Gear of the Year: Lonely Speck Gift Guide 2017

Gear of the Year: Lonely Speck Gift Guide 2017

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve been doing some reflecting on the photography projects we’ve completed in the last twelve months. We’ve experimented with lots of new gear, had fun trying new and improved photography apps, launched our second astrophotography filter, and set out on several photo excursions with the lot.

Considering all the tools and technology we’ve used for astrophotography this year, there’s a lot to love, so we’ve compiled all of our favorites this year into our 2017 gift guide.

Read on for our favorite project memories and the top gear we tested in 2017 — and get some ideas for your holiday gift list this year.

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Advanced Astrophotography Shutter Time Calculator

This calculator goes beyond the basic “500 Rule” to determine the best shutter time for non-tracked astrophotography on a fixed tripod. Rather than just focal length, this calculator also factors in the effects of sensor pixel density, declination and allows for an adjustable tolerance for star trailing. Input your camera parameters and the calculator will output a recommended shutter time that minimizes star trailing depending on where you’re pointing your camera in the sky.

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Introducing: Film Speck Pro

Film Speck Pro: Premium Lightroom Presets by Lonely Speck

We’re thrilled to introduce Film Speck Pro: Lonely Speck’s new premium set of astrophotography presets for Adobe Lightroom! These editing filters and tools encompass the full spectrum of visual styles we personally love to use for astrophotography.

Film Speck Pro features 17 core visual styles, with over 130 unique sub-presets and adjustments designed specifically for fine-tuning your astrophotography image editing.

View our gallery of astrophotography styles available in Film Speck Pro and download the presets.

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