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Author Topic: Photography Lesson DO  (Read 197501 times)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #400 on: January 08, 2014, 11:02:14 PM »
Can someone please add me to the wiki as 'tentative'?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #401 on: January 08, 2014, 11:04:08 PM »
So here’s the lowdown:
 
NOAA is predicting a KP up to 7. That means that anything 52.2° magnetic north could possibly see the aurora overhead. Locations from 47.2° should see it on the horizon, with the display getting higher and higher overhead the more north you are.
 
The southern part of the Adirondacks  (Lake Pleasant area) is at about 52.25° - absolutely perfect. That night sky there has a Limiting Magnitude of 7.1-7.5, which is the second to darkest rating – again, perfect. Driving time from Brooklyn is 4:10.
 
There’s one location closer to the city with a decent LM, and that’s Pepacton Reservoir NW of Liberty in the Catskills. It’s a 2:45 drive from NY, but not only is it a low altitude, it’s also about 1-1.5° further south in latitude. That means that if (and it’s a big “if”) the KP 7 pans out, there may[i/] be something to see. If the KP is any lower, there probably won’t be anything much, while there may still be a chance up in the Adirondacks.


just as a means of comparison, what is the kp of north iceland where the northern lights are fairly common? thanks

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #402 on: January 08, 2014, 11:04:14 PM »
Can someone please add me to the wiki as 'tentative'?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #403 on: January 08, 2014, 11:07:03 PM »
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #404 on: January 08, 2014, 11:07:36 PM »


just as a means of comparison, what is the kp of north iceland where the northern lights are fairly common? thanks


KP has nothing to do with how common it is; it has to do with how far south is goes. That means that in Iceland even a KP of 1 could be amazing.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #405 on: January 08, 2014, 11:18:19 PM »
As far as I could tell, once per 1 year or so.

Also remember that we're at year 10 of the 11-year solar maximum cycle, so there's only this winter and next where there's a chance of this happening (under normal circumstances). After this it'll be another 11 year wait.
ok, so I'm 99% in.  (I pretty much have the ok but I'm getting the guilt laid on thick and heavy  :( )

I'll probably want to "borrow" a lens for this. Would a 50mm f1.4 be the ideal one for this?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #406 on: January 08, 2014, 11:21:38 PM »
ok, so I'm 99% in.  (I pretty much have the ok but I'm getting the guilt laid on thick and heavy  :( )

I'll probably want to "borrow" a lens for this. Would a 50mm f1.4 be the ideal one for this?

Good luck ;) ;D

The 50 is definitely not the ideal lens for this. You want FAR wider. A 14 2.8 or 24 1.4 would best (and quite expensive :'().

In a pinch the 18-55 could work, but it won't be best.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #407 on: January 08, 2014, 11:59:31 PM »
hmmm, best buy has nothing available in store, looks like I might just be SOL in the lens department...

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #408 on: January 09, 2014, 12:01:30 AM »
hmmm, best buy has nothing available in store, looks like I might just be SOL in the lens department...

You may want to have a look at the Samyang/Bower/Rokinon 14 f/2.8.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #409 on: January 09, 2014, 12:13:17 AM »
You may want to have a look at the Samyang/Bower/Rokinon 14 f/2.8.
Yeah I did, I can't find it with in store availability...
I was about to look into rentals, what do you think?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #410 on: January 09, 2014, 12:15:02 AM »
Yeah I did, I can't find it with in store availability...
I was about to look into rentals, what do you think?

I wouldn't rent for something which has such a big chance of bring cancelled due to the slightest change in weather.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #411 on: January 09, 2014, 12:20:17 AM »
I wouldn't rent for something which has such a big chance of bring cancelled due to the slightest change in weather.
I hear ya.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #412 on: January 09, 2014, 12:21:42 AM »
In in monsey, so already closer.
+1 how far is the drive from monsey? And can you post a camera requirements from the Costco gemach

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #413 on: January 09, 2014, 12:22:33 AM »
I wouldn't rent for something which has such a big chance of bring cancelled due to the slightest change in weather.
even from Costco/best buy gemach?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #414 on: January 09, 2014, 12:24:28 AM »
even from Costco/best buy gemach?
Costco doesn't sell lenses (AFAIK) and BB doesn't have the right ones in stock to pick up tomorrow...

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #415 on: January 09, 2014, 12:26:04 AM »
Costco doesn't sell lenses (AFAIK) and BB doesn't have the right ones in stock to pick up tomorrow...
WM? the one Monticello is 24 and bb loadable 8)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #416 on: January 09, 2014, 01:05:31 AM »
+1 how far is the drive from monsey?

3-3:15ish.

And can you post a camera requirements from the Costco gemach
Something like this for starters.

even from Costco/best buy gemach?

There's a difference between renting and borrowing  ;)...
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #417 on: January 09, 2014, 01:09:27 AM »
Is there an older lens I can get for real cheap that'll work for this?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #418 on: January 09, 2014, 01:12:11 AM »
oh and btw, side point, my filters finally came today :)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #419 on: January 09, 2014, 01:12:30 AM »
Is there an older lens I can get for real cheap that'll work for this?

Anything 24mm or wider and f/2.8 or faster would be perfect. No autofocus needed at all.
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