This is Ian Norman’s live stream preview of the upcoming Luminar 3 RAW editor from Skylum Software. Ian gives a pre-release overview of Luminar 3, takes questions about astrophotography and talk about how Luminar 3 compares to Adobe Lightroom.
In this review, guest contributor and fellow astrophotographer Jordan Watke takes an in-depth look at the ultra wide angle Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens for full-frame E-mount Sony mirrorless cameras. This mid-range manual-focus lens is the fastest native 15mm lens for Sony E-mount. Let’s put it to the test for astrophotography.
In this review, I test the new full-frame Pentax K-1 Mark II while shooting astrophotography and landscapes in Alabama Hills, California. The K-1 Mark II features Pentax’s exciting Astrotracer feature for astrophotographers and a Pixel Shift Resolution feature, both features intriguing for landscape and astrophotography.
Let’s try out four of the best smartphones in a low-light shooting battle. We compare urban nightscape photos from the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro, HTC U11, LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy S8.
We’re happy to announce that, as of today, the SharpStar2 150mm is now available for pre-order, scheduled to ship in March.
This new 150mm SharpStar2 size is perfect for ultra-wide-angle lenses like the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm/2.8 and Nikon 14-24mm/2.8 that need a special 150mm filter system to fit on their fixed-lens hoods.
Our premium filter case is also now available in a 150mm size and can be ordered at the same time as your SharpStar2.
As the end of the year approaches, we’ve been doing some reflecting on the photography projects we’ve completed in the last twelve months. We’ve experimented with lots of new gear, had fun trying new and improved photography apps, launched our second astrophotography filter, and set out on several photo excursions with the lot.
Considering all the tools and technology we’ve used for astrophotography this year, there’s a lot to love, so we’ve compiled all of our favorites this year into our 2017 gift guide.
Read on for our favorite project memories and the top gear we tested in 2017 — and get some ideas for your holiday gift list this year.