- Aug 16, 2012
Certainly, that effect pops more when you stop it down further, but you should see something sunstar wise at f/9, one would think. Attached are two 24mm FF shots at f/8 (handheld, 1/250s) and f/13 (a solid 25s on a tripod) respectively -- no trouble with stars on the 24-70 f/4L IS, and my experience with the 16-35 f/4L IS has been similar.MrFotoFool said:@ ahsanford - I don't think f9 is a small enough aperture for the starburst effect. Typically (as I understand it) you need f22. Maybe f16 is enough, but apertures larger than that do not work in my limited experience.
I do not know if focal length has any effect or not, meaning I don't know if it is harder to get with wider angle lenses. Perhaps someone reading this has the answer?
Sorry to nitpick a lens detail like that. I'm a rank amateur at this, so I must be missing something else -- perhaps proximity to the lighting itself? Both of my shots the lighting is quite a ways off, whereas you were within a block of your lighting in Winslow there.
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