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Filming with almost no light...

Ok here goes.

I've got a feeling there might be a big 'nup' to this but hey ho...

I might be soon filming some panoramic photos in very little (and I mean very little) lighting - interiors of non lit buildings.  Is there any way this can be done? I'm showing my inexperience here I know but I'm struggling for ideas.

Is there any type of lighting which can be used? I have seen a post on this but I must be using the wrong search terms.

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You say "filming" are you talking about with a video or stills for a virtual tour?
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Virtual tour - sorry.

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Hmmm some cameras like the Canon 5d and 20 have custom function controls that let you preset the ISO to a very slow 50.  Typically default ISO is 100 but on some cameras you can set it to 50.  50 is very low noise.
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If you do brackets you should have no problem at all..You can shoot in extremely low light and have it come nice and bright.
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Oh thats good to hear - I've got the Nikon D300 also - glad to know it works. I'll have a test when I'm feeling better.

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If you have any questions just PM me or ask here.
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Thanks Jerry - much appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Oa2zyYaJk  Found this after I spoke to you - never really 'got' bracketing as a concept. Might be useful to others.

 


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Thanks for the link, good tutorial. However he went the long, very long, way around the block. He was shooting in aperture mode when we shoot in manual mode, always. He was using the timer which is I guess OK if you don't have a remote cable. I use the Nikon MC-36 which I admit is overkill for HDR. I got the expensive model because the wife was paying There are much less expensive remote triggers available which will do the exact same job. You can use cable or wireless, I chose cable. Wireless would have come in handy in rooms with mirrors such as bathrooms. I set my brackets to 5, find the brightest spot in the room and then drop 1 EV as my starting point. I set the camera to CL, continuous low, and fire away. Hold the trigger/button of the remote and it will take all 5 images and stop. The "sweet spot" for the D300 is suppose to be F11. Bracketing is very simple with the D300.
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