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#1 zbadger

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:58 AM

I intend to photograph the upcoming Falcon 9 launch from 10 miles away shooting North with a Canon 16 - 35 F4 lens. Everything I have read suggest shooting at ISO 100 at F20. Intend to keep the lens open for about 2 minutes and 45 seconds . Question 1 any comments upon that setup ? Question 2 With the rocket heading in an East Northeast trajectory does it make sense to have the camera in a horizontal vs vertical position to capture a streak photo? Question 3 is 16 mm wide enough or would someone recommend purchasing a Rokinon autofocus 14 mm F 2.8. I know Rokinon offers a 12 mm but it is not autofocus and I don't trust my eyes to pre manual focus but rather use autofocus on some distant object before launch.

#2 Richard O'Neill

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

Q2:  See APOD pictures of recent rocket trails for guidance. https://apod.nasa.go...archivepix.html




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