[Help] Questions regarding shooting the Milky Way using Canon 7D + Sigma 18-35 combo
Apologies for creating a new question thread, but the WAAT was from Sept 16-22 and I didn't see one for this week yet. Hence this thread.
I am about to head to a forest in MO to hopefully shoot the milkyway. I am aiming for widefield shots and not any specific objects.
I am hoping to use the following equipment:
Sigma 18-35 f/1.8
Additional heavy duty tripod just in case.
This is more of a learning experience at this point which is why I am not looking to buy any more equipment for this particular trip.
What are somethings to keep in mind to make the best of this equipment?
The AOV of the lens at 18mm is 42.3º. How can I use this best to get a panorama of the Milkyway? Is this even possible?
Since I will be shooting at ISO 1600–2000, what can I do to minimize noise? Last time I shot something like this, noise reduction was hard because I couldn't differentiate noise from stars. This was despite using the in camera noise reduction which actually shoots dark frames to achieve this.
Submitted September 23, 2016 at 10:41AM by ReaperOfGrins from reddit http://ift.tt/2d3kC5l via /r/astrophotography