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New Nikon D50 user + Astrophotography

syntheticdna

Wasilla/Fairbanks, US
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syntheticdna Registered since 22nd Dec 2005
Thu 22-Dec-05 08:05 AM

Hello World!

I just bought my first Nikon camera, a D50. I’m having a great time learning how to use it as it offers considerably more flexibility than my Olympus C50.

Anyway, I’m especially interested in astrophotography so I setup an old tripod a couple of nights back and just started taking pictures while experimenting by adjusting the ISO, aperture and shutter speed on the D50. I used the manual focus on the ‘kit’ lens and set it to what I thought was Infinite.

However, when I looked at the pictures later on the computer, they were all blurry and out of focus. Was this because the manual focus was not correctly set at Infinite? How can I tell? There are no marking along the focus ring.

I’m anxiously awaiting the next Aurora display (I live in Alaska) and I want to have the D50 ready to go!!

Thanks for your help!

G