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Aug 11, 2013 13:46 |  #2281

msowsun wrote in post #16198236 (external link)
I was up at the cottage and tried my hand at "Astrophotography" from the end of my dock.

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Seems like you needed a longer exposure. What camera were you shooting with? With full frame, you should be able to shoot 30 sec exposures around ISO 3200 w/great results.


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Aug 11, 2013 13:55 |  #2282

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Seems like you needed a longer exposure. What camera were you shooting with? With full frame, you should be able to shoot 30 sec exposures around ISO 3200 w/great results.

This was 30 seconds at ISO 5000 with my 5D3. I'll try more tonight if the weather cooperates.

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Aug 11, 2013 13:58 |  #2283

msowsun wrote in post #16198903 (external link)
This was 30 seconds at ISO 5000 with my 5D3. I'll try more tonight if the weather cooperates.

Nice! That already looks much better. I guess the most critical thing is to get to the darkest site you can find locally. I don't have this lens yet but I've been watching this thread closely and hope to pickup one prior to my trip to Mammoth in Sept.


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Aug 12, 2013 08:28 |  #2284

Here are some from last night (Aug 11-12 2013) I could see a meteor about every 2-3 mins but it was not as good as I was expecting.

This was the brightest one

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Aug 12, 2013 12:11 |  #2285

Msowson...GREAT SHOTS!!!


Observations from my round 2 astrophotography night...

1) I picked the right place...though getting there at night is a total pain in the #*~€|£. (For those who know the area, The place is past Tortilla Flat, AZ on the Apache Trail where the road goes from paved to dirt.) At least in the dark you can't see the 1000 foot cliff you could potentially drive off of!

2) I don't know where Polaris is and without cell service, all the apps in the world can't help. It makes for some interesting horizon shifts during a time lapse!

3) getting to my location and finding other people out at 10pm (and well past midnight) on a Sunday night is a bit freaky....and I'm talking dozens of people, none with cameras.

4) when I used to ride motorcycles and have a sports car why was I never invited to the Sunday at Midnight racing club? At least half a dozen very fast and loud cars zipped by!

5) without cell service, sitting in the middle of nowhere for hours and hours SUCKS! Even when the meteor shower is as active and beautiful as it was last night.

6) meteors...really bright ones...appeared frequently...and always out of frame!!

7) large bats like camera clicking noises!

I have a lot of learning to do in the post area. the individual RAW pics are razor sharp but when I start stacking they are getting blurry. I think I know what's happening but will take some more time to get it sorted.

Here's a stack of all that I saw plus one airplane... 5D mk3 with Samyang 14mm T3.1 and iOptron Skytracker (improperly setup)

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Aug 12, 2013 12:36 |  #2286

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I guess I can add this one to the mix as well; 24 shot panoramic to capture a 180-degree view of the Milky Way over Mt. Rainier.

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Wow, excuse my language, but I seriously scrolled to this picture, and (at work mind you), said out loud "Holy F***"

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Aug 12, 2013 13:55 |  #2287

rparchen wrote in post #16170935 (external link)
I wouldn't mind at all though I'm not sure it'll help much unless you have a SkyTracker. The sky shots were shot at ISO 800 for 5 minutes and the ground shots were probably 1-2 minutes as well, and then reassembled/stitched in CS6. The sky tracker allows me to shoot long exposures of the sky without star trails so it's a bit tough to duplicate without that device. For non-tracking, you can use F/2.8, ISO3200-6400 for 20-30 and get pretty good results.

And here is another taken with the 14mm. Sunrise over the Canyon De Chelly in Arizona:
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How do you even get a shot like this? HDR? It's so nice.


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Aug 12, 2013 14:18 |  #2288

davidmtml wrote in post #16201500 (external link)
Wow, excuse my language, but I seriously scrolled to this picture, and (at work mind you), said out loud "Holy F***"

Simply breathtaking

Ha, thanks man! It took quite a bit of planning and just a little bit of luck for clear weather in Seattle; I'm just happy that it turned out though I'm still tweaking it a bit. Thanks again!

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How do you even get a shot like this? HDR? It's so nice.

Nah, I tried HDR like 5 years ago and never cared for the results. I shoot everything in manual for the details (ground, sky, etc) and then manually blend in PS. It can be quite time consuming to get good results but I find it far better than HDR, at least from my experience. Thanks again!


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Aug 12, 2013 15:33 |  #2289

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Ha, thanks man! It took quite a bit of planning and just a little bit of luck for clear weather in Seattle; I'm just happy that it turned out though I'm still tweaking it a bit. Thanks again!

Nah, I tried HDR like 5 years ago and never cared for the results. I shoot everything in manual for the details (ground, sky, etc) and then manually blend in PS. It can be quite time consuming to get good results but I find it far better than HDR, at least from my experience. Thanks again!

Well that's a pretty sweet result. Can't be easy to blend this kind of scene.


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Aug 13, 2013 04:43 |  #2290

Got mine the other day (rokinon) and took it for a test drive. All shots (7D) shot from hip at f8 set to 7ft. SOOC but looks soft to me at 100% crop, or am I just pixel peeping?


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Aug 13, 2013 10:48 |  #2292

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Got mine the other day (rokinon) and took it for a test drive. All shots (7D) shot from hip at f8 set to 7ft. SOOC but looks soft to me at 100% crop, or am I just pixel peeping?

For jpeg crops they look quite good to me, especially as none of them are center crops. How fast was shutter speed? On a crop I think you could safely dial down both the aperture and distance a ways, if you wanted to.


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Aug 13, 2013 11:42 as a reply to  @ Mookalafalas's post |  #2293

Here's a long exposure shot looking out over Fajita Butte in Chaco Canyon. This was shot at ISO 6400 and 25 seconds. A little noisy, and a little cloudy, but I like it ;)

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Aug 13, 2013 17:09 |  #2294

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For jpeg crops they look quite good to me, especially as none of them are center crops. How fast was shutter speed? On a crop I think you could safely dial down both the aperture and distance a ways, if you wanted to.

Thanks for that. The light was very contrasty with one side of the aisles being in shadow and the other in glaring sun. I just wanted to see how it performed "unattended" so set the iso at 400 and shot from the hip, leaving the camera to do the rest, so the shuuter speeds would have varied widely. I shot raw and just clicked "auto" in the raw editor and saved as jpegs, so other than that, they're untouched. I can't wait to try it on the 5D3 which I will have in 2 weeks time.


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Aug 13, 2013 22:06 |  #2295

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Thanks for that. The light was very contrasty with one side of the aisles being in shadow and the other in glaring sun. I just wanted to see how it performed "unattended" so set the iso at 400 and shot from the hip, leaving the camera to do the rest, so the shuuter speeds would have varied widely. I shot raw and just clicked "auto" in the raw editor and saved as jpegs, so other than that, they're untouched. I can't wait to try it on the 5D3 which I will have in 2 weeks time.

You are going to be a happy camper when you get the 5D3! 14 on FF is a lot of fun.


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