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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 05:24:15 AM »
Excellent work guys. Im really wanting to get into this. I only have a 35L that might be appropriate. Is this going to be wide enough? Also how do you set focus? Do you set it manually to infinity? With a 30 sec exposure will the camera capture alot more stars than the eye can see? Thanks!


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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 05:24:15 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2012, 05:49:19 AM »
Apply the "rule of 600" for this type of photo. Divide 600 on your focal, for example 600:24= 25 seconds, which is the longest shutter you can use without seeing trails.

the 35 would give you 17 seconds, so you might need a pretty high iso, but helped a huge amount by the 1,4 aperture.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2012, 05:56:46 AM »
this is my shot of the ISS (international Space Station) last night over Kings Langley, UK
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2012, 08:29:01 AM »
I wasn't able to get out for any shots this year, but i too have shots of the ISS. That's currently my thing. As for focusing, the first time i manually set it to infinity then dialed it back the slightest bit. it was okay, but i've gotten better results leaving it at infinity. i'd like to try manually focusing using the magnified live view, but i'm either so hard pressed for time, or i actually forget that my camera can do it. the the 5dmk3 is my current camera. the 5d had been my most current camera and i forget about some of the bells and whistles i now have access to. I've mostly been shooting around f2.8/f4 iso800 30sec, usually always to the stop at the wide end of my 16-35. I adjust for clouds and ambient light and stuff. when i want longer exposures i use my kitchen timer! I just can't bring myself to drop another dime on something like that(the fancy timer release), besides at 30sec+ what's the difference between 40 seconds or 42?I've been back and forth for a long while now about selling my 16-35 to fund a 24mm 1.4, but so far haven't as there are lots of things the zoom can do that the 24 can't. either way it's a compromise, and so far i've just stayed put. so if i post a few ISS shots here under the meteor heading i won't get a spanking?

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »
Risc32 you should look at the shutterboss: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749827-REG/Vello_RC_C2_ShutterBoss_Timed_Remote_for.html

I have 5d3 + 16-35 as well, I have noticed some vingetting on the wide end as well.  There is a huge difference between 30 and 40 some odd seconds based off the previously mentioned rule of 600.  I'm in the same boat as you selling 16-35 for 24 1.4, I am still on the line but I'm leaning towards keeping 16-35.  The reason?  16mm.  Yes its 2.8 and not as sharp as the 1.4 but 16mm is too good for stars.

I'm looking into magic lantern and seeing if its supported on the 5d3 since they have a built in intervelometer. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 08:47:13 PM »
Yes, that shutterboss looks very handy. maybe sometime i'll purchase such a device and give myself a break, but for now i just can't bring myself to do it. yes, i understand that i could run up against movement issues with longer times, but as far as exposure is concerned, a few seconds here or there on a 60 second shot doesn't mean much. really a few seconds here or there at 30 seconds isn't a problem either. i doubt there is a "hard limit" to how far you can go before star trails are a real problem, but nevertheless i get your point.   yes, 16-35 or 24 ?...hmmm. gain 2 stops with the 24mm and lose 16-23 and 25-35 and the sweet 7 straight aperture blades? not yet anyway.

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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2013, 04:22:39 PM »
Just a friendly reminder that this is happening again this weekend. I might try to get some shots, but I'm a beginner at astrophotography. Any extra pointers appreciated!  ;D

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2013, 04:47:25 PM »
now I have moved to the southern hemisphere does anyone know if there are any meteor showers that we can see from here as I assume we cannot see perseisus from here?
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