Taking pictures of stars?

This is a discussion on Taking pictures of stars? within the Exposure (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture) forums, part of the Photography Tips category; Originally Posted by smckeag81 There should be a  on your focus ring. Hmm I'm not seeing one... There are no numbers or anything on ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by smckeag81 View Post
    There should be a  on your focus ring.
    Hmm I'm not seeing one... There are no numbers or anything on the focus ring. The zoom knob has stuff but thats all :\
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    Hmmm..I'm not sure..Mine has one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smckeag81 View Post
    Hmmm..I'm not sure..Mine has one.
    I think its just my lens and camera aren't that professional... Oh well
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    Don't really need it just focus on something far away and see where that is on the lens. I would like to normally it's about a 1/4 in from the farthest you can manual focus counter clockwise holding the camera to your face.
    So you could during the day focus on something far away(100ft or so) with the lens and make an alignment mark(white paint) across the focus ring and on to the barrel....really that's what the hyperfocal numbers are anyway just alignment marks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhead View Post
    Don't really need it just focus on something far away and see where that is on the lens. I would like to normally it's about a 1/4 in from the farthest you can manual focus counter clockwise holding the camera to your face.
    So you could during the day focus on something far away(100ft or so) with the lens and make an alignment mark(white paint) across the focus ring and on to the barrel....really that's what the hyperfocal numbers are anyway just alignment marks.
    Okay I'll try that thanks.
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    Actually the focus on that didn't look bad. Atmospheric "seeing conditions" will distort stars to the point that they can't *really* be perfectly focused (and this varies based on the weather (things like humidity & turbulence in the atmosphere). The blurriest thing in your photo is the Great Nebula in Orion -- but that's because it's not a star... it's a nebula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCampbell View Post
    Actually the focus on that didn't look bad. Atmospheric "seeing conditions" will distort stars to the point that they can't *really* be perfectly focused
    Not unless you take a nice trip up into space lol

    I personally have never tried star trails, mostly because I'd get so bored so easily :P
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