This is the second part of my experience review of the Sigma 105mm f/1.4, the craziest lens I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. Over the last several years, I used the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 almost exclusively for my astrophotography work and it completely changed the way that I photograph the night sky.Continue reading “Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review: Astrophotography”
Follow me to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida to shoot on the new Sigma 20mm and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lenses.Continue reading “Video: Astrophotography with the Sigma 20mm and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lenses – Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, FL”
Check out our quick astrophoto comparison of the Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens and the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 for Sony E mount.Continue reading “Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE vs. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Astrophotography Lens Review”
In this review, guest contributor and fellow astrophotographer Jordan Watke shares some beautiful images and takes an in-depth look at Sony’s high quality wide-angle zoom for full-frame E-mount Sony mirrorless cameras.Continue reading “Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Astrophotography Review”
This is it. Our guide to the best lenses for astrophotography, updated for 2021. These are our favorite lenses for almost every interchangeable lens camera system available today. We’ve compiled a “trifecta” of the best 4 lenses for every camera system with options for any budget. If you’re looking for a great upgrade for your camera, a gift for your photographer friends or if you want to start building the best kit available for astrophotography on your current camera system, look no further than this list.Continue reading “Lonely Speck’s Ultimate List of Best Astrophotography Lenses”
There’s a new nifty 50 in town. In this short review we test out the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, Canon’s latest iteration of their affordable 50mm lens. At about $125, it’s the cheapest Canon prime lens available, making it an attractive addition to any Canon kit. Let’s see how it does with astrophotography.
I recently had the opportunity to shoot some astrophotography with an interesting lens: the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar III. With its rather modest/slow/dark f/4.5 aperture, the 15mm Heliar III isn’t the most obvious choice for shooting the night sky, but in reality it actually performed well, especially when paired with the Sony a7II. This review is as much a test of the lens as it is an experiment shooting the Milky Way with a slow lens. Read on for more about my experience shooting the night sky with the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Heliar III.