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Sep 23, 2017 23:25 |  #4921

Well I'm second guessing my Batis 18 ownership and know you recently sold one David.
My minuscule landscaping needs are covered with the 12-24, the EOS 24-70, and I still cling to the FE 16-35.
I'm lately thinking of the Laowa 15/2 for wide field astro over the Batis. Fred reports that at least infinity is
in the middle of the infinity symbol....that in itself is huge over the flywire Batis.

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Sep 24, 2017 04:40 |  #4922

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Sep 24, 2017 04:40 |  #4923

Nice light David, good composition too


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Sep 24, 2017 04:42 |  #4924

David Arbogast wrote in post #18459053 (external link)
I do that too. :)

Thanks Alfredo. I got really fed up with the shingles and took my Batis 135mm and did a little shooting today. Still feel terrible, but getting out didn't make me feel worse, so it was really wonderful just to shoot the camera again.

I love the Batis, but I'll constantly be asking myself, "would I prefer owning an a6500 to dedicate to my 100-400mm even more?" Or how about the CV 15 and 65? So, it was nice to give the Batis a lot of work so I can work out my preferences. Next outing needs to be with just the 100-400, so I can think more about an a6500. Mark Galer's review has me intrigued about using the lens for some action photography - and that might grow me as a photographer (I suck at AF with moving subjects).

Had to google what shingles was there, hope you feel better soon David!


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Sep 24, 2017 07:18 |  #4925

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18459078 (external link)
Well I'm second guessing my Batis 18 ownership and know you recently sold one David.
My minuscule landscaping needs are covered with the 12-24, the EOS 24-70, and I still cling to the FE 16-35.
I'm lately thinking of the Laowa 15/2 for wide field astro over the Batis. Fred reports that at least infinity is
in the middle of the infinity symbol....that in itself is huge over the flywire Batis.

In s.Dakota we picknicked and this little guy beckoned. Not my best bee work but a memory of the picknick spot-

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I find on the B18 that the proper focus for astro is just as the infinity symbol comes up on the OLED, and since it is illuminated, its easy to see in the dark.

15 seems a bit too wide for astro sometimes, I see a lot with 14mm and always feel like its too wide, on my next trip I am going to try to use 25mm more.


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Sep 24, 2017 07:21 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #4926

Travis, on my next round I'm going to use 50mm and ICE.

From the Hayden Valley 10 days ago.


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Sep 24, 2017 08:28 |  #4927

David Arbogast wrote in post #18459053 (external link)
I do that too. :)

Thanks Alfredo. I got really fed up with the shingles and took my Batis 135mm and did a little shooting today. Still feel terrible, but getting out didn't make me feel worse, so it was really wonderful just to shoot the camera again.

I love the Batis, but I'll constantly be asking myself, "would I prefer owning an a6500 to dedicate to my 100-400mm even more?" Or how about the CV 15 and 65? So, it was nice to give the Batis a lot of work so I can work out my preferences. Next outing needs to be with just the 100-400, so I can think more about an a6500. Mark Galer's review has me intrigued about using the lens for some action photography - and that might grow me as a photographer (I suck at AF with moving subjects).

Sorry to hear about the shingles David, it's a horrible experience hope they clear up for you quickly, I had them once and I don't want to go through that experience again.


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Sep 24, 2017 08:29 |  #4928

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18459225 (external link)
Travis, on my next round I'm going to use 50mm and ICE.

From the Hayden Valley 10 days ago.


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Sep 24, 2017 08:30 |  #4929

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18459225 (external link)
Travis, on my next round I'm going to use 50mm and ICE.

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Sep 24, 2017 13:21 |  #4930

My night/astro photography sucks .... really sucks but this is the first time I am starting to feel like I am going in the right direction

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Sep 24, 2017 13:37 |  #4931

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Paul, not sucks! Outstanding to get a petroglyph and the Milky Way, just outstanding!
Poof fell in love with glyphs in Dinosaur Nat. Mon. on the trip; in fact she said once to Yellowstone was quite enough. She'd had enough of the crowds very quickly and we were in
shoulder season...moreso she said we could do a whole three week trip somewhere just looking for these hidden gems!


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Sep 24, 2017 13:37 |  #4932

My tips today: Say "giggle" instead of smile.

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Sep 24, 2017 14:02 |  #4933

Just got back from an overnight stay in Joshua Tree NP. I never get tired of that place.
Unfortunately the skies were boring as all hell for sunset.

I stuck around after dark to take a stab at astro. Never really tried it before, so I didn't know what I was doing.
Trying to focus the B18 in the dark by wire was near impossible. Complete guessing game. So now, I have a few dozen pics to go through and hope I captured one worth sharing.

Maybe I should have tried the 25 as someone suggested above.


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Sep 24, 2017 14:37 |  #4934

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18459435 (external link)
Paul, not sucks! Outstanding to get a petroglyph and the Milky Way, just outstanding!
Poof fell in love with glyphs in Dinosaur Nat. Mon. on the trip; in fact she said once to Yellowstone was quite enough. She'd had enough of the crowds very quickly and we were in
shoulder season...moreso she said we could do a whole three week trip somewhere just looking for these hidden gems!

Anytime. I have lots around the Phoneix area. Going to learn more about the Tucson area.... and where this is taken they are trying to make a national monument. I am now part of the Board of Directors of the organization that is spearheading that effort. I am also working with my friend Frank and we are going to find a lot of places around Utah / AZ with no people and I am really focusing on New Mexico. I if you want the best glyphs with the least walk take your rig to Three Rivers petro site above Alamagordo NM. Great little BLM campground and 25000 glyphs right there. Best to walk around the BLM site and to the State Land on the north end about a mile. Going there with the wife sometime to get the birds too so maybe Feb.... course the milkyway might not be up by then so maybe two trips.

Ok long reply..... If you want petros just ask me I can point to them in multiple states in the SW lol


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Sep 24, 2017 14:39 |  #4935

Puckman wrote in post #18459446 (external link)
Just got back from an overnight stay in Joshua Tree NP. I never get tired of that place.
Unfortunately the skies were boring as all hell for sunset.

I stuck around after dark to take a stab at astro. Never really tried it before, so I didn't know what I was doing.
Trying to focus the B18 in the dark by wire was near impossible. Complete guessing game. So now, I have a few dozen pics to go through and hope I captured one worth sharing.

Maybe I should have tried the 25 as someone suggested above.


Thats why I love the Lox 21 it is just a hair back from infinity lock and that is focus. I also have the samyang 8 on the 6500 and although a 3.5 it is a lock focus just a hair back from infinity as well. Where i screw up is having something in the foreground that I forget to get focus on


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