Fuji X cameras for Astro?

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by popcan, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Would it be worthwhile to use an older Fuji X camera for Astro/Milky Way?
    And if so, which... XM, XE, or?

    The older models have a 16 mp sensor... Not sure how it handles the noise etc.
     
  2. Levster

    Levster Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I wasn't impressed with an X-M1 that I tried, I got better results using an E-P5.
     
  3. magicaxeman

    magicaxeman Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 27, 2016
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    Ian
    They handle noise fine but the big draw back is that you can't watch the exposure build like you can on the olympus's, you have to go back to estimating the exposure.

    Canon released some Astro models of their cameras and still do I believe, they are designated 'a" models such as 20Da etc etc, the good thing about these is you can buy a range of different "snap in" filters that fit inside the lens mount of the body saving adding a filter wheel etc, I think they do LPR, UHC, O111 & hydrogen alpha filters with that fitting (Astronomic??)
     
  4. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I wouldn't
     
  5. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Ok thanks guys ... I'll stick to the Oly EM-5 body I have I guess
     
  6. Atlas

    Atlas New to Mu-43

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  7. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
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    I understand that using the Fuji 16mm kens may be ideal for the purpose, maybe have a look at that?