reason # 43 for the 12-40mm/2.8 - Astral Photography

Started Jul 21, 2014 | Photos thread
Paul Kersey Photography
Paul Kersey Photography Regular Member • Posts: 414
Re: reason # 43 for the 12-40mm/2.8 - Astral Photography

drpoop wrote:

I am no more than an enthusiast, but I enjoy attempting to snag astral shots when I can.

I had many reasons to grab the 12-40mm, but among them was the f 2.8 aperture at 12mm to give me just that extra bit of light and a somewhat wide field. With a bit of LR tweaking, I'm quite please with this capture of the milkyway.

alternatively, I used my 7.5 mm f 3.5 FE to grab this shot. It's not the best composition, but is an example of how f 3.5 (even with 30 sec exposure vs 25 sec at 12mm) doesn't grab as much detail as f 2.8

Nice shots irrespective of chroma noise. I don't have the patience for astrotography, especially with handholding.

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