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Northern Lights pictured using a 5D Mark II

This is a beautiful time-lapse video showing northern lights (Aurora Borealis) made using a EOS 5D Mark II. There is a lot of discussion going on about gear, about new gear, and there is no one among us who never thought that better gear would make her or him a better photographer. We all know this is not true, but I bet we all have had this idea. Hence, it is always good to see what awesome stuff you can produce with a camera that is not the newest gear. The following setting and lenses were used:

On April 23/24, 2012 Earth experienced a G=3 geomagnetic storm. The Kp index, a measure of magnetic field, peaked at 6.33 out of a maximum of 9. The result of this disturbance created this Aurora event.

It was a beautiful spring night on the Alberta prairies. Temperatures were steady at 16 deg C with very light winds. As you can see there was some cloud cover, but I was able to get far enough away from it to still get a great view of the show.

Equipment: EOS 5D Mark II, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, EF 15mm f2.8 Fisheye

Settings: Exposure times between 3 – 15 seconds at ISO values ranging from 800-1600. All lenses were shot wide open.

Click here to see the latest 5D Mark II pics uploaded to Flickr.

[ via planet5D]


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