Excelent tips !!!!!! I just wish you had wrote these tips last year before June 30, 2011. That is when I broke every rule on your blog written here today. But if I had followed all your rules, I would have never captured my coveted "Chicago Lightning" image captured that dangerous evening. Thanks for sharing.
- 35mm 2.8/f II L Lens
17mm TS-E 4.0/f L Lens
50mm 1.2/f L Lens
Great advice. Thankyou. The last time I was in a position to successfully shoot lightning was back in analog times, & I ran out of colour film so had to switch to a roll of black & white. Managed to capture a couple of reasonable shots considering I couldn't check the outcome until I got the films developed. Just waiting for a chance to shoot lightning in digital, when my only restrictions would be if I ran out of memory cards, and batteries! Lucky I keep a good supply of both on hand :)
IS Lens, 55-250mm IS Lens and a 50mm f1.4 USM Lens ...
I don't take chance with lightning. Having been a victum of a elecutin (with my uncle). The moment i hearf thunder the computer and air confitionr are unplugged-- (not long ago lost an air condition due to a lightning strike.
Dtay safe anu use commom sense gettintting the right pictur.