star trails/ night storm pics

Started May 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
numnuts
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Re: star trails/ night storm pics
In reply to Conan67, May 11, 2012

I use the 17-40 on my 5DII for most of my star trails/landscape/storm activity. The only common thing for me independent of subject is the aperture I use. With this lens it's between f8 and f11 to maximize corner to corner sharpness and depth of field. You'll never need 2.8 for the subjects you've mentioned, and for absolute image quality there isn't much between the two. If they were in the same price bracket I'd have the 16-35, but price wise they're a world apart.

-Paul.

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