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Astrophotography on the NEX-5

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Poki, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    So, some months after I first tried to photograph stars with my trusty NEX-5, I thought about every issue the NEX system has with this type of photography (like focusing to infinity, framing, their "small", high-res sensor that doesn't allow long exposure times with stars and so on) and came back with one picture which I think is technically okay.

    The NEX proves to still have challenges for me as a two and a half year owner, but it's worth it to experiment, and if you try hard enough, your NEX can do everything for you! ;)

    (The noise in the lower end of the photo comes from the bad Flickr sharpening, not from the photo itself)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/8106854126/" title="Living in the moonlight by Poki5, on Flickr">"426" height="640" alt="Living in the moonlight"></a>

    Just for reference, my first two astrophotography shots with me not having a clue what I was doing ...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/7811424128/" title="Silence by Poki5, on Flickr"> 7811424128_d25a215f01_z. "426" height="640" alt="Silence"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/7819004410/" title="I want to believe by Poki5, on Flickr">"426" height="640" alt="I want to believe"></a>

    If you've got shots of this type with your NEX, please share here! I'm very interested to hear how you've got around all these technical and physical limitations surrounding the NEX system.
     
  2. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    390
    Oct 17, 2012