At work we got a few Nikon D300s cameras in this past week, and I thought I would take one out for a test ride. An astrophotography test ride.
On the “normal” photography side this camera is unique in it can shoot video and still images in the same body with interchangable lenses. That’s a HUGE jump in technology for cameras. I was interested in the high asa/iso of the new camera, and the noise reduction filters removing the digital noise.
Here is a couple of examples I did a few hours ago.
Here is M31 the Andromeda Galaxy taken with the Nikon D300s with a 300mm lens at f/3.5 at 3200 asa/iso at, get this…30 seconds.
Here is another one of the Pleiades same lens, same time, just 30 seconds.
Not to bad. I will have to push the camera to it’s limit and shoot at asa/iso 6400 next time!