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madlantern

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X1D with 30mm f3.5 astrophotography
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:21:04 AM »

I just had the chance to use the X1D to shoot the milky way. The it doesn't really have any good astrophotography lenses yet, since the only wide angle is a f/3.5, and so noise is definitely on the high side. But the corner coma performance seems to be good. There's noticeable trailing at 15sec.


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Re: X1D with 30mm f3.5 astrophotography
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:10:59 AM »

Nice shot, I am surprised at the noise, what ISO was it?  Also surprised to see that many trails at only 15 sec. 

Looks like it can get the job done for sure.

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Re: X1D with 30mm f3.5 astrophotography
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 01:21:40 PM »

Curious as to what editor you used for the raw files.

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Re: X1D with 30mm f3.5 astrophotography
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 07:19:39 PM »

Nice shot, I am surprised at the noise, what ISO was it?  Also surprised to see that many trails at only 15 sec. 

Looks like it can get the job done for sure. Pushed it by a stop perhaps

Paul Caldwell

ISO 6400, with some curves adjustment afterwards


Curious as to what editor you used for the raw files.

-Joe

Lightroom CC
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Re: X1D with 30mm f3.5 astrophotography
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 12:33:41 PM »

Get a Nikon D810A with a Sigma 14mm f/1.8 instead...
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Re: X1D with 30mm f3.5 astrophotography
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 04:05:30 PM »

Nice shot, I am surprised at the noise, what ISO was it?  Also surprised to see that many trails at only 15 sec. 

Looks like it can get the job done for sure.

Paul Caldwell

I've done some testing as well with my X1D and 30mm and the results definitely suggest it will get the job done. 

While I love astrophotography, I personally currently don't do enough of it to justify spending over $5k USD on a D810a/Sigma 14mm setup optimized for astrophography as Voidshatter suggests, even if they are better tools more suited for the job.  I suspect most photographers are probably in the same boat.     
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