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Adventure Overland

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So We have rekindled an old love. Many years ago I was heavily interested in the photographic world. Whilst achieved some satisfying results with the equipment I was using. I found many to shy away when spoke of your pride and joy being a Pentax MZ50. Honesty that is all I could afford at the time and produced many beautiful shots.
I have since upgraded recently and OMG 😲 I totally love the new gear. My wife and I are looking at extended travel and wish to take the highest quality image we can. So Nikon was the go.
We embraced the change and wow thus far the images are outstanding. However with so many mega pixels the camera does expose that, “boy you have lot of learning to do!”

We have decided to go with the Nikon D850 and associated Lens, 14-24, 24-70 and the bokeh beast the 70-200E.

Now time for learning. What is your choice for landscape astrophotography? Settings, lens,tripods or even accessories?

I look forward to your recommendations/discussions

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Sounds a little familiar, I started out with a Pentax ME-Super when I was a LOT younger (still have it in a drew somewhere).

Got the bug again when we did our first big trip as a family in 2009, but I'm a Canon man myself. Current body is a 450d which has served me well as a learner DSLR, but when I win lotto I want to upgrade to a 6D for full frame, and a 7D for speed.
Have been slowly gathering a few lenses as funding allows (which is rare) and currently us an 18-200 as my everyday walkabout (but it needs repairs after a mishap on our last trip -they don't bounce[bawl], and also have a 8-15 fish-eye and 100-400. I would still like to acquire a decent prime lens and a 100 Macro.

I prefer landscapes and wildlife mostly (only as a hobbyist), I hate shooting people. 
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... I hate shooting people. 

Apparently it's frowned upon in polite circles too... 😀
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I worked for some time proceeding those images of people returning from their amazing journeys around this country. This was heart breaking as At that time I was only able to make it to the park with the kids as the work commitments were so high. Now however is a little different and I look forward to many photographic opportunities. @Spada they say that once you get hooked on Macro there is no turning back!
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I bought a Nikon D5500 last year after my wife told me to 'get a bloody hobby and learn how to relax'. Now have a cpl of extra lenses as well, but haven't had the time to get right into it yet. Have had a cpl of sessions, but am intending to delve into it a little more and finally get some night shoots under my belt onc out trailer has a few issues sorted. One of the Wolfe boxes has already been designated for photography extras and the plan is to combine to camping and photography
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