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Star Eater on the Sony A7rii

As many of you know, Sony has a spatial filtering algorithm designed to reduce noise. However this algorithm has the drawback that it might reduce or change the appearance of stars in landscape astro shots and hence was given the name “star eater” by the community. This has been a huge issue and garned much attention online, but recently Jim Kasson discovered that it was possible to avoid the star eater effect by shooting in continuous mode for the a7r2 and s2.

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