SharpStar2 150mm Now Available!

SharpStar2 150mm

We’re happy to announce that, as of today, the SharpStar2 150mm is now available for pre-orderscheduled 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.

Learn more and pre-order now for early-bird pricing.

Hoya Red Intensifier Review: An Affordable Light Pollution Filter for Astrophotography

Hoya Intensifier: An Affordable Light Pollution Filter

I don’t typically use filters for the type of astrophotography you see on Lonely Speck. Filtering for specific wavelengths of light is a common practice for astronomy and deep sky imaging. But most filters made specifically for astrophotography tend to be very specialized and very expensive. Luckily, there’s an option for those on a tight budget: the Hoya (Red) Intensifier (Red Enhancer RA54) Filter. In this short review, we test out the Hoya Intensifier while shooting the Milky Way from Trona Pinnacles, California.

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