20 Jan Capturing Star Images with the Fuji X-T2

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A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the west coast of Portugal to try and shoot a time-lapse of the Milky Way with the new Fujifilm X-T2. I really wanted to see how well the camera would deal with shooting at a high ISO and as I was shooting a time-lapse I thought it would be interesting to try and make a video about the shoot.

I checked the position of the stars using the Sky Guide app on my iPad and also made sure there was no moon in the sky while I was shooting. This meant the stars would be at their brightest, and according to Sky Guide the milky way would be visible West Southwest an hour or so after sunset. I headed out to Praia do Ouriçal, a beach at Portugal’s most westerly point, Cabo da Roca. It’s quite tricky to escape light pollution anywhere in Portugal, and shooting out over the ocean is your best bet of getting a darker sky. Ouriçal is one of my favourite beaches, it’s quite difficult to access which means it’s always quiet at sunset, and with lots of sea stacks a little away from the beach there are plenty of options for compositions.

The rest of what happened you can see in the video I shot while out shooting as things didn’t quite go according to plan and there was a fair amount of improvisation.

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