Lense(s) for taking pictures of night sky

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ap307 Junior Member • Posts: 46
Lense(s) for taking pictures of night sky

Taking a trip to Cherry Springs State Park for some stargazing and astrophotography.

This would be my first attempt at taking pictures of the night sky, and would like advice on what lense(s) to bring with me.

I'm lucking to have a number of good candidates, but would like to limit what I bring to 1-2 of the following (paired with a D800 and a good tripod / ball head):

- Nikon Noct 58mm f1.2

- Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4

- Sigma 14mm f1.4

- Nikon 50mm f1.4g

- Nikon 24-70mm f2.8

- Nikon 85mm f1.4g

I also have the Nikon 300mm f2.8 VR2, but I don't have any way to track the stars.

Thoughts much appreciated,

Best regards,


 ap307's gear list:ap307's gear list
Nikon D800 Leica M Typ 240 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G +7 more
Nikon D800
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