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  1. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    I have been sitting on these images for quite some time now. I think I have taken the standard 18-55mm Canon lens to it's limits here and haven't really been satisfied enough with the results to make individual videos.

    It's seemed a bit of a shame to waste all this capture though, so I put them together for a bit of a composite movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRBtgmup0yI&feature=channel

    In a 35 second exposure, with stretching in el-cheapo and limited batch processors, this is about the limit of 18mm at F/3.5.

    Someone give me a F/1.8!!! PLeeeeaaasssseeee..

    Baz.

    More on my page. http://www.asignobservatory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemid=118
     
  2. gazlaz

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    wow that was amazing, time to go try it myself! :p love how you used the trees to give it a bit of perspective and make it more interesting
     
  3. ^catalyst

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    That's totally rad.
     
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    ASIGN_Baz

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    Thanks guys! Glad you like it!

    Have a great week!

    Baz.
     
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    FMD! Impressive stuff there Baz!!!
     
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    WOW, how did you do that?
    did you just take photos for a few hours at 8 second intervals?
    how many photos?
    and how long did you do it for?
     
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    My standard session is 4 to 7 hours. Depending on the weather and exposure durations I can come home with up to 800 frames in a night.

    I use a little job called an intervalometer to run the camera all night, but I still am not at the totally auto level where I can just leave it. I still have power and dew issues to work out (cash flow). Check out that page I pointed out and it gives you a bit more of a run-down on it.

    Cheers,

    Baz.
     
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    Very inspirational Baz - thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work.

    Regards

    D
     
  9. BigDave

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    Baz that was truly awsome to watch plus the sound was great as well. please share more often.:thumbup:
     
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    That looks fantastic Baz.

    You say that's the limit of 18mm @ F/3.5 - what ISO were you using? Time to get yourself a 20mm F/1.8 or similar I suppose.
     
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    Thanks all! Yes, I am scraping and saving for the 5D and 10-24mm...drool drool..:tongue:
     
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    Great vid, I've wanted to head up the blue mountains and do something like this myself for ages, only thing stopping me is the USELESS long exposure NR on my K20D :(

    The guy over at timescapes.org has this style of thing down to a fine art :shock:
     
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    great work!
     
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    Nice work. I was going to do the same this weekend while we were camping except it was a full moon so didn't even bother.
     
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    Have a go Red! post back here your results mate!:thumbup:

    Baz.
     
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    I shall. Heading out to Gatton this weekend so plan on having another crack. Done plenty of time-lapse over the years, just non of the stars.
     
  17. Criminal_Colt

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    Rofl, ground or special place...wtf.

    Awesome shot although I think if I did it I'd try and keep moving trees out of it.

    Really great though, I bet these look awesome in high res...can you turn it into HD? The shots should have high enough resolution yeah?
     
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    umm, 10-24? is thats a crop lens and wouldnt work on a 5d

    i would invest in a 17-40 and 5d or if the budget allows it a 16-35
     
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    OK! Now I have had sooooo many experts in photography tell me conflicting stories over what is best for what camera. Would you be so very kind as to tell me what you think is best before I go and spend lots of money.

    I have a Canon 400D and an 18-55 lens. 18mm is not wide enough for what I want. I need MORE sky. It doesn't capture enough sky and at F3.5 it is waaaaay too slow.

    I want:

    a Canon 5D

    To shoot: widefield images of the milky way galaxy for the specific purposes of time-lapse photography. Images need to get in AS MUCH sky and/or landscape as they can, without distorting the flatness of the photograph.

    The lens needs to be FAST and WIDE. To capture as much light as possible in as short a time as possible to minimise noise and maximise photon capture.

    Which lens is the BEST for this? I can't afford the overly expensive Canon lenses, so the Sigma range looks attractive.

    I'd love to hear what the experts here think.

    Cheers,

    Baz.
     
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    the canon 17-40 F4L is the equiv of a 10-22 on the 400d.

    as for "speed" of the lens its an F4 all the way through the range.

    Below are your options for Prime lenses. 24mm on the 5d is the equiv of a 15mm on the 400d.

    the simple rule is Lower the Fstop or a "red L" at the end of anything the more expensive it is.

    i have bolded my recommendations for your SPECIFIC application

    EF Ultra-Wide & Wide Lenses

    EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
    EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
    EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
    EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
    EF 24mm f/2.8

    EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
    EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
    EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
    EF 35mm f/2
    EF 28mm f/2.8

    EF Ultra-Wide Zoom Lenses

    EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
    EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
    EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
     

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