Nikon D500 for astro landscape photography

So I finally got my hands on a Nikon D500 after wanting one since they were announced. I had a chance to play with one at the Photography Show back in 2017, but once I was in the position to be able to order one, they were all sold out or Grey Market - and I wasn't going there again, let me tell you!

I managed to get a good deal on Amazon, just before they sold out again! The link will take you to Amazon, but be careful where you're buying from and take note of the seller: I bought directly from Amazon and got a proper UK D500; other sellers - particularly if the price is low - are offering grey imports but not labelling them as such. Just be aware.

At the time of writing this, there is one available on Amazon - not sold BY Amazon, however - for under £900. Very, very, VERY cheap! I would be extremely suspicious of this seller...

As they say: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Anyway...

I've taken the D500 on a couple of shoots so far, and whilst I haven't pushed it to it's limits yet, I am pleased with the results.

Not my best images, but here are a couple of quick edits from my first outing with the D500:

Nikon D500, astrophotography, astro landscape photography, nightscape
Nikon D500, astrophotography, astro landscape photography, nightscape

Nikon D500, astrophotography, astro landscape photography, nightscape

These were taken at various ISOs and shutter speeds. It was very windy that night so not the best conditions but a good test. Now I've really got to grips with the D500 a bit more I'm starting to see even better results. Some of it's features - such as Wi-fi connectivity for remote shooting through your phone - are going to come in handy; I might put together a quick video at some point.

But for now, it looks as though the Nikon D500 is going to work as great for astro landscape photography!

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