Going back tomorrow - How can I do better? - Night shots

Started Dec 6, 2013 | Photos thread
OP Florida Nature Photographer Veteran Member • Posts: 8,175
Re: Going back tomorrow - How can I do better? - Night shots

murfthesurf wrote:

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

murfthesurf wrote:

I have a question for you though, did you shoot that first shot with the 12-50 or 12-40 2.8?

All of them are shot with the 12-40. Some with a polorrizer. I'm not sure which.

Hmmm. I have to say I'm a little disappointed with the way that lens renders the starburst effect on lights. The spines aren't very crisp at all. I was really looking forward to ordering that lens, but now I'm not sure. I really like to shoot long exposure night scenes and that effect is important to me. Unless, of course, it's the polarizer that caused that.

The thought that someone would make an equipment buying decision based on an image I posted, given my level of experience, really concerns me. Please don't do that.

Be sure to read my response below about the polarizer...

 Florida Nature Photographer's gear list:Florida Nature Photographer's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Topaz Adjust +3 more
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