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    Thumbs up Is Astro Photography your passion?

    Not sure if there is a thread dedicated solely to AP, but thought I'd start one here for anyone interested or involved in any way...whether ]curious, just starting out or seasoned pro.

    I've been doing it as a hobby and part time business for 10 years now...fascinated with the Heavens since a child but only got really involved about a decade ago whilst living in UK.

    I also do filter modifications for DSLRs for AP/IR as a sideline business.
    Get in touch if you thinking of getting your camera modded.

    Some of my equipment:

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    What is your interest,level of involvement and equipment setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MirageF1 View Post
    What is your interest,level of involvement and equipment setup?
    I'm interested and the reason I bought a DSLR. Haven't had time or the opportunity to actually venture out. Definitely don't have all that equipment.
    Still waiting to actually get my first milkyway shot hopefully with advice from a seasoned pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MirageF1 View Post
    What is your interest,level of involvement and equipment setup?
    Off-topic:

    I understand you said it's a "hobby and part time business"...but...if you decide to post some of your pics, please be sure to share the link in this thread.
    I'd love to see some of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vorman View Post
    I'm interested and the reason I bought a DSLR. Haven't had time or the opportunity to actually venture out. Definitely don't have all that equipment.
    Still waiting to actually get my first milkyway shot hopefully with advice from a seasoned pro.
    My uncle belongs to a club, they regularly go out to Paarl by the Taal monument.

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    Nice. I always wanted to get into this. Can you post some pics you've taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by upup View Post
    My uncle belongs to a club, they regularly go out to Paarl by the Taal monument.
    Can you PM more info on the club? Im in the region and would like to see if they open to new comers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MirageF1 View Post
    I also do filter modifications for DSLRs for AP/IR as a sideline business.
    Get in touch if you thinking of getting your camera modded.
    Interested, but where are you based ?
    Abandon the search for Truth; settle for a good fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vorman View Post
    I'm interested and the reason I bought a DSLR. Haven't had time or the opportunity to actually venture out. Definitely don't have all that equipment.
    Still waiting to actually get my first milkyway shot hopefully with advice from a seasoned pro.
    You don't need "all that" equip to start taking some half decent,short exposure (< 10s) wide angle photos.
    A decent,sturdy tripod, 6MP+ camera, entry level lens ( 18-55mm or nifty fifty although a prime is better ), intervalometer or USB connection to laptop or mobile and most importantly - dark skies!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sl8er View Post
    Off-topic:

    I understand you said it's a "hobby and part time business"...but...if you decide to post some of your pics, please be sure to share the link in this thread.
    I'd love to see some of them!

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmcc View Post
    Nice. I always wanted to get into this. Can you post some pics you've taken?
    Will do guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanfeishen View Post
    Interested, but where are you based ?
    CT. PM sent.

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