I'm really glad you posted about using this lens for shooting the milky way. As it turns out the trip I'm taking up north in a couple weeks puts will put me literally about 2 miles away from a dark sky preserve at the tip of Michigan's thumb.

I've never tried shooting the milky way before but this will be a good opportunity, and I have a couple weeks to try to figure out what to do.


Larry Colen wrote:
Luiz's question about astrophotography reminded me that I find that one thing I use mine for a lot is night time landscapes. I've gotten some really nice shots of the milky way simply by pointing the camera at it and taking 30 second exposures using Astrotracer.

Unfortunately I can't search through flickr for photos that I shot with a particular lens, so I put together a quick album of some of my best slow shutter speed photos using the DFA 15-30:


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