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  1. #1
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    Northern Lights

    I will be visiting Iceland for 10 days in September and spending time in remote areas in northern Iceland. I would appreciate recommendations on what settings I should use on my Nikon P900 to photograph the Northern Lights. Auto settings or manual and which settings? I will be using a tripod and remote shutter release. Thank you.

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  2. #2
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    Re: Northern Lights

    I recently returned from a trip to the Canadian Arctic photographing the Aurora. Conditions were ideal except for a very bright full moon which affected my exposure settings. I used my D810 on a tripod with a Nikkor 24-85 lens and a wireless remote. ISO was 100, aperture was wide open and shutter speeds varied around 10-15 seconds. I took a series of shots adjusting shutter speed as necessary to get an acceptable exposure. Remember, if you use too long a shutter speed you will get star trails. I focused the lens to infinity on a distant object in daylight then taped the focus ring so that it would not move and set the camera focus to manual. This is one of the shots taken.

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    Last edited by canuck257; 04-07-2018 at 06:56 PM.
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    AF-S VR Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 E-ED
    AF-S VR Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
    AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D-ED
    Nikkor TC-1.4 III
    Kenko N-AF 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300
    Sigma EX 10-20mm f3.5 DC HSM


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    Re: Northern Lights

    Nice shot

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