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    Default DLSR recommendations?



    Hello everyone,
    Looking to buy a new dlsr not sure which one to get. Mainly want one capable of nice wide angel landscape pictures with the milky way over head.

    Looking at eventually getting a telescope and tracking mount so ideally would be dual purpose.

    full frame or aps-c
    Would an aps-c sensor with something like a wide tokina 11-16 lens take similar quality pictures as a full frame with equivalent mm lens's?
    Which would be better for my uses?

    budget

    This varys, dont want to spend spend more than i have too but want to get something good quality so i dont buy twice, shooting for 1000 or under. Saw a D750 for $1,229 (body only) and have been thinking about that but thats alot plus i need lens's

    Open to recommendations let me know what you think or use personally thanks!

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    Default Re: DLSR recommendations?

    What is your total budget? A Canon 6D/6Dmkii or a Nikon D810A seem to be the most poplular DSLRs at this time. A budget model would be a T5i or T6i for me.
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    Budget wouldnt be past $1,250 (like the d750) for the body...then lenses i've already got an idea on really looking for what body I need. No set total budget, felxable but ideally reasonable in the moderate end range of things Any idea how the T6i's do for nightscapes?

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    Default Re: DLSR recommendations?

    I almost pulled the trigger on the 6dm2 but there were some people complaing about it vs the old one so I just waited

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    Default Re: DLSR recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler200 View Post
    I almost pulled the trigger on the 6dm2 but there were some people complaing about it vs the old one so I just waited
    The 6D seems to be the more popular of the 2 Try for one of those. Yes the T6i is great for nightscapes but certainly not as good as the 6D.
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    Default Re: DLSR recommendations?

    One tool you may like is the dpreview.com "Studio scene comparison tool", set it to low light: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ima...dget=1&x=0&y=0

    Whether you should go with a full or APS/C size depends on your equipment (money and long term goals). A full size DSLR is heavy so you need a better mount than a mirror-less system DSLR. For modifying a camera that you also want to use for daytime, a mirror-less system camera is preferred (according to this link: https://www.lifepixel.com/camera-considerations). A mirror-less is certainly lighter, which is important.

    I have recently started a quest for upgrading my DSLR pictures after I nailed my polar alignment and saw this picture: DSLR Deep Sky Imaging: Andromeda - M31 . This is from a full frame modified DSLR taken with a premium APO on a solid mount. The equipment will cost about $6K but it seems totally worth it.

    I am trying to get as close to this image as I can. I don't have a full frame DSLR and my 80 mm APO won't nearly support that size frame even with a CC. I use an APS/C sized mirror-less Fuji X-a1 DSLR that I am about to modify for more photons. My AVX works well enough with good PA; I may autoguide to improve the results depending on the exposure time (ISO).

    That D750 would be great but if you are on a budget getting a scope for which that full frame sensor will be useful will cost twice as much. And of course, lenses will be much more expensive too. It's a good goal though if you have the patience to save money to buy the right stuff so all your components match.
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    Hi Tyler
    I've been looking at cameras for a few weeks now. The Sony a7 body is full frame and in your price range. What I don't know is what software will have drivers for it.
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    Default Re: DLSR recommendations?

    Tyler, just curious what you ended up going with? I'm a long term Nikon guy so really like the brand but lots of good choices. I think it really comes down to budget. Spend more and get more. Just in the Nikon brand there are a half dozen great choices and comes down to how much you are willing to spend and full frame or not.

    The D7200 is a good camera if you really wanted to keep the entire budget under $1000. I just bought a camera with a $1000 budget and went mirrorless but saw some real bargain package deals on the D7200. It is a bit dated but still a solid DSLR camera that you can get with 2 lenses for about a grand.

    the D7500 is similar to the 7200 but with some nice upgrades. If you shop... you can get the body for a little more than 1k so with a decent lens you'd be looking at around $1500.

    the D750 is a nice full frame camera. It is similar to the 610 but has 2 big upgrades... a tilting screen and better processor. With lens... you'd be looking at around $2000 but it is a great camera.

    There are many cameras better than those I listed but they are also well out of your stated budget range (mine too). I haven't mentioned the 850 or D5 which are just insane but priced to match. IF money were no object to me... I'd love to trade my 610 for an 850 but I just cant justify spending that kind of money since the 610 is perfectly usable camera... If you are going to go Nikon... id think the 750 or 7500 are both good choices in your general price range. Always fun to shop for new gear and so many great cameras out there. One of the challenges of this hobby is figuring out what to get and not end up with buyers remorse 6 months later. One thing I will say about my Nikons is even though there will always be upgraded models... my Nikon cameras have held up great and I take lots of pictures so they are not babied at all.
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