Noise management techniques astro time-lapse

Discussion in 'Photo Post Production' started by Joe Belanger, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Joe Belanger

    Joe Belanger New time-lapser

    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone could share their techniques for getting the best noiseless time lapse when shooting astro. Shooting at, say, 3200 ISO then pulling into Lightroom for post. Too much NR and you lose detail and too little you get enough noise (obviously). Just wondering what techniques you use to minimize noise in this type of time-lapse.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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  2. Kamotz

    Kamotz New time-lapser

    Seattle, WA
    I think it really comes down to hardware. Lightroom's noise reduction is actually quite good, but there's only so much that can be done in post when you have a noisy sensor.
    I really like astrophotography, but my camera really doesnt. I can't shoot at any higher than ISO 400 before I get noise that I'm really unhappy with. I spent decent chunk of change on an f/1.8 zoom lens, but it still isn't quite enough for astrophotography. I am currently saving for a a full frame camera (hopefully the Canon 6D Mk ii whenever it comes out), as they generally perform better than crop sensor cameras in high ISO applications.
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