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(U)WA suggestion for starscapes
Dear all,


my current mirrorless arsenal includes the following lenses for E-mount (APS-C): SEL1018, SEL1670Z, SEL70200G, plus the Sigma 30 F2.8. I'm quite happy for landscapes.


I'm definitely not an astrophotographer. I've done probably no more than half-a-dozen starscape photos in fifteen years, even though I like them. I don't have the patience for complex setups and I hate cold  Wink .


Now, I just received as a gift the Astrophotographer of the Year book and I was intrigued by the fact that one of the photos was made with a NEX-5, high ISO and a short exposure time (10 secs). Let's say that I could occasionally try some starscape shot if the required exposure time is shorter than a minute. I didn't think the noise figure of the NEX-6/A6000 sensors were ok for a shot with ISO in the thousands, but perhaps I was wrong...


So I'm wondering about whether a fast prime could help me. Actually the Samyang 12mm f/2 is two stops faster than my SEL1018, and sounds interesting. Alternatives could be the Touit 12mm f/2.8 (even though is much more expensive for one less stop), or possibly some other legacy lens by means of adapter.


Your thoughts? Did somebody of you try the Samyang 12mm? And possibly compare to the SEL1018, quality-wise?


Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.

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(U)WA suggestion for starscapes - by stoppingdown - 12-28-2014, 09:34 PM
(U)WA suggestion for starscapes - by popo - 12-28-2014, 10:31 PM
(U)WA suggestion for starscapes - by davidmanze - 12-29-2014, 09:56 AM

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