Astrophotography Essentials

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Getting started with Astrophotography

For centuries we have admired and studied the night sky and that interest has grown larger over the years. In the age of digital photography, we are now finding it more achievable to capture beautiful night photos of the stars and moon. If you are interested in jumping into astrophotography here’s what you need to get started:

  • Camera with Bulb Mode
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Tripod
  • Shutter Remote or Timer

LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens

A fantastic wide angle lens of 122° is suitable for landscapes, interior, architecture and astrophotography. Super light and compact lens that features a close-to-zero optical distortion. For architecture and landscape photographers it retains the straigh lines in the shots. Manual Focus only and is suitable for Full Frame Cameras. Available in Canon EF, Nikon AL, Sony A, Pentax K & Sony E mounts.


SIGMA 14-24mm f/2.8 @sys_cle Sam Young

SIGMA 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens

An ideal ultra-wide angle zoom lens and is designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras for outstanding high-resolution images. Manual Focus only and is suitable for Full Frame Cameras and APS-C Sensors. Available in Canon, Nikon & Sony mounts shipments arriving end of March.



Pro Tips:

  • Chose an area location that is removed from any city lights and avoid any extra light sources.
  • Darkest of the night is just before dawn about 4am.
  • Winter months tend to have a lot clearer skies.
  • Make sure you have disabled any auto flash.


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