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    Question Night sky/star photo's

    Hi guys , after some advice on which lens might give me the best results . I'm going out tonight to have a go at some milkyway shots and am a bit unsure which lens to use , I've got my D80 , now from the following lense choices which would you use
    18-200 , 50 , 28-105 or 10-24 , any advice on some starting points for settings would be appreciated

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    Given that your 50 is presumably the f/1.8 version - go with that one. You'll want a fairly wide aperture, high iso and shortish shutter (< 10 secs if possible) in order to get stationary stars. If the lens has a distance scale, manually focus to Infinity and open it wide (f/1.8 or f/2).
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    Yeah it is the 1.8 , how high would you go with the ISO and should I turn the NR off.
    Cheers in advance Dave

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    Go 1600 Iso,wide open and take 10-15 shots @30 seconds,then take 5 darks and run them through Deep Sky Stacker(free download).Have fun.
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    P.s.Turn NR off,DSS willtake care of it.
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    Sorry Kev ,excuse my ignorance but when you say 5 darks are you meaning underexpose to show a black sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatch View Post
    Sorry Kev ,excuse my ignorance but when you say 5 darks are you meaning underexpose to show a black sky.

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    Steve
    Sorry should of explained,put the Lens Cap on and take 5 shots with same settings.
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