really long exposures with x-e1

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Astrophotographer 10 Senior Member • Posts: 6,859
Re: really long exposures with x-e1

For cleanest sure. It depends on what you are imaging. If you were trying to capture the night sky such a long exposure would be almost impossible. Tracking that accurately for that long would require an expensive and complex mount that requires considerable knowledge to align perfectly.

For a landscape where time is not an issue I can agree with what you are saying. Although the posted image is quite dark and ISO3200 is quite clean when the weather is cool. Also I find LR's noise tool to be very effective. So long as its well exposed ISO choice is less critical.

But are you sure you are not imaging based on what worked with older cameras. These next gen cameras like XE1, Nikon D800, D600 and latest Canon offerings are almost noise free at ISO1600 and useable up to ISO6400 with some minor noise handlings?

Greg.

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