With the newly announced overhaul of Spaceship Earth, along with rumors that said overhaul could close the attraction for up to 2 years, we have been trying to get in as many rides as possible on one of our favorite WDW attractions!
Today, we are going to keep things nice and simple. Here is a ride through of the ride as photographed with my Nikon 85 mm, f1.8 lens. For camera settings I used the following:
- Manual Exposure
- Aperture: f 1.8
- Shutter Speed: 1/160 (I may have tweaked this a bit here and there in either direction)
- ISO: Auto (Up to 6400 max)
- Exposure Compensation: -1.3
- Metering: Spot
- Focus Mode: AF-C
The 85 mm is a great portrait lens, however its not ideal for dark ride photography. Because it lacks image stabilization, a quicker shutter speed is required. This is from a single ride through of the attraction so I didn’t necessarily nail every scene. This was my first time attempting to shoot a dark ride with this lens. Let’s take a look at the results…
Overall, I like the composition I was able to get with the 85 mm, however most of the photos came out darker than I would have liked due to the 1/160 shutter speed. When I shoot dark rides with my 35 mm f1.4, I typically use a shutter speed of anywhere between 1/50 and 1/100 depending on the ride.
For a full ride through of Spaceship Earth at 35 mm (along with the narration), check out this post here!