the forum. What has been said ^^^ is good info.
    Walt

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    Re: How to shoot stars with Nikon d5000

    page 86-87
    Last edited by Stoshowicz; 05-12-2017 at 10:15 PM.





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