I'd love to have this in my next camera!

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Nordstjernen Veteran Member • Posts: 6,876
Why not a trcking platform - much better!

Chimere wrote:

For the occasional long exposure night landscapes, some short star trails may not be noticeable, long trails actually might be more interesting instead.

Tracking the stars will be perfect for astrophoto, but a foreground landscape will be blurred.

For serious deep sky photography this feature is next to useless.


There also are many compact and lightweight tracking platforms out there, so if one intend to do some short focal length astrophoto (wideangle to medium telephoto lens) such a platform would be way better than sensor shift frature.

Two nice star tracking plattforms: AstroTrack TT320X AG, Vixen Polarie Star Tracker,

Or build one yourself: http://www.garyseronik.com/?q=node/52

Hardly anybody will become a backyard astronomer because the camera has this odd feature.


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