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What I learned last night

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by uscrx, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    14mm isn't wide enough to photograph the Milky Way. With a u43 camera.

    1 minute exposure no matter how much you reduce noise...will be noisy.

    AF dark sky is really hard.

    Mosquitoes are awake at midnight.

    I'm convinced all those beautiful pictures of the Milky Way is computer generated.
     
  2. billybob

    billybob Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 23, 2013
    Hehe - LOL @ computer generated..

    What settings are you on?
    Which 14mm lens is that?
    Are you at least a 100km away from city ao that you are away from light pollution - under a very clear sky at night?
     
  3. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    Don't forget the part about being able count all the hot pixels you really have.
     
  4. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Just be glad you were not accosted by pesky angry raccoons!
     
  5. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Kind of..our sky is dark...but not dark enough.

    14Mm at 2.8. ISO 3200 1 minute
     
  6. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Won't happen, that would be the last time the racoon got pesky angry. My arsenal is a good size and I can shoot on my property...all day/night. Well....wouldn't want to disturb my neighbors.
     
  7. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    What I'm learning as I grow as a photographer:

    Pixel peeping is a chronic disease..it's not the sharpness and IQ that define a good photo. It's everything else.
     
  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Well, it isn't so much the speed or angle of view of the lens, nor is it so much a matter of sensor size.

    It is, like real estate, a matter of "location, location, location".

    To get a really good shot of the Milky Way with a 14mm lens mounted on a :43: camera you need a remote release, a really good tripod, and you need to travel to Andromeda and shoot back at the Milky Way.

    HTH

    Regards,

    Jim

    (G,D, & R, verra, verra fast)
     
  9. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Looked at Travelocity for a flight to Andromeda...but couldn't find a non-stop flight. :wink:
     
  10. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Don't worry, in a couple billion years we'll collide with Andromeda! Talk about zooming with your feet.