Some people use the Rokinon 24mm 1.4 and say it's great. Yes, it's not as wide but you could shoot a few images and stitch them to get the width.
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Jul 28, 2016 07:07 as a reply to @ post 18079826 |
Jul 28, 2016 08:02 as a reply to @ KaosImagery's post |
I've also heard the 35 1.4 is a good performer.
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corduroy wrote in post #18079826
Hi All, what would be the next best lens over the Rokinon 14mm for milky way shots? I am trying to rent one for a star party and it's already reserved. Thanks!
Rental agencies that I'm aware of include BorrowLenses.com and LensRentals.com -- so you might be able to get one from an alternate source. There are certainly more sources (one of my in-town camera stores rents lenses.)
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I use Samyang (European version of Rokinon) 14mm f/2.8 I do like it for night shots.
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Rokinon 14mm is the best lens deal I've bought since the nifty 50
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Post edited over 1 year ago by WildImages.
Whatever lens you get, use live view to focus at night. You can crank up the ISO, open live view at 10X, and critically focus. Then, turn down your ISO and go for it.
WildImages wrote in post #18262480
I recommend the 24 f1.4 for your night work. The true aperture of the 14mm f2.8 is roughly 3 (14/2.8). The true aperture of the 24 is roughly 17 (24/1.4). What this means is the 24 gathers (17/3)^2 or roughly 25 times more light than the 14mm lens which actually gathers about half the light of a human eye.
I hadn't heard of that before. Thanks for educating me. I have picked up a Samyang 14mm for cheap since posting this, but will put the 24 f/1.4 on my wish list.
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Feb 28, 2017 14:29 as a reply to @ airbuko's post |
Great shot, but interesting to note the coma effects in the upper corners, where the stars appear stretched. It's common for ultra wides, but I heard this lens handles it better than the Canon 14mm.
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I've used the 14mm and love it, although sometimes i wouldn't mind a zoom like 10-20, but I always figure I can just crop in post to get my desired composition.
Sep 05, 2017 23:26 as a reply to @ johnsonjpj's post |
Can you guys please look at this thread and share your thoughts?