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Quote:Thanks for the replies and encouragement! And nice lunar shot!I'm not really interested in long exposures, strictly lunar and planetary. For triggering short exposures I imagine a wireless remote or even a camera-controlling android app would work fine. And after reading the reviews, and hearing from a friend who has and loves the XE-1, I was gung-ho for the new Fuji XE-2 until I found that it lacks a tilting rear screen. That's a must-have feature for me, for composing from funny angles and I imagine would be handy for framing when mounted to the scope, also.I've been reading reviews pretty much all day and think I have it narrowed down now to the E-P5, E-PL5, or GX7.
Quote:Honestly....why not just get a planetary camera/webcam??
Quote:In photography, sensor size is everything.APS-C of the Fuji/Sony/etc is where I would REALLY recommend people stick to...
Quote:FWIW, why are you even bothering going with the VERY expensive GX7 when the GX1 will do everything just as well
Quote:I'm pretty set on the mirror-less type......But eventually I will want to hook it up to my C8 and try some lunar and planetary imaging.
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Quote:Fuji X-E1 is by far the best mirrorless I have used/owned to date.And noise performance is exceptional up to ISO6400...I really cannot find another model (even the NEX series) that has such low noise and great image quality!Fuji has THE BEST prime/lens collection around for Mirrorless, hands down! So if you want the best image quality for the $, Fuji is where it is at. again, IMHO..
Quote:Baby APS-C SONY sensor (IMX071) is IMX109, size is type-4/3".Used in few MILC http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5863684I wish I have the money and the big heart to get a GH3 but I learned long ago I can't win in the cult camera pricing plan.My personal observation is that MILC is still being used by most of the manufacturers to carefully and slowly warming up the market while keeping the profit high. A lot of crippling and price tiers just to keep the hope high and willingness to open the wallet up in the fan/popular level.My approach is to get the model I like with the compromises I can live with. This include the price tag I can swallow. Regarding extra features beneficial to astro... one day at a time until crippling is not the name of the game.Clear Skies!ccs_hello
Quote:one day at a time until crippling is not the name of the game.
Quote:What ccs_hello said is correct. Another thing to remember is that as tempting as it may be using ETC mode in anything other than 1080p will not gain you anything. Since it is a true 1:1 crop the 720p mode will just simply give you less of the 1080p frame.You are much better off to shoot in 1080p ETC and then crop out what you don’t want later. You can always take out what you don't want later. You can't add it back in.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s