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Nov 14, 2017 15:17 |  #7411

First time trying a Milky Way shot this past September while up in Vermont with the family. I've always wanted to try this but have never been able to because I live in RI which is pretty high with light pollution. So I just have a Sony FE 28 f/2 as my widest lens since I mostly shot my family and not much landscape stuff as you all know. So when the kids went to bed I went out onto the resort's golf course around 11pm and made my first attempt. I think I ended up stitching around 16 shots together to get this. Overall I'm pretty happy with it considering I really didn't know much about astro photography. Gotta say that it felt pretty cool when I took a look at my first exposure and saw a piece of the Milky Way. I'm sure there is plenty wrong with the photo with regards to sharpness of the stars and stuff, but it made me wish that I lived in a less light polluted areas so I could do this more often.

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Nov 14, 2017 15:25 |  #7412

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So.....I could either get the a7Riii or a brand new gold plated film camera........decision​s decisions.


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Nov 14, 2017 15:39 |  #7413

digital_AM wrote in post #18496408 (external link)
I've been there! :lol: Nice shot MM. It's a cool place to look out at the rolling mountains, right?

Thanks Alfredo. Literally a cool place, It was in the upper 40s and the wind was ripping on top. Def. nice view on top....they say you can
see the ATL skyline on a clear day but way too much isoprene in the air that day.


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Nov 14, 2017 15:40 |  #7414

eriet30 wrote in post #18496420 (external link)
Thats exactly what I think 80mp or more even

edit: I think that sony does not see cameras as a 3-4 year cycle like Nikanon.... I think they see them like the cel phone market.... upgrade small but significant every year and keep turning the top end of the market share they have.

And some people have a problem with that.....depreciation.​...well the Sony depreciation cycle can't keep up with my human body depreciation so I'm not
fretting over that.


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Nov 14, 2017 15:44 |  #7415

cc1995 wrote in post #18496431 (external link)
First time trying a Milky Way shot this past September while up in Vermont with the family. I've always wanted to try this but have never been able to because I live in RI which is pretty high with light pollution. So I just have a Sony FE 28 f/2 as my widest lens since I mostly shot my family and not much landscape stuff as you all know. So when the kids went to bed I went out onto the resort's golf course around 11pm and made my first attempt. I think I ended up stitching around 16 shots together to get this. Overall I'm pretty happy with it considering I really didn't know much about astro photography. Gotta say that it felt pretty cool when I took a look at my first exposure and saw a piece of the Milky Way. I'm sure there is plenty wrong with the photo with regards to sharpness of the stars and stuff, but it made me wish that I lived in a less light polluted areas so I could do this more often.

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Very nice! Really like the lighting on the course.
The 28/2 is perfectly fine for Milky Way. Ian Norman gave that lens a big thumbs up; not so much with the wide angle converter on it though.
My only problem with the 28 is that it is not nearly as wide as I would like but Microsoft ICE is great for stitching and ICE is free.

If you're curious about results from ICE here is a 30 image stitch of the Milky Way about 2.5 miles from our cabin in the southern Appalachians. I overlapped each image
approx 30 percent-
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Nov 14, 2017 15:49 |  #7416

Goofing off last week on one of the 5 days of rain :(

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Nov 14, 2017 16:18 |  #7417

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Goofing off last week on one of the 5 days of rain :(


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You're making me keep that lens in my bag........ really need to take it out gah


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Nov 14, 2017 17:06 |  #7418

eriet30 wrote in post #18496485 (external link)
You're making me keep that lens in my bag........ really need to take it out gah

Thanks Eriet. It's about time for me to put it in storage until the thaw out next year. Leaves are gone, bugs are gone. I might
compare/contrast the FE90 with the 85mm when it gets here. Poof will be the model as I study portrait photography. I don't think
Vinz or Gene have any competitive worries :)

It get cold where you are too doesn't it Eriet, cold but sunny right?


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Nov 14, 2017 17:13 |  #7419

Sony A7RIII no longer a star eater?

http://briansmith.com ...-sony-a7r-iii-star-eater/ (external link)


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Nov 14, 2017 17:35 |  #7420

vinmunoz wrote in post #18496520 (external link)
Sony A7RIII no longer a star eater?

http://briansmith.com ...-sony-a7r-iii-star-eater/ (external link)

I'm just hoping the new firmware update is pushed out, similar to the last time the A9 was released. Give me the eye AF with adapted glass, so I can delay the R3 a lot longer :-P


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Nov 14, 2017 17:51 |  #7421

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18496518 (external link)
Thanks Eriet. It's about time for me to put it in storage until the thaw out next year. Leaves are gone, bugs are gone. I might
compare/contrast the FE90 with the 85mm when it gets here. Poof will be the model as I study portrait photography. I don't think
Vinz or Gene have any competitive worries :)

It get cold where you are too doesn't it Eriet, cold but sunny right?


Yes cold..... I hate it when I have to put on a vest cause its in the 70s.......note.... we are still in the 90s. So yeah 70s are cold.

However if I drive north 2 hours thats 7000 feet in elevation and they get to those mid 20s often.


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Nov 14, 2017 19:18 |  #7422

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Nov 14, 2017 19:19 |  #7423

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18495821 (external link)
No doubt Jarvis. But I was on fire to add the a9, after I had the a9 three weeks on fire to rid of the entire Canon lot.
Had fire for the a99ii and still to this day say the a99ii is the best overall camera made to this date. Even the spec list
of the A7Riii comes up short of the a99ii.

You remember the mental debates, the lingering sorrow over the decision to go full on e-mount but solace in that at least
weekly I see/hold and process a99ii files with my doctor buddy who bought it from me and learns processing from me of all
people!

Poof and I have already discussed the Riii and her inheritance of the Rii when that time comes. in the meantime I'm lens'ing it
up with the 85/1.8 arriving Wednesday and two weeks away from the 24-105G. From now until April time to make a decision
on the wide-field astro. In too many ways the B18 is lacking--especially since I did ok shooting the Milky Way with the 12-24G; that
at least saved me from the 16-35GM. The most likely candidate at this point in time is the Laowa 15/2.

See you shouldn't have commented, got me on a tear ;)

I go back and forth over whether I made the right decision picking the a99ii over the a7rii.

I miss the small footprint of my a7r/fe55 combo, and I don't take the a99ii everywhere like I did that camera (or the a6K, for that matter). Part of it may be not having a 50mmish lens for the first time since I started shooting regularly six years ago, as taking the a99ii/135ZA as a substitute isn't the most convenient thing in the world.

The a99ii begs for SSM glass, as you may have found out with your 400 4.5. At higher ISO, the AF doesn't get on well with the 200/2xTC combo maybe not even as well as it did with the a77ii?

At any rate, the grass is always greener. I definitely need to make time and dive into the AF system and make adjustments.


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No doubt that the a99ii is a special camera for sure. I really wonder why Sony has basically abandoned their larger bodies? It seems with Sonys tech so much more could be accomplished in an a99 sized body. Overheating issues no more, and they could pack buffer for days in there. Someone familiar with Sony said they think that Sony is perfecting the smaller E mount tech and then will eventually come out with a99 sized E mount "super cameras". I could see that happening. Sony also just patented two different 100MP+ (If I remember correctly) medium format sensors. Not sure if they would be for Sony cameras or Phase One or another company. I'll look for the article, but I could see those sitting pretty in an a99 style body. But that would require another whole new mount.

I look back on the a99ii and am sometimes sad that I never got the chance to own one, but I know that at least for now E mount is the way of the future. A mount has such great tech and so much history and amazing lenses, it's a shame that Sony has seemingly put it on the corporate shelf to die. Doubt they could get away with another a99ii style release. Can you imagine the anger from the few that still shoot A mount if they released an a77iii but didn't release any new a mount glass? At what point does it become corporate robbery?

What new glass would you like to see come out for a-mount? An 85ZA and 135ZA refresh with SSM probably for me, along with a redesigned 35 1.4G. The 400 2.8 or f4 prime is long overdue. Maybe a 200 f2G?

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I actually had an a99II from Sony for a wedding a couple weeks back. It's a very capable camera and got the job done, but the impression I walked away with at the end of the day is that a9 is actually a better workhorse cam and that other than being sluggish, the a7rII is not far behind the a99II. I probably needed to tweak the AF settings on the a99II, but the AF system prioritized the off sensor PDAF system, and because it lacks the density of the on-sensor system, it got tripped up at times when tracking. Straight up on-sensor AF systems is the way to go for microfocus accuracy.

Mirrorless is definitely the future IMO and Sony made the right play. I think supporting a-mount adaptability is the way to go, and the addition of eye focus with adapted glass was a nice bone to throw.

Very interesting, Carlo. What lenses did you have available to you for the wedding? If all the ssm lenses AF like my 24ssm does, I may have to stop being so cheap and just pony up for the 70-200gii or maybe a 50ZAssm.


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Nov 14, 2017 19:20 as a reply to vinmunoz's post |  #7424

You are really getting the most out of that a6000, Vinz. Well done!


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Nov 14, 2017 19:25 |  #7425

mickeyb105 wrote in post #18496616 (external link)
You are really getting the most out of that a6000, Vinz. Well done!

Thanks. The A6000 get its' chance to shine now that my Rii was sold.


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