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Dec 19, 2017 12:19 as a reply to  @ post 18440359 |  #3931

stunning pictures 2nd one is a show stopper! and thanks for sharing your "how to" info will have to try that out using the 50mm JD


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Dec 19, 2017 13:56 |  #3932

Last summer, my friends and I went to a nearby mountain for a quick MW session. They drove up and down the road while I took the photo.
I guess it went ok. :lol:

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Dec 19, 2017 19:16 |  #3933

RedHeart wrote in post #18521887 (external link)
Last summer, my friends and I went to a nearby mountain for a quick MW session. They drove up and down the road while I took the photo.
I guess it went ok. :lol:


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yeah it did as far as I am concerned ... I think if it were mine I might try to do something with the roadside area that is sandwiched between the lights ... not sure if it would work but I'd like to see how it would look with just light colors at the bottom of the image .. at any rate nice creativity....


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Dec 28, 2017 14:43 |  #3936

I imagine there is a lot of post processing with all these? hmm astronomy is interesting.




  
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Dec 28, 2017 18:46 |  #3937

shigexile wrote in post #18528117 (external link)
I imagine there is a lot of post processing with all these? hmm astronomy is interesting.

of everything I shoot during a year...MW images get the most editing of anything...by a long shot.


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Jan 04, 2018 13:53 |  #3938

i want to get some astro shots this summer with my a7ii. Currently i think my best lens would be either the 50 1.8 or 16-35 f4... Not sure which to use. Is it possible to get results like any of the above in one shot? Or are most of those multiple exposures?



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Jan 04, 2018 14:22 |  #3939

irishguy0224 wrote in post #18533371 (external link)
i want to get some astro shots this summer with my a7ii. Currently i think my best lens would be either the 50 1.8 or 16-35 f4... Not sure which to use. Is it possible to get results like any of the above in one shot? Or are most of those multiple exposures?

Most of what you see here are single shots with post processing. You want a wide and fast lens and then crank your iso to keep the shutter speed low.


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Jan 04, 2018 14:52 |  #3940

xpfloyd wrote in post #18533387 (external link)
Most of what you see here are single shots with post processing. You want a wide and fast lens and then crank your iso to keep the shutter speed low.

right on! Do you think that the 16-35 would be fast enough? Or would the 50 be a better option? I just don't know if the 50 is wide enough. That said, what ISO are you generally shooting at?



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Jan 04, 2018 15:18 |  #3941

irishguy0224 wrote in post #18533403 (external link)
right on! Do you think that the 16-35 would be fast enough? Or would the 50 be a better option? I just don't know if the 50 is wide enough. That said, what ISO are you generally shooting at?

The problem you have is that f/4 is a bit slow and 50mm is a bit tight. With 50mm you will have really low shutter times to avoid blurring. Do you have any other lenses that are wide and say f/2.8 minimum?

ISO ranges from 3200 to 6400 generally for me shooting at f/1.4-f/2.8. Obviously depends on how dark your sky is etc


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Jan 04, 2018 20:16 |  #3942

irishguy0224 wrote in post #18533371 (external link)
i want to get some astro shots this summer with my a7ii. Currently i think my best lens would be either the 50 1.8 or 16-35 f4... Not sure which to use. Is it possible to get results like any of the above in one shot? Or are most of those multiple exposures?

Agree with everything xpfloyd said. You would probably need a tracker for the 50mm or a huge number of shots. Your shutter speed would be so low that no light would be coming in, never tried this. Look up the NPF rule.

Actually I don't agree with everything, I stack and blend most of the time unless it's a panorama.


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Jan 08, 2018 11:14 |  #3943

xpfloyd wrote in post #18533425 (external link)
The problem you have is that f/4 is a bit slow and 50mm is a bit tight. With 50mm you will have really low shutter times to avoid blurring. Do you have any other lenses that are wide and say f/2.8 minimum?

ISO ranges from 3200 to 6400 generally for me shooting at f/1.4-f/2.8. Obviously depends on how dark your sky is etc

sadly, i don't have anything wider that would work. My only other lenses are the 70-200 G f4 and the Rokinon 135 F2. I was trying to trade the 135 for a 35 prime but haven't gotten any bites on that.



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Jan 08, 2018 12:08 |  #3944

irishguy0224 wrote in post #18536313 (external link)
sadly, i don't have anything wider that would work. My only other lenses are the 70-200 G f4 and the Rokinon 135 F2. I was trying to trade the 135 for a 35 prime but haven't gotten any bites on that.

My fav Astro lens is the samyang/rokinon 24 1.4. Not too expensive either


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Jan 09, 2018 08:13 |  #3945

xpfloyd wrote in post #18536346 (external link)
My fav Astro lens is the samyang/rokinon 24 1.4. Not too expensive either

So i presume that is manual focus like most of their others. How are you finding it is to dial that in for nightscapes and what not without auto focus and setting it to infinity?



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