Monday, March 30, 2009
Digiscoping in low Light
Mike McDowell explained this in one of his previous postings but I will kind of re graze it.
It is important to achieve a 1/120 th of a second to freeze motion of the Bird in low light conditions.
with the P5100 and P6000 I underide my exposer to 0/3- to 0/7- this will force a higher shutter speed at 100ISO with out having to raise my ISO TO 200 that will increase the noise level hence more graininess.
The Nikon P6000 is not as bad with 200ISO as with the P5100.
One other thing to consider is a Shutter release cable especially if you shutter speed is below 1/100th of a second, this American Robin is about 1/100th and the Waxwing was 1/50th of a second.
Remember low light Digiscoping takes a steady hand and one of the upper end Scopes will enhance your Quality captures
Here is Mike McDowells take on the subject.