Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Welcome to diglloyd.com
In-depth review coverage is by subscription.
Also by Lloyd: MacPerformanceGuide.com and WindInMyFace.com
First-time visitor
Rigorously lab tested and OWC certified.

Astrophotography with Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

There are a number of tricky things to astrophotography:

  • Exposure too long (> 8 seconds with a 28mm lens) and the stars look blurred from their own movement.
  • Raising ISO to cut exposure time can add too much noise.
  • Background light pollution drops the contrast of the sky, making it difficult to expose much longer than 10 minutes (even in the mountains as here). Those shots ones sees from New Zealand just do not exist in my neck of the woods.
  • Weird camera problems with long exposure noise reduction (a few shots have the stars wiped out in corner with the Nikon D810).

The Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon is about as good as it gets for astrophotography in terms of lens speed and control of aberrations.

Pine Creek Canyon, looking west
f1.4 @ 8.0 sec, ISO 1600; 2016-03-03 21:06:47
NIKON D810 + Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

[low-res image for bot]
Rigorously lab tested and OWC certified.
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 13 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$2299 SAVE $500 = 17.0% Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR in Cameras: DSLR
$2297 SAVE $800 = 25.0% Nikon D750 DSLR with 24-120mm in Cameras: DSLR

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.