To catch the ultimate distant horizons pictures it is necessary to have some State-of-the-Art equipment.
Here below is the list of Equipment that we recommend you to capture your own Distant Sigths. It is the one we have been using and testing!
Digital SLR feature a bigger sensor than many of the Digital Cameras out there (also bigger than mobile phone cameras). This allows for better image quality and less noise.
The Manual control of Digital SLR Cameras also allow for better pictures in challenging conditions (such as the ones found in the summit of a Mountain at 6AM) with low light, faint distant objects and (usually) wind.
Body-only options with high quality images tested by our team in the most remote areas to achieve world record class pictures.
The Full Format Version of the D7500, will offer a better image quality and better performance under low light conditions, given the bigger sensor.
In general, Full Frame Cameras (with a 35mm sensor built in) gather more light and have significant lower levels of noise.
Here there is a variety of choices that you can select, depending on your budget, photography experience and other uses that you want to give your equipment.
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro
There is an option to use a Telephoto Zoom Lense, like the Sigma 70 – 300, which is not expensive at all and can provide good details, whilst being also practical for other daily life pictures like trips of portraits.
Benefits: Low Budget, Different Uses, Not Heavy
Tamron SP 150-600mm F / 5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
This is one of the best Lenses for Long Distance Photography in the balance between Budget and Image Quality. The long range of this Telephoto lense allows you up to an (equivalent) of 900 mm. which is more than enough for any landscape and Far Sighting.
On the other side, it is more heavy than the Sigma above, but it compensates that with a great Image Quality.
If you like as well Nature Photography, you will love this Lense.
Benefits: Image Quality, Zoom, Autofocus (more on this later).
Apochromatic Refractor SkyWatcher ED80
This is absolutely the top of the line here.
With the only addition of Manual Focus (which is, I would say, a more real approach to Photography) a Telescope added to your DSLR can provide the best Image Quality of the products we have highlighted for you.
This comes as a result of the simple optics (usually 2 or 3 lenses, far less than the 9 of a usual telephoto lense) and the Apochromatic Coating and Materials used. This is usually a very valued characteristic in Astrophotography, which we use in our benefit for Long Distance Pictures.
Anyway… what can be better to capture sights at more than 400 Km. away than what it’s use to image the Stars!
Benefits: Image Quality, Lense Simplicity, Multiuse.