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Originally posted by flice
I know it's late in the thread, but noone mentioned exif data yet, so I thought I'd toss it in.
The images was shot on a Canon 350D on may 10th, around 21:10 (according to camera settings, which is probably wintertime so add 1 hour).
The lense used was a 17-70mm, which is a more or less common zoom lense for this camera. Iso speed on all shots was 1600, which along with the slight underexposure of - 1/3 could account for the noise.
The fastets shutterspeed used without the flash was 0.3 secs, which is quite a long time. I've never met anyone who could hold a camera still enough for a longer time than 1/60th of a sec to make a sharp or unshaken image. Normally 1/125th is the optimal to ensure no shake on a standart lense. If you shoot on fx. a 120 mm you probably need 1/250th of a sec, etc etc.
Ofcourse given the lack of light the need of decreased shutterspeed and increased ISO was a natural.
Aperture varied from 3.5 to 4.5.
Images 0353 and 0354 (the ones where the streaking is downwards left to right) was shot on 1 sec... that's quite a lot and I'm not surprised by the streaking. Even if the objects were stationary you'd get this streaking with a nonsteady hand. The images were taken 3 secs apart.
Images 0356 and 0357 (the ones where the streaking forms a u or v) was shot on 0.8 sec... again quite a long time. Those two images were taken 7 secs apart.
Image 0366 (the one with the longest streak) was also shot on 0.8 sec. This however was shot at 70mm. Longer focal length requires faster exposure time in order to get a sharp image. So a 0.8 on 44mm compared to 70mm is very different. The same amount of shake in both shots would look more dramatic on 70mm than on 44mm.
In both mentioned cases autofocus was not enabled.
[edit on 12/5/08 by flice]
Originally posted by Teki187
Reflection of some kind, definitely not a ufo.
Originally posted by child of light
I am not very good at this and I used the photos posted but I wanted to see if there were some kind of movement of the "objects" in a GIF animation .. I might have some of the photos out of order but what do you guys think ?
Originally posted by blueray
The nice thing about the animation is also that the ufo's were moving at least at that speed.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
The reason the pictures are blurry is because the shutter speed is slowed down in darker situations to allow more light in. If he was to take the pictures with a fast shutter speed, the pictures would be really underexposed, and the pictures would probably be completely black. Also the noise is the result of a higher ISO, which is the light sensitivity.
Sorry if this has been posted already, just trying to explain the basics.
Originally posted by pachacamaq
you said noise? Is there a video available or what?
Originally posted by RING0
These are the exact same objects that I saw on o4-14-2008 in the State of Illinois, Mchenry, IL, at 12:10pm. ATS post here,
My originalATS UFO Report
The color, shape and size all correspond with what I saw that day, I am 100% certain that these objects are the same thing I witnessed, there was an earthquake a few days later in Illinois, so if there is an Earthquake in Germany soon, that would be significant.