Small landscape astro kit

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daveco2
daveco2 Contributing Member • Posts: 931
Re: Small landscape astro kit

I have a D5500 that I red-converted for astro, but I use it on a telescope.  It's lightweight, but a little bulky.   For climbing, and especially summit nights, I take an RX100iv and a minipod - small, light, good low light, viewfinder for sunlight, timelapse, good image quality, easy to strap to the front of a pack for instant access.

But recently, I've switched to an A7RII or III because I want to print large, in addition to the occasional Milky Way shot at high, low noise ISO.  I don't mind the extra weight with a small WA lens over the RX100iv, considering what I get in return.  Some people worry about "star eating" with the Sony, but I haven't noticed it.

I've used these shots below in other posts, so forgive me for using them here again.

On the flank of Pisco under moon light.

Basecamp, Peru, 15,000 ft

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Sony RX100 Sony a7R II Sony a7R III
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