Bianchi wrote in post #16180248
Just WOW, I'll say it again... WOW....You my friend have just caused me to dig in my pocket for this along with the Sig 35 1.4 . They will be the next two I purchase.
rpachen, can you give us a little info on how you took these images. Any filters involved. Great post production on these images...
**edit** I read through the thread a little, I see your at 2.8 anywhere from 3200 to 6400 for 30 sec. Not familiar with a skywalker ?
A SkyTracker allows a longer exposure of the stars so can either stop the lens down or lower the ISO without getting the star trails. I'm still playing around to find the best combo of ISO/F-stop/shutter speed (I've been doing ISO 800, F/4, 4 minutes with good results) but the SkyTracker is a great device when shooting stars. F/2.8,6400/30 seconds surely works well but I don't think it would be possible to stitch those images since you'll still get some trails.
yipDog Studios wrote in post #16180273
Hope you're not sick of compliments!
These are among the best star images I've EVER seen! Should be in NatGeo!
And dammit....you just enticed me into buying this lens too! Was saving for the Zeiss 15 but if that's what the Sammy can do...I can't see any reason to spend 9 times as much!
You're way too kind! The Ziess 15mm is apparently a gen of a lens but the cost is quite astronomical. I really don't think you'll be disappointed in anyway with the Sammy 14. The flaws of the lens (distortion, bogus focus scale, manual aperture) are all easily issues to live with and/or fix. Don't forget to post up some samples when you get it!
Now onto editing some new shots from Glacier NP from this weekend