Astrophotography with a6000 + Samyang 12mm

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Noor, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Noor

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    I don't like to speak in Superlatives , but I do believe that the Samyang 12mm is the best lens for astrophotography for APC-C E-mount ! Below is a collection of Astro shots I have taken over the last 1-2 years !

    Taken next to wadi Dam , Oman

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    Taken at Jebel Jais , UAE
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    Taken Jebel Yebir , UAE
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    Taken at Bimma Beach , Oman :

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    Most of these shots are taken at f2 , ISO 1600-2000 with shutter speeds of 25-30s. I would deNoise on DXO prime and then edit on LR.
     
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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Very nice, Noor.

    TT
     
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  3. Nexnut

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    Excellent set, Noor. I've been to the UAE a couple times and always wanted to visit Oman but I only got close to the border (Al Ain) once.
     
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  4. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    i love your compositions. thank you so much for sharing. I wonder, have you tried stacking? I'm no expert but from what i've read i think you could take multiple shots at shorter shutter speeds. stack, and get sharper looking stars.... again LOVELY shots!
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Lovely
     
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  6. NickCyprus

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    Nick
    Excellent set indeed!!!
     
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  7. Noor

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    Thanks all ! Glad you've liked it.

    NexNut: I have recently fallen in love with Oman , they have very splendid wadis that have running water year round(pics on that soon !)

    Unlo:
    I have exprimented with stacking to reduce noise.

    Stacking would allow for higher ISO and shorter exposures (therefore better stars) but that means I would have to stack the landscape and sky separately and then merge (as the earth is rotating !) Honestly for me the gain in quality does not justify the amount of work required. After all the a6000 is good up to iso 2000 and DXO prime is doing a good job cleaning the noise.

    I'll consider stacking again when I head out for a planned Milky Way "master piece" (hopefully !!) in the upcoming new moon or next one !
     
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  8. pbizarro

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    Good stuff. I can attest for the beauty of Oman, as I lived there for 7 years:)
     
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  9. Gary Alan Box

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    Excellent images. I also have that lens but have yet to use it for Astro photography. What software do you use for post processing such images?

    Gary
     
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  10. Noor

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    Yup Oman is such a beauty !

    I use DXO Optics Pro for noise reduction (Prime) and then I do the rest of the processing on LR :)
     
  11. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
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    Great shots. Especially love the last one.
     
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  12. Joseph Thekale

    Joseph Thekale TalkEmount Regular

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    WOW! Jaw dropping man. Epic pics.
     
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  13. Hawkman

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    Steve
    Great shots!
    Can I say covet again w/r/t that Samyang 12mm f/2?
     
  14. Noor

    Noor TalkEmount Regular

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    Thanks ! , sorry I can't understand your question ?
     
  15. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Steve
    I covet, desire, am envious of, want that Samyang 12/2. (Not your particular copy - that would be wrong - but one of my own.)
    Someday... someday. ;)
     
  16. Noor

    Noor TalkEmount Regular

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    its rather a cheap lens ~300USD , go and get it ... its a no no-brainer !
     
  17. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    I have plans to try my hand at some astrophotography w/ this evening new moon. going down south to the farm and will try a variety of lenses. wish me luck
     
  18. Noor

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    Best of luck ! Please share your results :)
     
  19. tomO2013

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    Simply magic. Well done. I particularly love the last two (although all are great).
     
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