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 The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky 
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Post The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky
This is a film I just finished which was filmed over several months in 2016 and 2017. Cameras used were Sony A7Sii & A7Rii. Lenses were Sony 28mm f2.0 & Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8.

https://youtu.be/L71nt62ddPk


Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:26 am
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Post Re: The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky
Hi Barry

Great images there which show how good the Sony is in low light. Night timelapse has come such a long way since the days of film...

What exposure times / ISO did you generally use?

Did you use a the odd battery light in some shots? I guess at these low light levels you wouldn't need many watts to have an effect.


Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:41 pm
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Post Re: The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky
On both cameras, I used iso 12800. Exposure times were 15 seconds on the A7S2 with a Sony 28mm lens, and 20 seconds on the A7R2 with 18mm lens. These times kept me within the 500 rule. On some of the sequences, I used led flashlights set on their lowest settings inside of soft diffuser boxes on light stands. Yep, at iso 12800, even at a very low setting on the lights, I had to move them well back from the foreground as they could easily overpower the scene.


Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:54 am
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Post Re: The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky
Barry,
Some excelent sequences, you've really cracked the smooth transitions from very bright to very dark, the elusive 'Holy Grail' we were all looking for when I joined this group a long time ago.

I sold my Sony A57 and it's lenses a few years ago and changed to a Canon 700D simply to get compatibility with Dragonframe software. Bad move! The Sony was a much more advanced camera and far better for this kind of low-light work.

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