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    went to burralow creek on the new moon to see if I could get a milky way shot.
    this on was straight up using an old dx fisheye.

    d4 10.5 dx fisheye 15s f2.8 iso 3200 straight up. full frame
    Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter

  • #2
    G'day mate

    That it a great shot - love the framing, and the beaut corner-to-corner image quality is a credit to a good lens
    Framing beaut, exposure beaut, subject treatment excellent .... 10/10 from me

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    • #3
      thanks Phil.
      pretty easy to frame a fisheye though. it just has everything in front of the camera.
      where we went there were trees every where and no real option to use other lenses and get some foreground interest.
      the fisheye was likely the saviour here. natural vignette around most of the image added the interest.

      you cant use too long en exposure with milky way stuff, as a quide line you use 500 divided by the focal length as the maximum exposure.
      if you have a bigger lens and longer exposure, you get the stars moving a bit.

      exposure becomes a case of exposing for what you like.
      mostly you get a enough chances to get it right, unlike birds the milky way not run off on you.
      but after having shot it before, you have an idea of what exposure to start at.
      worth a go next new moon. tis higher in the sky in winter and often get clearer skies though.
      Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter


      • #4
        Wonderful result. Almost looks like the full galaxy in frame!
        It's the little things!

        Cheers, Greg C.


        • #5
          Agree with all above Stephen. fabulous wide image.

          "Don't touch". Must be the scariest thing to read in braille!

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          • #6
            thanks folks. we camped out in -4c overnight for this. we both thought the views were worth it.
            Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter