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Astrophotography on the NEX-5


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Aug 30, 2011
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"> View attachment 26730 "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">
"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"> View attachment 26732 "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.

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