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    First attempt at the Milky Way

    First attempt at the Milky Way
    I recently got a Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 and decided to try it out in a dark sky location I visited for Labor Day. Here is my first try at catching the Milky Way.

    First attempt at the Milky Way-milkywayls001.jpg


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    Last edited by advnturer; 09-05-2016 at 12:57 AM.
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    ED AS UMC Rokinon 24 f/1.4
    AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5 -5.6 ED



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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    First attempt at the Milky Way
    Quote Originally Posted by advnturer View Post
    I recently got a Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 and decided to try it out in a dark sky location I visited for Labor Day. Here is my first try at catching the Milky Way.

    First attempt at the Milky Way-milkywayls001.jpg
    Very nice for your first try, I would say the only thing wrong is the focus. Remember to disable auto focus and know where your infinity focus is at its sharpest. You can do this by zooming in live view on a bright star and adjusting the focus ring when its sharp note or mark the position on the lens that way you will always know where to set it in the dark. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    Scott, Thanks for the suggestion. My Ronkinon is Manual Focus only, and I had it set at infinity. I see and agree there is a focus issue, but was thinking it may have been too long a shutter as I had it at 15 seconds. This was my first attempt not only of the milky way, but also using this lens. I was using Live View to keep the mirror up and a remote shutter release, so I am pretty sure it is not a camera shake either. I will take my lens out and shoot single stars with it and learn how to better focus. Also, not sure it has anything to do with anything, but I was also using "Noise Reduction on Long Shutter Release."
    Last edited by advnturer; 09-05-2016 at 01:30 AM.
    Dan
    aka: Advnturer

    D810

    ED AS UMC Rokinon 24 f/1.4
    AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5 -5.6 ED

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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    i have read on here that infinity on the lens isnt really infinity, you have to turn back a little bit, think thats what Scott is saying?

    Great first attempt by the way, keep threatening to try this myself.
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    First attempt at the Milky Way
    here is a second photo of the same night.....First attempt at the Milky Way-milkywayprtrt004_small.jpg
    Dan
    aka: Advnturer

    D810

    ED AS UMC Rokinon 24 f/1.4
    AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5 -5.6 ED

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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    stupid question, what happens if you shoot from a non dark spot, is it just a little more bright?? which is not what you want/need, correct.
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    Try this, there is a L shape at the end near infinity focus the focus ring to the short part of the L and not to the end, I think you will find this alot sharper. If it was due to blur it would show up as star trails. I use the 14mm Rokinon so have some understanding about these lenses.

    EDIT: Also turn off any noise reduction and do that afterwards, will make it a lot faster in taking images.

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    Re: First attempt at the Milky Way

    All looking good to me, never tried this myself though.........
    I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.





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