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The Milky Way

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by [kane], Aug 1, 2011.

  1. [kane]

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    Enjoy
     
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  2. dche5390

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    I like this I do indeed.
     
  3. matt-chops

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    If you tilt your head to the left it looks like a hamburger made of stars... a very sexy hamburger though.

    Really amazing shot. Made use of the darkness of the new moon?

    Do you now own a 1D mkIV or was it borrowed? How does it compare to the 5DmkII in terms of noise and high ISO performance?
     
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    I have 2x 1D MK IV's and 2x 5D MK's...... haha kidding. The camera belongs to David, my business partner. The ISO performance is very good.

    Thanks
    Kane
     
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    - Canon !D MK IV
    - ISO 1600, f1.4, 5 seconds, 35mm.
    - Canon 35 f/1.4 lens.

    Sweet Jeebus! How in the hell!?
     
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    Nice shot!
     
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    f1.4 FTW......
     
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    Light is there, we don't see it, camera does, camera captures it.....
     
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    Nice one Kane.. Very Nice One :)
     
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    Love it :)
     
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    Love it mate! Been wanting to get into getting one of these for so long
     
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    I've always wanted to know how people can focus onto the stars so perfectly.

    When i try, it comes out slightly blurred.
     
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    What lens are you using? Just manual focus to infinity, it helps if your lens has an infinity marking.
     
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    Focus to infinity should give you an acceptable focus. Star drift is more apparent if you expose for more than 30 seconds.
    For exposures over 30 seconds you would need an equatorial mount (and associated gear) to track either manually or computer guided.
     
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    is this taken with a standard lens?, i thought you would need a telescope for this?:confused:

    Im trying to do this as im working in MBFNW Western Australia, not keen on buying a telescope out here if this can be done with a normal lens.

    Also will a 550d give these type of images?

    Ive got a 1000D(sorry im onnly a beginner), sigma 50-150 F2.8 on a tripod. This would be capable yer?
     
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    Yes and yes.. a lens (of any type) will take these photos.. it is better to have a lower apperture though. 1.4 FTW (as previously mentioned)

    This photo was a Tokina 12-24mm on a 60d @ f4 for 30seconds, ISO6400. Yes it was taken in the cook islands with very little light pollution (important!) and NO moon.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/20110407195.jpg

    As you can see its possible. ;) But mine are miles from Kane's quality /bows
     
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    thank you, that pic still looks good compaired to what i get now. i must look into a lower F-stop lens and a better body down the track.

    Any other advice?
     
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    To be honest thats it..

    Check the moon. - no moon is better
    You want a good location, the further from civilisation the better.. over the ocean seems to work well.
    lower f-stop (lowest you can go with your kit)
    30 second exposure (any more and you get trails)
    Good Solid Tripod
    High ISO (3200 usually) if you go higher you can get a bit of noise, but stars look like noise anyways. ;)

    And off you go.. Enjoy!
     
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    awesome! thank you.
     
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    See above all comments valid. Any lens will work, but you'll need to exposure for longer if you can't get a fast f/stop/

    Kane
     

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