Issues using a6000 for Milky Way

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Issues using a6000 for Milky Way
2 months ago

I encountered a few issues while photographing the Milky Way with the a6000 and the Zeiss 12mm f2.8:

- Activating the remote control runs down the battery very fast. WiFi, auto review, display brightness, and every other setting that might drain the battery was turned off. I had to use the 2 second delay instead of the remote to conserve power.

- To save battery power, I tried turning the camera off between shots. Even though the camera was on manual focus, the focus point changed after turning the camera back on. Nothing else was changed - not tripod position or settings. Only the power switch was touched.

- There was a serious banding pattern when I lightened the sky too much in post processing.

Despite these problems, here are a few of the results:

You can see a little of the banding in the upper left of the photo.

Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 Sony a6000
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