Long exposure in helicopter?

1 month 1 week ago #738188 by Sawyer
I have an opportunity to photograph a city skyline, during sunset coming up in nearly 2 weeks.  To get a longer exposure, can this be done?  I was thinking a gimbal of some sort, that would work right? 

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1 month 1 week ago #738224 by CharleyL
A helicopter ride is not the smooth ride that you are expecting. There are all kinds of vibrations going on during a helicopter flight. I've had 2 helicopter rides and I equate the flight vibrations to a Jeep ride on a moderately smooth dirt road at 50 mph. 

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1 month 5 days ago #738280 by Colorado Mike
That's going to be a bumpy ride, you might need a gimbal.  


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1 month 5 days ago #738314 by TCav
Forget the gimbal.

Get a Steadicam.


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1 month 8 hours ago #738491 by Baydream
It may work out better to shoot bracketed images and merge them using a program that aligns the images. 
I don't think that a gimbal will help. A steadycam will still be vibrating during the shot. 

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4 weeks 18 hours ago #738601 by Toby J
You might need to get super friendly with higher ISO to nail that


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2 weeks 2 days ago #739119 by Jessy Page
Are helicopters expensive to rent?  


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