Mirrorless Night Sky Photography, Milky Way and Perseids

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by robcee, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Rob Campbell
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  2. HRC2016

    HRC2016 Mu-43 Regular

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    Hi Rob,
    Your article is just what I've been looking for.
    I have the Oly 12-40.
    Are there any inexpensive primes that you'd recommend for a beginner?
     
  3. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Melissa
    Wonderful! I've been putting off trying night sky shots until we head up to the mountains.

    Is it worth trying night shots in a neighborhood with a few surrounding street lights?
     
  4. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Rob Campbell
    I haven't used it, but the Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f2 lens gets pretty solid reviews. They're manual focus, but for shooting stars that's not really a problem. Focus once and leave it.

    Absolutely! Exposing to the right can still get a lot of star detail when you adjust in lightroom (or whatever software you're using). It won't look like much on preview in camera, especially if you're metering around +3.0EV, but get it into your software and decrease exposure, increase contrast and some stars should show up.

    Can't hurt to try it. :)
     
  5. HRC2016

    HRC2016 Mu-43 Regular

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    Betty, I live in an urban area that has a lot of light pollution. There are a couple of large parks nearby that I visit to avoid streetlights, but I don't go alone due to transients who camp out there and nocturnal wildlife.
     
  6. HRC2016

    HRC2016 Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks Rob, I had my eye on that lens.
     
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