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A6000 with Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 - Milkyway etc


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#1 Zola

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:13 AM

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Hey guys,

 

What settings do you find work best when shooting the night sky and milkyway with this lens and the A6000? 

 

At 2.0 and ISO more than say 1000, it looks like day time after anything more than about 15 seconds. 

 

How should my photo look before I post process? Dark or light?



#2 miran

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:45 AM

In my limited experience exposure time should be no more than around 15-20s to keep the stars as points instead of lines. Aperture should be wide open at f/2.0 and ISO whatever you get.



#3 timde

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

Like Miran said. Also, you can use a curve tool to increase the darkness, so long that the stars have not over-exposed/clipped, it will be OK.

 

 

The other thing to do is make sure its _really_ dark when you take the shot. That matters a lot. Where I live, its too light for Milky Way photos ... even when there is no moon and the sky is clear and dry.




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