I thought I would attempt some more astrophotography shots. I don’t know exactly what the difference was between last time and this time, but I actually got a few pictures to turn out this time! It may have been the lens I was using last time… It may have been camera settings… I am pleased that I made a second attempt and the results reflected my increased familiarity with the camera!
Last time, I only had one lens – a 100mm macro lens that focuses to infinity. I don’t think it focused very well at infinity with the light conditions, even though I turned off autofocus. This time, I was using the 70-200mm with and without the 2x extender, as well as the 16-35 mm wide-angle. Once again, I turned off autofocus. I shot on manual exposure with the aperture wide open and adjusted the exposure by adjusting the shutter speed. However, on a few shots I did attempt closing the aperture a few stops, just to see what it would do.