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For milky way shots.. samyang 14mm f2.8 or 24mm f1.4? EQ mount suggestion?

 
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Jul 17, 2014 04:00 |  #1

I use a 6d, and I want to get those nice milky way shots.
What would be the better choice?
I am leaning towards the 14mm for its focal length because I only have the 24-105.
But I am liking the f1.4 on the 24mm. But if it's not necessary to use f1.4, does the aperture matter for milky way shots?

Would I also need an EQ mount?



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Jul 17, 2014 05:34 |  #2

You might want to move this thread to astronomy and celestial discussion section. Maybe some other have mentioned before, but this particular section is for "photo sharing".
There should be more chance to get good feedbacks on your question in discussion section.


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Jul 17, 2014 16:30 |  #3

I'd go with the 14, that's what I use with my 5d2 and the 6d is much better at high ISO's. I like wider personally as the Milky Way is huge.


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Jul 20, 2014 11:43 |  #4

Personally I use the 24mm a bit more, the extra stop of light is a godsend (I shoot it at f/2) and if I need a wider view I do a pano, in which I get more detail from the longer focal length. The aperture matters very much in this type of photography, and no you will not need a tracking mount. The settings below are what I would recommend.

14mm - 30 secs, f/2.8, ISO 6400
24mm - 20 secs, f/2, ISO 6400


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Jul 28, 2014 14:30 |  #5

Given only one option, I'd go with the 14. I find the 14mm gets most of the use (especially for pano's) though I do love the FoV of my Zeiss 21 as well.


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Jul 29, 2014 16:08 |  #6

I think 14mm would be better to learn with. I do love the look of MW photos with the 24mm though. My buddy has been using the Sigma 35mm 1.4 as well and it makes the core looks huge! Especially compared to 14mm.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 18:35 |  #7

What did you end up going with?

I have both lenses, but find I use the 24mm 80% and 14mm 20% of the time :)


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Mar 10, 2015 14:12 |  #8

NCHANT wrote in post #17323525 (external link)
What did you end up going with?

I have both lenses, but find I use the 24mm 80% and 14mm 20% of the time :)

Why do you use the 24mm more?




  
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Mar 11, 2015 06:58 |  #9

RedHeart wrote in post #17469113 (external link)
Why do you use the 24mm more?

Probably because he has a FF camera, the 24 is sweet on FF.


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