Perseid -- GH2 not cutting it -- Rental or used reccomendation

Started Aug 7, 2013 | Questions thread
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bedhead Regular Member • Posts: 363
Perseid -- GH2 not cutting it -- Rental or used reccomendation

Howdy all, thanks for a great forum.

My GH2 isn't doing the job I want it to do for starscapes at 20sec at a 24mm efl (for 135).  1600 isn't getting me enough signal, and 6400 is getting me way to much noise (and banding).  3200 just gives me banding..

Boy howdy do I want to get out for the Persids!

Would anyone care to recommend an affordable used rig that does really well with long exposures?  (lighter the better)  I'm also open to a rental rig, but FF cannons don't seem to being attracting my attendion.  (not sure why.)

Are there crop bodies in Pentax, Nikon (sigh), or Cannon (rebel) that give smooth noiseless images (it could happen!) at 20 seconds and high enough iso to give me some signal.

I don't have a tracker, and it's not in the cards for next monday.

Any experience you can share would be greatly appreciated.  Even if it's rigs to steer away from...

thanks, jack

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