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07-13-2016, 12:38 AM   #1
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Best Live View LCD setup for Astro focusing

Having had a Canon 6D and Sony A7S, I am having a slight problem getting critical focus on stars.
Both of those other systems seemed to offer a "crisper" low-noise display for focusing difficult objects
like a starfield, etc. They seem to be much easier and faster to focus, or, I have not gotten the hang
of it with this camera.

Does anyone have some LOD or other settings that will optimize the display for this specialized need?

Could be a "deal breaker" for me so any comments much appreciated.

-- rick.

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Use magnification to your advantage. If the moon is out, you can use that to focus on. Also, try using M mode, as in that mode the camera will not amplify the gain as much. Good luck!

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If focus peaking is on turn that off also. It really amplifies noise in low light situations. The first time I used the camera at night with this feature on it surprised me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by turff Quote
If focus peaking is on turn that off also. It really amplifies noise in low light situations. The first time I used the camera at night with this feature on it surprised me.
Good catch. That makes a VERY big difference. Thank you.

---------- Post added 07-13-16 at 08:40 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by rcolman Quote
Having had a Canon 6D and Sony A7S, I am having a slight problem getting critical focus on stars.
Both of those other systems seemed to offer a "crisper" low-noise display for focusing difficult objects
like a starfield, etc. They seem to be much easier and faster to focus, or, I have not gotten the hang
of it with this camera.

Does anyone have some LOD or other settings that will optimize the display for this specialized need?

Could be a "deal breaker" for me so any comments much appreciated.

-- rick.
Actually, when I place the K1 next to the A7S in a darkened room, and compare them side-by-side on the LCD panel, the displays are comparable. So, I am somewhat mistaken about the Sony display being much better, it is not.

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