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Will this work to photograph the night sky on a GH2? Planning a visit to a dark sky site in Nevda. Thanks.
asked by R. Gonzalez on December 31, 2012
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A Hoot answered on December 31, 2012
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Jim Hart answered on December 31, 2012
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Absolutely! The f/1.7 aperture is very good at the low-light surroundings like the Strip. GH2 is a great machine for vedio, try it out with this lens and you will be happy for it. BTW, I didn't know the price dropped to $340!!
C. Chen answered on December 31, 2012
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I used it in Maine a few months ago to get night sky shots and it worked well. You'll still need a long exposure (if I remember correctly, I was exposing for about ten seconds per shot). So a stable tripod is critical. But I was very pleased with the results.
B. Reichman answered on December 31, 2012
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E. Mayer answered on December 31, 2012
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Sure, depending on the shot you ave in mind you may want a wider angle. Key is to fix the camera and allow a long exposure... I guess any lens will do it, this one is brilliant for low light though.
Michiel Knoppert answered on January 1, 2013
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Be sure to take a tripod; if possible, include some "foreground" objects, such as a hill or mountain. set the lens to f4 for maximum sharpness, use a shutter speed of 3 to 6 seconds. Before you go to Nevada, practice taking some night pictures at home or a nearby place first! Lou Toth
Louis D. Toth answered on January 1, 2013
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Yes;but like others have said a wider lens may also be the ticket.
aaron answered on January 2, 2013
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Will the 20 1.7 work for the night sky. The short answer is yes. The lens is sharp and is fast. No stabilization though and it is more or less a standard wide angle. The cost of the lens is low, when one considers the image quality and the fact it is a pancake, which is very convenient. I consider this a must have lens. Hope this helps.
johnreid answered on January 3, 2013
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I would think u still need a tripod. This is really for indoor situations.
S. Meng answered on December 31, 2012
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