Star Trails with 5d MkII

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Marcus Beard
Senior MemberPosts: 1,124Gear list
Star Trails with 5d MkII
Oct 28, 2012

Hi all

I've just come back from a fantastic weekend on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.  My mate and I had a camper van for three nights and spent our time touring the island, taking photos (up before sunrise) and spending the evenings in the pub.  Bliss.

I'd also just bought a Trigger Trap iPhone app - one of the modes is star trails so I thought I'd try it out.  Fantastic little app -  I set it to trigger 120 exposures at 30 seconds each on my Canon 5d MkII with Tokina 16-28 lens.

More can be read about Trigger Trap here .  Basically it sends audio clicks from the headphone socket through a converter into the camera cable release port.

The pictures were combined in the freeware StarStax app (for Mac)

Here is the result - any feedback appreciated please - I'd love to have more of a play with this in different locations.

Star Trail - Isle of Mull

Many thanks


 Marcus Beard's gear list:Marcus Beard's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Fujifilm X-E1 Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX +6 more
Canon EOS 5D
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow