first evening out with Rokinon 12mm 2.0 - Joshua Tree National Park

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by TucsonLawrence, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. TucsonLawrence

    TucsonLawrence Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2013
    Tucson
    Lawrence Richards
    My upcoming Christmas present from my wife is a Rokinon 12mm 2.0, but since we are on a little trip which includes Joshua National Park she let me open it a little early :)

    Tonight my 12 year old and I set out from 29 palms (we're staying on the Marine base) and caught a small window of clear skies before the moon rose.

    All I can say is that this lens is VERY easy to dial in night shots and this is a quick example. I'm really happy so far (especially considering the price I paid of $297 when it was a lightning deal on Amazon)
    15387452534_0224f88f3e_z. P1500885b by ldr_klr, on Flickr

    IMHO, This little (cheap) lens rocks...

    Lawrence
     
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  2. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Lawrence, what was your ISO and exposure time? I love the starry sky as a backdrop.
     
  3. TucsonLawrence

    TucsonLawrence Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2013
    Tucson
    Lawrence Richards
    Sorry, I should have put that in the original post -

    Here are the details
    Lens - Rokinon 12mm
    (manual focus infinity minus a tiny twist)
    Manual aperture set to 2.0
    Exposure - 20 seconds
    ISO - 200
    on Benro 169T tripod weighted with my camera bag hanging from the hook
    Joshua tree painted with small led flashlight

    Thanks for asking,
    Lawrence
     
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  4. Ropes4u

    Ropes4u Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2012
    JT is a beautiful place as is your photo, the base well...
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very nice - looks like a great lens. :cool:
     
  6. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Cool shot!

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  7. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Lawrence, I'll have to remember to take a LED flashlight along for night photography. It's a great and simple solution for illuminating nearby objects. I really like the colors you coaxed out of the cactus.
     
  8. jlouisalmeida

    jlouisalmeida Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2014
    I loved the Rokinon 12mm for my first trip to Joshua Tree (first with the lens, not to the desert) it can get some pretty good shots

    15397819377_1cb17cf157.
     
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