5D3 and Samyang 14mm F2.8 for nightscapes. Manual AF Tipps

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5D3 and Samyang 14mm F2.8 for nightscapes. Manual AF Tipps
Sep 26, 2012

I recently upgraded from a 30D to the 5D3.

While thinking about a WA lens I would like to ask you about your field experience with the Samyang 14mm F2.8. It meets my needs for nightscape photography and the price tag is intresting as well.

As it is a manual AF lens, how do you manage focussing on stars in moonless nights?

Back in the filmdays I had a Contax 139 Quartz with these splitted horizontal lines in the viewer as a focussing unit (sorry, don't know the correct term for it being a non-Anglo). So anytime those ends met, sharpness was correct.

How do you handle it using a 5D3 or any other body?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers, Pedro.

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