Star Eater: Astrophotography with the a7s, a7RII, a7SII, a9 and a7RIII – An Open Letter to Sony

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Sony makes excellent cameras. In the last few years, they launched a completely new full frame camera system that has pushed the bounds of digital photography. I switched entirely to Sony gear after first seeing the tremendous low-light capability of their a7S and have enjoyed many outings shooting astrophotography on many different Sony camera bodies since. I have previously recommended Sony gear to countless numbers of fellow photographers looking for the best landscape astrophotography cameras. Now, I’m hesitant to recommend Sony’s latest cameras due to a problem that affects astrophotography. Before you buy a new Sony camera, be aware of this issue.  Continue reading

Sony RX100 Series Astrophotography Review

Sony RX100 Series Astrophotography Review

In this review, we push the low-light limits of Sony’s premium compact point and shoot. We love the idea of a truly pocketable camera that can also capture photos of the Milky Way, but how good is the Sony RX100 series really? Can it actually compete with a large sensor DSLR or interchangeable lens mirrorless camera?

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Sony FE 28mm f/2 Astrophotography Review

Sony FE 28mm f/2 Astrophotography Review

Sony just released their most affordable full frame prime lens for their E-mount cameras: the Sony FE 28mm f/2. In this short review, we test it out for use with astrophotography along with its accessory SEL075UWC Ultra Wide Angle and SEL075FEC Fisheye conversion lenses.

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Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Heliar III Astrophotography Review

Voigtlander 15mm Heliar III Astrophotography Review

I recently had the opportunity to shoot some astrophotography with an interesting lens: the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar III. With its rather modest/slow/dark f/4.5 aperture, the 15mm Heliar III isn’t the most obvious choice for shooting the night sky, but in reality it actually performed well, especially when paired with the Sony a7II. This review is as much a test of the lens as it is an experiment shooting the Milky Way with a slow lens. Read on for more about my experience shooting the night sky with the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Heliar III.

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Photographing the Milky Way with a Point and Shoot: A Five Camera Low Light Battle

Point-And-Shoot-Low-Light-Battle-Title Can you photograph the Milky Way with a point and shoot? We put five of the best point and shoot cameras against each other to see what’s possible and find out which one is the best. Read more to find out.

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