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comment Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?
And just where in the sky will the brightest parts of the Milky Way be during evening hours in May at mid-northern latitudes? Below the horizon. They will be high in the sky just before dawn.
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comment Are full-frame cameras less forgiving with respect to camera shake?
They're not, unless you are shooting at very wide apertures.
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comment Can you photograph the milky way with a full moon out?
Good glass, painstaking manual focus, tripod mounted with cable release and mirror lockup, processing the RAW file to emphasize the contrast between dark and light areas (adjusting the color temp and applying a color filter even when outputting in monochrome), and some fairly aggressive sharpening (just don't over sharpen).
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revised Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?
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comment Is astrophotography basically pointless with a moon in the sky?
The moon is at half phase twice in the monthly cycle, once when waxing and once when waning. If "wait until the moon sets" doesn't work, then try "shoot before the moon rises" instead. The former works when the moon is rising and then setting roughly 6 hours before the sun (waning), the latter works when the moon is rising and setting 6 hours after the sun (waxing).
Apr
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answered Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?
Apr
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comment Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?
Related: photo.stackexchange.com/q/41722/15871
Apr
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answered Are the black blobs on these pictures indicative of shutter failure?
Apr
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comment Is image stabilization a necessary feature for wide angle lenses?
@SelimArikan That all depends on the specific lens. Most early IS lenses had a problem with a "feedback loop" when mounted on a tripod witht he IS turned on. Many newer lenses can sense when they are tripod mounted and adjust the IS setting automatically. Some lenses, such as the latest Canon Super Telephoto series, have an IS mode specifically intended for tripod use that is designed to cancel the vibrations from mirror slap for use in shooting situations when mirror lock-up is not practical.
Apr
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answered Is image stabilization a necessary feature for wide angle lenses?
Apr
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answered How to fix Nikon D40x shutter not re-arming?
Apr
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answered Does the Fujifilm X100 have a limited number of shutter actuations, similar to focal-plane shutters?
Apr
13
comment What is the MECHA DEVICE SERVICE in the Sony Alpha 7
"Mechanical Device Service" was my first impression as well, even before seeing @FakeName's comment above.
Apr
13
reviewed Leave Open What camera has the highest number of frames per second?
Apr
13
comment Which one is better - more cross-type sensor or better sensitiveness of cross-type sensors?
Just remember that due to the physics involved more sensitive (in terms of what is the minimum size of a lens' maximum aperture with which the point will function) also means less accurate due to the narrower baseline between the light from one side of the lens to the other.
Apr
13
comment Camera selection for model airplane
Are you familiar with the GoPro line of small, lightweight cameras?
Apr
13
comment Is this a good example of “Rule of Thirds”?
It is not a good example of the "rule of thirds".
Apr
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comment Which one is better - more cross-type sensor or better sensitiveness of cross-type sensors?
See photo.stackexchange.com/a/37381/15871
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revised Why are these black dots / spots appearing in my pictures?
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