Saturday, November 22, 2014

Starry Starry Night

I'm still learning my new Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 lens so last night I decided to try to see what I could get from's just too cold to go out at midnight and take some shots of the sky.  December 13th may find me outside as that is the peak for the Geminid meteor shower.

View larger. | Geminid meteor 2012 as captured by Henry Shaw of SummersMagic Photography.  Click here to learn from Henry how to take photos of meteors.
This was captured by Henry Shaw of SummersMagic Photography

Again, so far, I am very impressed with this lens.  It's a very fast lens and has less distortion than I thought it would have.  Clarity is great as well.  Manual mode is becoming my favorite with this lens as I can get in real close and still not get too much distortion.  I haven't weighed it but it seems to be about as heavy as my 18-270mm and nearly as long when the later lens is in the 18mm position.

1 comment:

Birdman said...

Hahahaha Ya, I remember hearing about the shower that afternoon. I think I slept through it. Good capture.