7D Night/Landscape photography - tripod/lens choice?

Started May 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
animeone
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Re: 7D Night/Landscape photography - tripod/lens choice?
In reply to zackiedawg, May 17, 2011

zackiedawg wrote:

I think most were commenting that if you are shooting night shots with the ultrawide using a tripod, then you don't need the faster aperture...with a tripod, you'll get the nicest night shot results with the lens stopped down and using longer shutter speeds, so the advantages of the faster F2.8 are lost. Where you might want the faster F2.8 lens at night is if you intend to do handheld high ISO night photography, where you need as big an aperture as you can get. For tripod work, a UWA is really in its prime at around F5.6-F10 or so - and it's more important to consider things like resistance to flare and distortion control.

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Thanks for the response, I understand what you are saying. I was just thinking of a lens that will allow me to shoot fast enough so the stars won't leave trails. I guess I should get a rig for that... Thanks again for the responses!

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