Thursday, 19 March 2015


Taking handheld shots of celestial objects usually takes a tripod and a camera hooked up to a telescope. But the Lumix Fz200 allows you to zoom all the way WITHOUT losing it's speedy advantage. That is it can maintain f2.8 all the way.

How does it work? Don't know, don't care.

Add the telephoto extender (DMW-LT55) and you can take shots of the mountains of the moon standing on a street corner. Or if it's a nice day and you have an ND10000 filter (actually quite cheap), you can take pics of sunspots!

Even if you can only take grainy shots, as you would get with any camera that's NOT the Fz-200 you can take multiple handheld shots of the same thing and stack them. Here I took 8-10 grainy photos and used PhotoAcute to enhance the detail. You can also use Photoshop's "Load Files into Stack" command.

Some other random celestial events, taken with the Fz-150 unfortunately.

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