« on: September 29, 2013, 04:53:50 PM »
Beautiful shot, Dustin. May I ask what your settings were? Did you use an equatorial mount of some sort/did you stack multiple shots?
That's the crazy thing about the Rokinon - it allows so much image in the frame. This is a single image. I just used a typical tripod (Manfrotto 190xb) with mount in a vertical position. It is a 30 second exposure, ISO 1250, and I think the aperture was f/4 (no EXIF from the Rokinon ). I've basically only changed the white balance and played with the tone curve a bit.
Impressive, thanks! You've sold me on my next lens
The manufacturer will be glad to hear that. As long as you know its limitations going in, it is one fabulous tool for unleashing new areas of creativity.
I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but one of its shortcomings can be resolved using an AF confirmation chip. I glued one onto the back of the lens mount and calibrated it using a combination of camera button commands. It's a lot easier to nail focus this way