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Voigtlander for star shots?

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by popcan, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Has anyone experimented taking star trails or Milky Way shots using the fast manual voightlanders?
    Any examples? Thanks!
     
  2. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    612
    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    Too much coma in them for star shots. Pretty bad actually
     
  3. 少林chris

    少林chris Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 28, 2013
    Los Angeles / Copenhagen
    Chris
    I tried the voigtlander 15mm on a A7, only somewhat sharp around f/11-f/16. I'd rather go for a Samyang 14mm (also about half the price compared to the voightlander).
     
  4. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

    98
    Aug 3, 2013
    thank you, good to know!
    I may try my 12-35 - or look into a samyang.
     
  5. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    Also look at the Oly 12mm f2. It's the fastest widea angle available. Relatively cheap used too. The oly 7-14 is wider but slower at f2.8 but you can also have a longer shutter speed. No idea if that makes up for slower lens
     
  6. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    762
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    You can get decent results at 12mm f2.8. I have one called "timeless" on my stream taken at that with the 12-40 pro.
     
  7. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

    486
    Feb 28, 2011
    Singapore
    One of the fastest and widest (but fisheye) would be the Oly 8mm/1.8, sharp enough wide open too.
     
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  8. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    612
    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    CV 17.5
    stek stars-3.
    E-M1    ---       f/1.0    13s    ISO 1600
     
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  9. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    612
    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    17.5 again with a 5 shot stack in the blue hour. Stopped down to f1.4, and progressively raising the iso (3200 final shot) as it got darker. PP in PS, and a little in LR
    stek star stack.
    E-M1MarkII    ---       f/1.0    13s    ISO 3200
     
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  10. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Aug 30, 2013
    Central California
    Daniel
    This is both a beautifully executed photograph and a beautifully composed photograph. Well done, inspiring.
     
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