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Night sky with OMDEM5 II

Is anyone using this camera for photographing the night sky? If so with what lenses? I have the 8mm fisheye on trial but hesitant to buy it as I fear the small censor will cause a lot of noise. Any input appreciated
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Re: Night sky with OMDEM5 II

You might find this link to be of interest http://www.davemorrowphotography.com...night-sky.html
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Re: Night sky with OMDEM5 II

Take a look at this thread on here.

There are others as well if you search.
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=40778

This was taken with my EM5mk2 and the 12-40mm pro lens.

Choosing a lens depends on what you want to take a picture of. Wide-field or perhaps the moon or some of the bigger galaxies or clusters.

If you want to go for small objects e.g planets then a dslr is probably not the right tool.
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Re: Night sky with OMDEM5 II

An very intersting thread and the results you achieved as a newbie are excellent.
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Re: Night sky with OMDEM5 II

I have been using the EM1 for astrophotography but have been concerned that the on sensor PDAF sensors degrades the sensor performance. With Astrophotography every photon counts. So one of the reason I have recently brought the EM5 Mk II is hoping that there will be an improvement in astrophotography images as I have read some very encouraging comments on the EM5 mkII for this use. I recently took a high res shot of the moon with the 300mm F4 here http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=42637

At the moment I am still waiting for astro dark skies and some of the galaxies to appear in the right part pf the sky so have not yet been able to see if the em5 mkII is any better than the EM1.

As far as lenses are concerned you really need to be using the fastest aperture lens you can afford. You also need very dark skies sites.
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Re: Night sky with OMDEM5 II

Great image of the moon there. I guess the tracker opens up that opportunity with hi-res. Nice use of the technology!
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