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Default LED Shoppe 50mW Beamshots

I'm not sure if it is 50mW or not but whatever.
It's taken with a 7.2 mega pixel Sony Cybershot. If anyone has one, could you tell me the best settings to use for beamshots? And sorry they are a little blurry.







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Turn the wheel thing to the little palm tree with the two lines, it's *great for blu-ray.
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I'm not sure what you can do on your camera, but I force the ISO to the lowest setting, disable flash, set up a tripod and use a .5-1s exposure time with the rest automatic. *Works very well and my camera is one of those 100$ pieces of crap.

The low ISO is the biggest key in my opinion. *Cameras default to high ISO (sensitivity) in dark conditions, however high ISO greatly increases the noise and other crap in the final picture (you can see a lot of speckling in your images). *If you have a tripod the camera can take as long as it needs so there is no need to sacrifice quality for speed.
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Using a tripod or some other way to keep the camera stable (set it on a table) is the best way to get nice beamshots. Reducing ambient light also helps - so you can increase shutter time without exposing the darker areas of the composition too much.

If your camera has a 2 or 10 second timer (to take pictures of yourself), use it - pressing the shutter no longer moves the camera during exposure, so you can work with the cheapest of tripods or just put the camera on a stack of books
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Default Re: LED Shoppe 50mW Beamshots

Ah, look on all that IR in the first picture. :-X
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