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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 is a camera from 2005 with a rather small 1/1.8" 8MPix sensor. Even if you managed to capture something, the image quality will be still poor for this kind of images. More recent cameras with larger sensors would be definitely better option. Image quality has radically improved during the 10 years. I'm afraid no additional ...


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I know this is an old thread, but here is my 2 cents: I just shot the (08/13/15) 2015 Perseids meteor shower in the California desert and for the first time got the random dot noise, not the standard long exposure/high ISO noise. One thing different this time was the ambient temperatures of 111 degrees F in the day and 75 F at night on my Nikon D700. I ...


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Even though the light pollution is much worse near the horizon, being only a few miles from a major population center the size of St. Louis means there is still a significant amount of light pollution much higher in the sky. You really need a much darker sky to pull a lot of the dimmer elements of the Milky Way out of the background light level. As far as ...


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F/1.4 vs, f/4 is three full stops. That means the f/1.4 lens allows eight times the amount of light through the lens than the f/4 lens does! This means you can shoot at lower ISO or for shorter shutter times or both. It means at the same ISO and shutter times, with the f/1.4 lens you can capture night sky objects 1/8 the brightness of what you can capture ...


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There is a HUGE difference. The 17-40 is good for northern lights, moon-illuminated landscape and such where but it will struggle a bit with noise in other "darker" situations. The Samyang 24mm is very, very fast and quite sharp even wide open if you get a good copy...(BUT NOT VERY WIDE, which is why many night photog specialists usually also have an ...


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To capture images like this you will need The night of a new moon (the moon will wash out the image otherwise). You may be able to get away with a sliver of a moon as well. Log exposure, I usually opt for below the 30 second range so that you wont see star trails. Unless you are trying to shoot star trails they are fun as well. A tripod or something to ...


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According to author's annotation to the image at 500px, it was taken in desert of Medina, Kuwait. It was submitted for inclusion with Ubuntu by someone else, and luckily the Albanian photographer Shady S. was happy to give his permission. More generally, you'll need a location with no light pollution from surroundings. Technique-wise, have a look at already ...


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Of course you should consider them but in the end of the day budget will dictate what you buy and there are no two ways about it. I shoot very similar things to what you are asking about with a DSLR (Nikon D3300) so ill offer some advice from my experience, and some suggestions on why I like a DSLR for these shots. Interchangeable lenses: The dSLR (or ...


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It's entirely up to you, of course, and there's nothing wrong with upgrading as far as your wallet will allow. The question I always ask myself when considering and upgrade is: What do I want to do in my photography that is limited by my current camera and will this new camera address that to my satisfaction? Answering that honestly will keep you from buying ...


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No, you're not wasting your time considering a dSLR, but you may want to consider looking at older used models, and possibly into mirrorless cameras if you're on that tight of a budget. A bridge camera can do several things a dSLR cannot without specialized lenses, such as supertelephoto and macro shooting, so you do have to weigh just how much you plan on ...


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Almost any digital camera should last several years. It does not matter if it is a bridge or DSLR, or even a compact. More expensive ones are usually more sturdy but I still have several digital cameras which are 5+ years old and work well. They were replaced becuase something better came along not because one stopped working. Since you mentioned astro ...


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For use with a telescope (or microscope), removable lenses are desirable. For convenience when traveling, "bridge" cameras offer fairly good resolution and choice of focal length without the need to buy and to carry additional lenses. The prices for high-end bridge cameras and low-end DSLR's (or mirrorless removable lens cameras) overlap, so this is really a ...


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A back-of-the-envelope calculation based on field-of-view calculators and the known size of the moon, and the ratio of 125:4000 vertical portion of the frame, indicate that 55mm is the right ballpark. Testing (CR2 processed by Adobe DNG Conveeter) shows that the lens indicates specific marks only, e.g. 55 then 60, not a continuous measurement. I verified ...


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Try a rubber band wrench from an auto parts type store, or rubber gloves with your fingers and palm evenly spaced around ring. Don't squeeze too hard--just enough to make even contact. You can also put Anti-seize compound, from the same type of store, on your fingertip then onto the threads. Only coat the threads very lightly; it will spread around when ...


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I don't know the E-M10 exactly, but on the E-M5 you could use one of these approaches: Focus with the manual ring on the objective, assuming the 40-150 has one (in my memory it does). Switch the touch screen on the rear side to the point-and-shoot mode, then touch onto the moon on the display using your finger. Does this help? If not, what's the exact ...



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