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General_T
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May 27, 2014 13:30 |  #1

Hi,

I am looking into trying some of this Astro photography with a camera.

I was thinking about getting the iOptron Skyguider as a mount (know nothing about these things but from what I have read this should be good for doing exposures?)

I currently have the lens listed in my sig. From what I have read a wide angle seems to be preferred for this sort of shooting. Can anyone recommend which lens would be the best to use when starting out in this.

Thanks


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May 27, 2014 13:32 |  #2

You should buy my 24mm f/1.4 mkI, so that I can buy the mkII.


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May 27, 2014 14:08 |  #3

ozzmodan wrote in post #16933831 (external link)
You should buy my 24mm f/1.4 mkI, so that I can buy the mkII.

Ouch! $1500, but I guess I would be using it for a lot more purposes. Thanks for the reply. Hopefully I can get a cheaper option, although......:D


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May 27, 2014 17:51 |  #4

General_T wrote in post #16933826 (external link)
Hi,

I am looking into trying some of this Astro photography with a camera.

I was thinking about getting the iOptron Skyguider as a mount (know nothing about these things but from what I have read this should be good for doing exposures?)

I currently have the lens listed in my sig. From what I have read a wide angle seems to be preferred for this sort of shooting. Can anyone recommend which lens would be the best to use when starting out in this.

Thanks

The Rokinon lens are very popular with astro photographers and you can find many on this forum who use them, they are a very good lens at a reasonable price. WEBSITE (external link)




  
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May 27, 2014 20:06 |  #5

the jimmy wrote in post #16934419 (external link)
The Rokinon lens are very popular with astro photographers and you can find many on this forum who use them, they are a very good lens at a reasonable price. WEBSITE (external link)

Thanks,

I have come across the name and will look into them.

Cheers


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May 31, 2014 10:56 |  #6

I use Rokinon 14mm & Zeiss 21mm for night photography with great results.


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Jun 01, 2014 22:07 |  #7

I just picked up the Tokina 16-28 f2.8 which has been amazing for shooting at night. I've played around with a friend's rokinon 14mm and it is sharp, but I like the tokina better. the 16-28 is very sharp and has little distortion at 16mm.

Here's a shot from this past week with the 6d/tokina 16-28. It's a little noisy but I didn't spend much time processing this one, not my favorite composition from that night but you get the idea

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Jun 02, 2014 18:40 |  #8

Proper_propaganda wrote in post #16945451 (external link)
I just picked up the Tokina 16-28 f2.8 which has been amazing for shooting at night. I've played around with a friend's rokinon 14mm and it is sharp, but I like the tokina better. the 16-28 is very sharp and has little distortion at 16mm.

Here's a shot from this past week with the 6d/tokina 16-28. It's a little noisy but I didn't spend much time processing this one, not my favorite composition from that night but you get the idea
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Very Nice work, am looking into the Rokinon.

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Jun 05, 2014 04:32 |  #9

General_T wrote in post #16933826 (external link)
Hi,

I am looking into trying some of this Astro photography with a camera.

I was thinking about getting the iOptron Skyguider as a mount (know nothing about these things but from what I have read this should be good for doing exposures?)

I currently have the lens listed in my sig. From what I have read a wide angle seems to be preferred for this sort of shooting. Can anyone recommend which lens would be the best to use when starting out in this.

Thanks

Heya,

Samynag 24mm F1.4. Seriously. It's $500, and better than the 24L for astro. Less coma. Sharper. It's just an incredible wide field astro lens for full frame. You don't even need a tracker with it. But if you do get a tracker, the iOptron will let you do incredible exposures with minimal ISO's, so that you don't have to do as much post clean up. Or you can combine tracking and ISO for burst exposures to do a lot of really huge light gathers in short periods of time. Like 2 minute exposures at ISO 1600 for example, it would look super clean.

Look at NCHANT's work with the Samyang 24mm F1.4, you will be sold. He specifically has a thread that compares the 24L to the Samyang and the Samyang takes it pretty handedly.

With the saved cash, get a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 to compliment as an ultrawide. Trust me you'll want both. I shoot at these equivalent focal lengths and I often am either at one end or the other of ultrawide and wide for milky way and other wide field astro. I'm sure you've possibly seen my iOptron thread so you know what it looks like.

Very best,


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