Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Astronomy & Celestial Talk 
Thread started 25 Jun 2015 (Thursday) 18:38
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Which EF mount lens for star trails and Milky Way work?

 
jmlivingston
Member
Avatar
113 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 219
Joined Nov 2014
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
     
Jun 25, 2015 18:38 |  #1

Currently shooting with a 6D, I've been using the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 lens which I'd bought for my old Rebel XSI which fortunately for me at 16mm there isn't any vignetting. It's a great lens for a crop sensor but now that I've moved to full-frame I'm feeling the need to step up to a proper lens specifically for my night sky shooting. I've heard really great things about both the Rokinon and the Canon L lenses in 24mm & f/1.4. Is one any better than the other for this type of work? Is there another one which I should be considering beyond these two?

Thanks in advance,
John




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
madasax
Senior Member
Avatar
509 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Jun 2012
Location: Bend, OR
Post edited over 4 years ago by madasax.
     
Jun 26, 2015 08:13 |  #2

My buddy gets some amazing shots with the Rokinon 14mm 2.8 - cheap(er) on the wallet as well. With the 6D shooting @ 2.8 and narrower you would be fine boosting the ISO vs something in the 1.4 ranges also.
I haven't used it but if/when I got FF it will be one of the first lenses I buy, especially for night/star shooting.


Current Gear: 70D - Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 - 24 2.8stm - 50 1.8 stm -

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jmlivingston
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
113 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 219
Joined Nov 2014
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
     
Jun 26, 2015 10:35 |  #3

I'm at 16mm f/2.8 with the Tokina already, so I'm not sure the Rokinon 14mm @ f/2.8 makes much sense for me since it's not much of a jump. Really trying to step up my game here, and while cost is always a concern better images is my main focus right now.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EchoShotz
Senior Member
Avatar
310 posts
Likes: 32
Joined Feb 2014
Location: Knoxville, TN
     
Jun 26, 2015 10:42 |  #4

Rokinon 14mm 2.8 and their 24mm 1.4 and regarded as two of the best for Milky way work. Go look at that thread and find the shots by NCHANT. He uses almost solely the Rok 24 f/1.4


5D Mark III, 70-200 f/2.8L, 24-70 f/2.8 L, YN560 (2x)
-Kenny

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

929 views & 0 likes for this thread
Which EF mount lens for star trails and Milky Way work?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Astronomy & Celestial Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Sofun111
1008 guests, 215 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.