Some advice: mirrorless for deep sky objects?

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mattjp1 Regular Member • Posts: 106
Some advice: mirrorless for deep sky objects?

Hi all,

I live in Tokyo and recently (finally!) had my first chance to get into astrophotography during a trekking. Just milky way shots but I plan to go more in deep sky photography which looks passionating.

I now have a very basic set-up: Olympus EM-10 with Panasonic Lumix 20mm 1.7.

I am looking to upgrade to a better camera body. Since I live in town, only serious opportunity for me to try astro photos is to go for trekking etc... so I'd tend to chose something light, like a mirrorless system.

I have read most people recommend canon/nikon for this use, but DSLR's are way too bulky for what I can use my camera for.

How do mirrorless cameras compare for deep sky objects?

I am especially interested in the Fuji XT2 and Sony A7ii - however I heard Sony cameras are affected by the star eater firmware and that seriously turns me off.

I would appreciate any tips/advice.



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