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  1. Can you do long exposures on the Leica T? Lets say if i wanted to take extended night exposures to get stars to trail and such.
  2. It's well documented that the M240 is not able to go past 8 seconds shutter duration when set at ISO 800 and further which makes successful Milky Way type of pictures very difficult (standard being something like 30 seconds at ISO 1600 at f2). Well after some searching today I found a post where a guy had discovered that using the M set on auto ISO and in continuous shoot mode when set on bulb he could get 60 seconds. However even when auto ISO high limit was set at 3600 ISO the exposure turned out at 800 ISO the camera not shifting the the highest ISO in the auto setting. Anyway after some experimentation I found that if I took a shot first in A shutter mode at ISO 1600 and then go back to auto ISO it would still use 1600 since auto ISO uses the last used ISO when set to bulb. So with this I was able to get and exposure of 60 seconds at 1600 ISO when ISO is in auto, shutter set to B and in continuous shot C. Recap Set auto ISO upper limit to 1600 or above Set ISO to 1600 and take a picture Set ISO to auto Set shutter to B Set shoot mode to C Take a shot and hold down the shutter button After 60 secs it will automatically close the shutter Of course in the real world you would use a cable release and make the necessary exposure time, say 30 seconds for the Milky Way at f2 Now I just have to find somewhere to shoot the Milky Way which is not easy when you live in Shanghai :-)
  3. Milky Way over a bridge near my hometown. (Leica X2 at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 15 seconds).
  4. Hi all, A few months ago, I started a thread inquiring how well suited the X2 was for taking star-scape photographs. I'd like to contribute to the answer to my own question with a few examples of images I made last weekend in Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Star Stare (a star party held at about 7600 ft. elevation). Under nice dark skies, the little X2 can really perform. The first two photographs were made at f2.8 and 15 seconds at 3200 ISO. At 15 sec. stars are beginning to trail due to the rotation of the earth. The third photo (same subject as the first) was made at 8 sec. Trailing is not an issue at this shutter speed. There is a higher noise to image ratio at 8 sec., but it is easily controllable, and the final result is no less realistic. (For those who don't mind stars that look like short sausages, 30 sec. can be pretty amazing.) I desaturated the second and third image somewhat for better verisimilitude—although, really, the eye cannot see even that much color in the Milky Way, but a little color looks nice, I think. All photos were processed (quickly and dirtily) in Lightroom and exported for email. I hope they work well with your monitors. All in all, I'm very happy with the performance of the little Leica for making star-scape images. Brent
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