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« on: July 24, 2009, 01:54:07 pm »

There was a small gap in the clouds last night, actually it wasn't so small, but wasn't big enough to warrant wrestling with the rig. So I tried out the Nifty Fifty mounted on a camera tripod... Bit rushed as it's only a test... but what do you think..


15x8s, f2.2 @ISO800... 8 flats (although these weren't great...)


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 03:10:31 pm »

That's a great image John, tremendous amount of stars for an 8 s exposure and loads of color. Looks like rifts in the MW at the top, what area was it taken? I justy love my little fifty for shots like these and also stitching together into pano's. It's great fun! Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 03:25:19 pm »

Cheers Richard... The low light abilities of this lens is quite amazing. I sort of pointed the camera over the house... so south eastwards... Angled to cut along the eastern edge of the MW...  I'm waiting for my filter step ring to arrive which should allow me to fit my LP filter on the nifty...
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 03:46:20 pm »

Nice capture Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 12:52:59 pm »

John, I like this image very much because it is very different. The way you selected the edge of the MW where it meets the less dense and darker sky sector is very effective!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 08:27:11 am »

Thanks guys.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 12:47:10 pm »

Amazing number of stars- a good shot, John. I assume your 'nifty fifty' is a 50mm lens.?
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 01:55:55 pm »

Cheers John... yep it's the Canon EF50 ii
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