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Sony Lenses: FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS $1498, FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS $2149, FE 20mm F1.8 G $663 & More + free s/h

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sathsy asked this question on 01-18-2021 at 06:50 AM
01-18-2021 at 08:46 AM
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Another useless EDU discount that 99% people looking at this deal can't use.
Find a friend or relative with an edu email and have them buy it for you? its not rocket science
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I was hoping they would put the a7siii back on their edu discount list.
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What would be the best option for photographing star alignments or such?
The shorter the focal length the better usually (to a point). While you will be using a relatively long exposure to capture as much of the star light as possible, there is a point that the earth's rotation will actually cause the stars to have trails in the photo.

IF you have a very long focal length, the stars will travel more pixels during the long exposure vs a shorter focal length. Thus, with a shorter focal length lens, you can get away with longer exposures without perceptible star trails.
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Is Buydig an authorized Sony dealer? Haven't bought from them before. Would this be a US version with warranty?
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Wouldn't low light not be as much of an issue if I'm doing long exposure?
The only way you can gather enough light with a "slow" lens like the 200-600 is with a tracking device that moves with the earths rotation that allows for a longer exposure.

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer pro pack for about 400 bucks, and it has a payload of 11 lbs. the 200-600 weighs about 5 lbs Smilie

considering the 200-600 is around 2000 bucks normally, with this sale you could get both and go nuts.

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You won't get the best photography advice from a deals site. You're looking to drop $1k- $2k+ on gear! Try looking for some videos about the topic, or bouncing your question on a photography forum, and seeing what gear they recommend. Invest some time doing your research, then bring your newfound knowledge back here and make a more informed purchase.

I've been doing a bunch of research, just curious what people on here had to say, there are definitely a few people on here that know more about it than me and I'll take any advice.
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The shorter the focal length the better usually (to a point). While you will be using a relatively long exposure to capture as much of the star light as possible, there is a point that the earth's rotation will actually cause the stars to have trails in the photo.

IF you have a very long focal length, the stars will travel more pixels during the long exposure vs a shorter focal length. Thus, with a shorter focal length lens, you can get away with longer exposures without perceptible star trails.

That sounds logical, I appreciate the info!
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What would be the best option for photographing star alignments or such?
16-35 as it's the widest focal length if you are looking to do astrophotography.
BUT it's also an expensive lens since it's a GMaster lens. (Sony's top of the line glass and optics). If you are on a smaller budget, you can't go wrong with the 20mm (and it's actually slightly faster lens at 1.8, which means the lens will let in more light, which is a benefit when shooting at night / in the dark).
While it's a 4mm difference, it might not be materially noticeable as a beginner than having $1k more in your pocket. With the money saved, you can get yourself a good sturdy tripod which is a must with astrophotography.
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Deal is not working. Tried to buy the 200-600mm exactly at midnight EST, and it says promo code is not available
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Deal is not working. Tried to buy the 200-600mm exactly at midnight EST, and it says promo code is not available
Same... ugh. No deal at the moment
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I was hoping they would put the a7siii back on their edu discount list.
Buy it from 6reentoe. I got it for $3148 which was the edu price. urlhasbeenblocked has no tax too.
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Same... ugh. No deal at the moment
Same for me too. Frown. Will try tomorrow.
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Can anyone report success on this deal for any of the items?
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600mm is great for wildlife and in particular bird photography. I'm not sure of any other use that's worth that amount of money.
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