I took this photograph when testing my new camera a few month ago. With or without my new camera, to photograph the Milky Way in a clear night is a great experience. I stood at the exact same place for a few hours and released the shutter like every 10 minutes. Where I was standing, I was able to see the Milky Way with by eyes.
How do you take a photograph of the Milky Way?
First, find a location without light pollution and aim to the correct direction (if you are in northern hemisphere, aim south). You have to have a clear sky, otherwise you will take a photographs of cloud trails.
Second, use a wide angle lens with a low F-Stop. Of course use the lowest F-Stop (14mm and F-Stop 2.8 in this photograph).
Third, get on a tripod and use a remote shutter release.
Fourth, amp up the ISO. (3200 in this photograph).
Fifth, use a shutter speed no longer than 30 seconds – otherwise you will get to see the stars moving due to the rotation of the earth.
I usually do 20 seconds of shutter speed and play with the ISO. But it really depends on the environment. If I feel like I do not like it, I am going to play with all of the settings until I find the photograph I am looking for.