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21-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Just a quick one ....
A chance photograph of a bright iridium flare which passed between the pointers on Saturday night, amazingly enough, while I was photographing the area!
Single 180 second shot @ 1600 ISO on the 7D with Canon 8-15mm fisheye @ F/4.
21-05-2012, 09:11 PM
Nice timing! :) How do you find the 8-15 fisheye for astro?
21-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Awesome, that looks really good. What a lucky shot to get just when you were imaging in that direction. Thanks for the view.
22-05-2012, 06:53 AM
Nice Roger, looking forward to more from that trip.
Must've been a great weekend.
22-05-2012, 11:36 AM
I think it's great. I'm not good with scientific pixel for pixel comparison testing but I think it's great. I hired the lens for the weekend, and the first shot I took I went "wow! got to have it!". I expected significant distortion around the edges because it's a fisheye, but to be honest first impressions are it's sharper throughout the whole FOV than my 17-40 F/4 L. I bought one when I took the hire lens back.
I see it as an enabling lens. It gives you a different capability as opposed to a higher quality of a normal range I already have. I think it's quality is easily passable for high quality large (1 metre) prints, so will do me fine.
Very lucky :) very rare to be so lucky :)
Thanks Mike, it was a great weekend, had such a good time. :) Now back at work :(
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