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Old 23-12-2016, 06:25 PM   #751
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Anyone heading to Iceland in march??

Wondering if anyone booked the bubbles in Iceland before? Looks similar to the igloo in Finland

https://www.facebook.com/bubblesiceland/
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Old 24-12-2016, 05:31 PM   #752
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anybody heading there for the coming year ?
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Old 31-12-2016, 11:35 AM   #753
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Any recommendations what kind of camera to use in weather conditions like Iceland?
I'm not an avid photographer, so a basic camera which I can use to take the landscapes of Iceland and aurora will do!
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Old 31-12-2016, 08:33 PM   #754
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Aurora taking needs manual focus and manual adjustment, able to do 5 to 15 secs shutter speed, good fast lens (F4 or faster) and low noise at ISO1600 (or higher), so any camera that has the above specs should work.
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:29 AM   #755
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Thank you for the advice!

Aurora taking needs manual focus and manual adjustment, able to do 5 to 15 secs shutter speed, good fast lens (F4 or faster) and low noise at ISO1600 (or higher), so any camera that has the above specs should work.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:06 AM   #756
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Careful not to overexpose. something from 10-20sec is sufficient.

Can try reading this which has more details.
https://iso.500px.com/northern-lights-photo-tutorial/

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Old 04-01-2017, 10:39 AM   #757
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I'm heading to Iceland in March. Anyone managed to capture northern lights with GoPro?
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Cool! Same here.
Will you be driving or taking up the tours?


I'm heading to Iceland in March. Anyone managed to capture northern lights with GoPro?
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I'm heading to Iceland in March. Anyone managed to capture northern lights with GoPro?
My friend use the gopro but can't capture. You need long exposure.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:27 PM   #760
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My friend use the gopro but can't capture. You need long exposure.
it does seem to need special video equipment to be able to capture night scene in a very dark place.

i tried taking video with my Nikon D600 at night at the Marina Barrage of the CBD skyline and it turned out 漆黑一片

or maybe just me too newbies
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Cool! Same here.
Will you be driving or taking up the tours?
Plan to self drive. Tours r so ex. 3D2N tour to Golden Circle is easily same price as air tix to U.K.
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it does seem to need special video equipment to be able to capture night scene in a very dark place.

i tried taking video with my Nikon D600 at night at the Marina Barrage of the CBD skyline and it turned out 漆黑一片

or maybe just me too newbies
D600 will be more than capable of capturing great night scene. You will have to switch to the Camera's Manual mode and Lens' focus-to-infinity for capturing Northern Lights as the camera's sensor on auto mode will have a hard time locking on to the faint lights in the dark sky. By the time it captured the Northern Lights, the lights would have moved resulting in a darker green and the picture will tend to be a little blurry too...

As for Marina Barrage, you can set to S mode (Shutter-Priority) for a longer exposure, with a tripod.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:05 PM   #763
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Anyone heading to Iceland in march??

Wondering if anyone booked the bubbles in Iceland before? Looks similar to the igloo in Finland

https://www.facebook.com/bubblesiceland/
hi i stayed there last year in october. did a short post on it

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/10...3-post575.html

looking back, i felt it was quite expensive for the experience and i still felt cold in my bubble although it was supposed to be insulated.
PM me if you have more questions since i won't be visiting this thread regularly.
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:19 AM   #764
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I'm heading to Iceland in March. Anyone managed to capture northern lights with GoPro?

I was able to take using Gopro but the photos are pretty grainy. I would suggest you use at least a Sony RX100.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:46 AM   #765
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I was able to take using Gopro but the photos are pretty grainy. I would suggest you use at least a Sony RX100.
were you able to take photo or video with your gopro?
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