Fujifilm X-A1 milky way: 12800 and 25600 ISO modes are useful for night skies?

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Chad Hardy
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Re: Fujifilm X-A1 milky way: 12800 and 25600 ISO modes are useful for night skies?
In reply to gunkan, 5 months ago

gunkan wrote:

But we have a 30 secs limit in order to stop the stars. So, we need ISO.

1. You can easily fix exposure in post, shoot ISO 1600-3200 RAW and adjust black, white, shadow, highlights to get the shot correct. In general on a really dark night you can push to 6400 but don't go over.

2. Use a faster lens if possible, f.2.8 or faster. Manual focus to infinity if you have no foreground. Watch and balance for croma. With the Touit 12mm I don't have any croma issues wide open.

3. Make sure you don't have any filters on your lens.

4. If you need foreground lit, consider bringing a flashlight and do a bit of light painting.

5. General guide I use for exposure on crop sensor:

-10mm: 25 sec

-26mm: 20 sec

-23mm: 15 sec

6. If moon out increase F4 and compensate shutter speed/ISO.

7. White balance to 4400K at dusk, deep night down to 3200 to 3600 (tungsten range)

Hope this helps!

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