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what setting do i use to get the best exposure of the aurora

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what setting do i use to get the best exposure of the aurora borealis ?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.
Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

Now..it is not easy and you would need to experiment with the camera in full manual mode.

Use a tripod and a remote shutter release - absolutely essential.

If you have a fast, wide angle lens, use it. Otherwise use the widest aperture lens/setting available.

Set your ISO to 800.

Set your lens to manual focus and set the focus to infinity.

Set your aperture to the widest (lowest F number).

Turn on ISO noise reduction and long exposure noise reduction (the 5200 may not ave the latter).

Start taking 10 second exposures and adjust the speed from there.

Adjust as necessary.

It's going to be cold most likely, a spare battery may be a good idea.

I'll be here if you need further help with this issue. Please let me know.

Regards
Steve

Steve G., Engineer
Category: Camera and Video
Satisfied Customers: 16866
Experience: 30 years of photography experience and 10 years of camera repair. Own a D300S, D40 and P7000.
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