In this video post, I talk about the gear I decided to bring on a short overnight trip to Trona Pinnacles, California. Trona Pinnacles is arguably my favorite place to shoot astrophotos and it’s where we’ll be for the first-ever Lonely Speck Meetup. Let’s take a look at a pretty typical kit that I use for astrophotography.
Featured in the video:
- The Bag: Patagonia Mini Messenger Bag
- The Camera: Sony a7S
- Tripod L Plate: Neewer L Bracket
- Wide Angle Lens: Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
- Standard Lens: Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* ZA
- Filter: Hoya (Red) Intensifier
- Headlamp: Petzl Tikka XP
- Bulb Blower: Small Giottos Rocket
- Filter System: 85mm Formatt Hitech
- Filters: 10-Stop, 4-Stop, 3-Stop Graduated, Filter Wallet
- Filter Cleaner: Microfiber Cloth
- Smartphone Tripod Clip: RetiCAM Standard Plus XL
- Smartphone: OnePlus 2
- Tripod: Sirui T-025X
- Laser: Green Pointer
- Cleaning Brushes: Synthetic Flat Eyeliner, Washed
- Extra memory Cards: Sandisk Extreme Pro
- Remote Trigger: Foto&Tech IR Trigger for Sony Cameras
- Gaffers Tape: Pro Gaff, Wrapped Around an Old Credit Card
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