11Camera and Lens Systems

Modern digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are truly masterpieces of technological innovation. Steadily improving year after year, today’s DSLRs boast powerful sensors, sophisticated controls, and reliable performance at modest cost. The best news is that even entry level DSLRs today are easily capable of capturing the faint glow of the Milky Way, star trails, and the other nightscape images described in this book. The discussion on cameras in this book is confined to those with digital sensors, since they have largely replaced film in landscape astrophotography. This chapter will review the essential features ...

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