Lets discuss lenses for Canon R series Night use.

JimFox

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All of this talk about that 14mm f2.4 had me looking to see if I should order one too. :)

I know I already have 2 lenses that are 14mm, but you know you can never have too many.... o_O But in the end, reality set in and I didn't buy one, but I tell you it was tempting as I haven't really bought a new lens in a while, and I guess I had an itch.... :)
 

Ben Egbert

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All of this talk about that 14mm f2.4 had me looking to see if I should order one too. :)

I know I already have 2 lenses that are 14mm, but you know you can never have too many.... o_O But in the end, reality set in and I didn't buy one, but I tell you it was tempting as I haven't really bought a new lens in a while, and I guess I had an itch.... :)
I used my stimulus money for this. I guess I could have waited for the next one which would have put the Sigma into the picture, but I have at least one more lens to buy. Either the 800 f11, or a 2X extender. The 2X extender would give me 800 f11 with my 100-400, and the 800f11 is really sharp and light.
 

Jameel Hyder

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Good choice - I would go that route as well if I didn't already have the 2.8 version. Mine works fine - no decentering issues and the infinity setting is good. I just turn the focusing to the infinity setting for astro work and I get pin sharp stars. The 24/1.4 on the other hand, though it doesn't have decentering issues, I had to tape the focus ring after focusing on a bright star and it stays there since I only use it for astro.

Btw the sale that B&H is advertising isn't a sale at all. Amazon's regular price is the same as B&H sale price and has been that price for a while.
 

Ben Egbert

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Ok, the lens arrived. I did my brick wall test and it does not seem to be decentered. I shot it at f2.4, f4 and f8 on the 5DSR and the R5. It has a lot of vignetting and distortion, more than the 11-24 by far. But after optics correction has been applied, the two lenses look pretty similar and both are very sharp.

Now for a clear night sky to try a star shot with it.
 
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