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Hobbyist Photographer and tech enthusiast. I mostly do landscape photography, but trying to build a diverse portfolio of skills.


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comment What kind of camera do I need to capture deep space images?
Yes - the Canon 7D can definitely do it (images might be noisy, but you can clean up with post-processing and dark-frame subtraction). Note that you will need a fast lens (something like the 24mm/f1.4) for best results. For more information on shooting static star shots, I found this very helpful: texbrick.com/photo/notes/starshots.pdf
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comment What kind of camera do I need to capture deep space images?
@ReddySR: Absolutely! You can see the Milky Way very clearly with naked eyes. The trick is to get away from big cities and light pollution - from what I've read rural NZ is ideal for this! You're also very fortunate living in the Southern Hemisphere since you can see more of the 'good parts' of the Milky way than us in the Northern Hemisphere (winter months are the best time for you - summer months for us). For more samples of Milky way shots, see flickr.com/photos/bala_/sets/72157628001569892/detail and wanderingmonkphoto.com/night
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