Part of the pleasure is to handle some technical gear. I’m a geek since several decades… here is my current setup :
I’m currently on Sony cameras. I own a Sony A7R2.
- Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SEL24240) – Very nice all-rounder when you are limited in weight.
- Samyang XP 14/2.4 Lens DSLR Canon EF Premium + Sigma MC-11 – great lens for Astro !
- TTArtisan Objectif fisheye F2.8 11 mm Sony FE – cheap and still good fisheye.
- Sigma EX 70-200mm F2.8 APO DG HSM for Canon + Sigma MC-11 – excellent for portrait.
- Canon 85mm F1.8 + Sigma MC-11 – portrait classic
- Tamron sp 150 – 600 f/5 – 6.3 Di usd g2 Sony (A-Mount) + Sony LA-EA3 adapter – I am pushing to the limit of a telezoom, for capturing planets as Jupiter, and Saturn, with the 2X Teleconverter. I even tried with both teleconverter, pushing it to 2520 mm FF equivalent (600 mm x 1.5 crop x 2.0 x 1.4).
- Tamron F AF TeleConverter Lens 1.4 Mx-AF MC4 (sony A-Mount)
- Kenko 2X Teleplus 7 AF Extender (Sony A-Mount)
- Sigma APO Tele converter 2X EX DG (for canon)
- Canon Lens to Sony FE : Sigma MC-11
- Sony A-mount to Sony FE : Sony LA-EA3 & Sony LA-EA4
- Rollei Astroklar Light Pollution
- Urth x Gobe 67 mm ND variable filter ND2-400
- Aurora-Aperture Adapter Mount Format PowerDusk Filter for Sigma MC-11
- Benro Carbon Travel Tripod
- Manfrotto Video Twin Leg Tripod MVT502AM
- Trépied Skywatcher AZ-3
How to shoot long exposures of stars, without having star trails, due to earth rotation ? Use a star tracker, that makes your camera turns opposite to the earth rotation.
- Move Shoot Move (MSM) Star tracker
- Sky Watcher Star Adventurer
Software for Astrophotography