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    Brad,

    Re: cable release, timer, etc., I don't know what Canon you use, but I learned a while back that Nikon makes a $20 wireless remote release for my camera (D-80). Works well, and requires no contact with the camera or tripod, and once things are set up, no cold hands. Perhaps Canon makes something similar for your camera, or maybe a 3rd party does.

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    That might not be safe. I will have to consult Javier on that one.
    He'll let us know a few weeks after the fact. When everything works out in his favor.
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    The cable release is a must for any night time pictures. Pretty much if I use the tripod, I use the cable release. Any shake will show up.

    I like the headlamp idea with the red lens setting. I would have to change hats though as it would not work well with my Australian hat.

    The supermarket plastic bag is a great answer for doing the tripod weights. I had not thought of that solution - but I will start using it. A water bottle or a rock could easily be used for the weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    The cable release is a must for any night time pictures. Pretty much if I use the tripod, I use the cable release. Any shake will show up.

    I like the headlamp idea with the red lens setting. I would have to change hats though as it would not work well with my Australian hat.

    The supermarket plastic bag is a great answer for doing the tripod weights. I had not thought of that solution - but I will start using it. A water bottle or a rock could easily be used for the weight.
    I have found the same thing trying to take night time photos'. I am going to look into a remote for my camera.
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    Default Camera jitter

    You don't really need a remote or a cable release. Just use the timer. Press the shutter and by the time it counts down to ten there will be no jitter.


    Is that an airplane I see in the second pic?

    Steve

    In one you can see a plane's lights. It was a 3 second exposure, so you can see where the lights flashed a few times as it was passing.

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    I have used the timer - but find the cable release far better. When trying to take the same picture with 3 different settings the extra time to wait for the timer can mess it up - a bit.
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    It's amazing to me even as steady as I think I am I find I can't be still enough.
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