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settings on a 7d to get the milky way

 
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Feb 27, 2010 03:56 |  #1
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Ive tried few times with no luck... how do I take a good picture of the milky way.. I have a software that tells me the location and all but the camera settings how should they be set to?..


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Feb 27, 2010 12:24 |  #2

Largest aperture possible (at least f2.'8') and 30s shutter speed usually work for me. The area must be pretty dark too (little to no light pollution).


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Feb 27, 2010 12:40 |  #3
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nice, ill give it a try again but... lowest ISO I believe?


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Feb 27, 2010 16:01 |  #4

You'd need your camera on full Manual settings; a fairly high ISO, like 800 or 1600; very wide lens like a 10-22 at it's widest zoom (the longer the focal length, the quicker you see the effect of star trailing, and you don't want that if you're shooting the Milky Way); very dark site because light pollution will drown out the stars; similarly do it around New Moon time, not Full Moon; shutter speeds 15s to 30s (again to minimise star trailing) so tripod, shutter release, mirror lockup maybe; aperture wide like f/4 or something around there. I'd start with those and experiment from there.

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