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  1. #1
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    Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    We gave this a try last night without success. Just ended up with some pinpricks of light. Using a D850 and a Nikon 14-24 2.8 on a tripod. Set at infinity and various ISO setting ranging from 800-3200 and about 36 seconds on the shutter "speed".


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  2. #2
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    Re: Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    You might try turning off autofocus and use live view to focus. 36 seconds may show some tracking, 20 something may work better.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
    AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G - Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8 - Godox V860II & AD200

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    Re: Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    Manual focus, 1600 ISO, 15-20 sec. works good on my D750, Have not had a chance to try the D850 for night shots yet.
    D850,D500,D810,D750, D7200, Fuji X-T3,Fuji X-E3


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    Re: Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    floridafan, have you read through some of the posts in this Milky Way thread? The 4th post in the thread gives some helpful settings.

    Moab Man takes spectacular images, and he's still here on the forum (not all of the people in this thread are active anymore). His images start on page 6 of this thread.

    https://nikonites.com/low-light-and-...#axzz5bvCpvYCM
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  5. #5
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    Re: Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    Shooting Stars and the Milky Way
    Shooting Stars and the Milky Way-mickey-way.jpg

    This was 30 seconds, f4, ISO 800 off the pier in San Clemente. There was a lot of light pollution to the left, but you can still see the Milky Way. I'm surprised you didn't get better results with the settings you were using. Any chance you left a polarizing filter on the lens or something?

  6. #6
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    Re: Shooting Stars and the Milky Way

    No chance for a filter on the Nikon 14-24, lol! Maybe we just did not shoot enough with the higher ISO.... We will be trying again! I thought it interesting to learn that Summer was the better season to shoot.
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