Shooting detailed photographs of the moon requires ultra-long telephoto reach. At only about 1/2 a degree in diameter in terms of field of view, the moon is a relatively small target that requires the use of some really long optics. In this guide, we outline the details of an ultra affordable lunar photography kit and why a typical full-frame or APS-C sensor digital camera might not be the best choice when trying to shoot the moon.Continue reading “Moon Shot: Building an Affordable Lunar Photography Kit”
Watch the Lonely Speck video review of the fastest 14mm lens ever made.Continue reading “Video: Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art Lens – Astrophotography Review”
In this on-location vlog, Ian Norman brings us along on a full night of shooting at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida with the Sigma fp and fpL cameras as he tries his hand at some tracked astrophotography using the Move Shoot Move Star Tracker.Continue reading “Tracked Astrophotography with the Sigma fp L and the Move Shoot Move Star Tracker”
I recently got the new Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 lens and tried it out on some star trails shots in Chicago. Join me on a night of shooting stars from a light polluted city.Continue reading “Astrophotography with the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8: Chicago Star Trails”
Happy Thanksgiving! Join Ian Norman and Diana Southern on a wintery astrophotography trip to Green River Wildlife Area in rural Illinois in this video review. For this trip, Ian tries out the Canon EOS Ra, a special version of the EOS R with Hydrogen alpha light sensitivity for astrophotography.Continue reading “Video: Exploring Hydrogen Alpha with the Canon EOS Ra”
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 short video, travel with Lonely Speck to Alabama Hills, California to demo the SharpStar2 in the field to achieve perfect critical focus on the stars.