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Love the Olympus M.12mm for night sky / astro shots

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by quatchi, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    I have to admit that I am fairly new to night sky / astro photography, but so far I really love the Oly M.12mm lens for this. I use it in combination with the E-M5 and a Manfrotto tripod. Once in a while, it could be a tad wider for my taste, though.

    Here are two (in my opinion) keepers shot with that lens. Feel free to add your night ky /astro images taken with the M.12mm!


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    4. "Photograph To the Stars Above by quatchi on 500px">
    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/63520605">To the Stars Above by quatchi on 500px</a>
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    4. "Photograph Color of the Night by quatchi on 500px">
    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/62725723">Color of the Night byquatchi on 500px</a>
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  2. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    Those are very impressive photographs.
     
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  3. M1A2Tech

    M1A2Tech New to Mu-43

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    Feb 24, 2014
    Cavite, Philippines
    Chris
    Nice Images, I really enjoyed the dock and the mountain shot and that is what I hope to accomplish in the future. The second shot I can only dream about as in the Philippines there is no "Aurora Borealis" - one question in the bottom right is that a street lamp or car headlight that gives the additional illumination.

    My 2 submissions are from my 1st attempt on March 1st in my yard and the second is from March 3rd overlooking Lake Taal here in Tagaytay. But I was late trying to find a decent location thus got more sunrise than I wanted. That resulted in a somewhat unbalanced image as the right side has more noise. But thinking about my exposure, MAYBE I should have tried center or spot metering. Something to consider and play with later. Hope this thread gets some more images and how to's.

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    Regards, Chris
     
  4. aloysius

    aloysius Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 18, 2012
    Nevada City, California
    My real name is unreal
    Beautiful images! I envy your aurora but not your winters.
     
  5. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Chris, something seems to be wrong with your embedded images. At least I can only see the thumbnails.