Nocton at Night

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: Same with me!

Vittorio Fracassi wrote:

Compliments, Vittorio

PS adressed to Bob: do you use F0.95 often or do you take advantage of the stellar resolving power at slower settings? difficult to tell from the DOF of the photographs.

At night like this wide open gives more the defined but soft circular halo about the lights.  Stopped down to 1.4 they start to transition from globes to stars, and the overall softness starts to fade as well.   So far the shots that had to be .95 are then affected by necessary NR, so I try to avoid it and seek f1.4-2.0 as much as possible.

But it's time to leave this on during daylight too and start stopping down.   As well, I should shoot the f.95-2.0 at ISO 200 at night to work a clean exposure for comparisons.   But I'm not carrying tripod right now, and it's too cold to linger out there even with the Cullman Copter. . . but it's due.

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