posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 04:40 PM
a reply to: Rencornat1on
If you want to do astrophotography invest in a star tracker. Gimbal is NOT made for astrophotography, as others already mentioned.
Skywatcher star adventurer, Ioptron skyguider, Polarie vixen,... Perfect for dslr astrophotography wide field and even deepsky with a small
refractor(telescope) or big lens.
A basic lens will work just fine, the mount and tripod are way more important than the optics or camera.
In AP it's first the mount/tripod, then the camera, then the optics.
Couple years ago I bought a small dslr star tracker(which I still use today) and used a Nikon camera and Nikon lenses, nothing special. Price was the
same as that best option gimbal from the website you posted.
Here are some results with just a dslr, 50mm and 200mm lens.
This is a panorama, 3 shots with a cheap 50mm lens.
This is with a Nikon 200mm zoom lens
Cheap 14mm Samyang lens
Last year I bought a small telescope to use with the same star tracker
and one of my latest image using an H Alpha filter and guiding setup.
So if she already has a dslr and a lens then definitely get a star tracker, that is if she wants to do astro.
If you're interested in more info on basic astrophotography(I'm still just a beginner) just ask or send me a message.