Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
I was under the impression that a tripod was used. The only way to really shoot something like city scenes at night would be to use the f/1 Leica lenses, open wide and use 3200 film. Clay Harmon has done this very successfully.
But it takes a lot of patience, and a tripod is definitely the door opener at night. Most of my night exposures are shot at f/8 or so, and around 5-10 minutes depending on illumination.
You would be surprised how much light pollution there is in a big city. If you keep your subjects you are shooting near shop windows, or under street lamps or neon signs, slower lens up to F2.8 can be used with film at 400 speed with acceptable sharpness and tonal range.