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Disney World Fireworks

edited January 2015 Posted in » Nikon D5100 Forum
I have the Nikon D5100 with the kit lens, 55-200mm zoom lens and the 35mm f/1.8 lens. We are going to Disney in February and I really want to get great shots of the fireworks near the castle and the Epcot Illuminations fireworks. I want to catch the light trails as well as just the bursts. I have a manfrotto table top tripod and the shutter remote. What lens and settings would be best to capture great photos? I did buy the cheat cards for the 35mm and plan on buying the cheat cards for my other lenses before our trip. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • @HollieAyne - The 35mm f/1.8G would be my choice for fireworks. It has a wider field of view compared to the 55-200mm, which will capture more sky. With regards to the settings, you can use the "Fireworks / Lightning / Light Trails" cheat card. It will walk you through all the settings and steps for getting a great fireworks shot. With regards to your tripod, if you can't find a table top, you'll have to resort to shooting off the ground. You might be better off with a Joby Gorillapod. The tripod has flexible feet, which allows you to attach to things like railings and light poles. I have one and it's great for family outings, like going to Disneyland.
  • So great! Thank you so much! I can't wait to see the results.
  • You're very welcome @HollieAyne! Please do share your results when you get back from your trip. :)
  • edited January 2015
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