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    Default Wide field MW shots: pricey wide field lenses vs less pricey lens with mosaic



    I have been looking at a wide field lens for wider field MW shots. Unfortunately 400 bucks for a lens with one purpose does not make the wife happy. I have had success with my 35mm f1.8 lens for MW AP. Could I just use this and stitch together in a program such as ICE for a more wide field?
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    Default Re: Wide field MW shots: pricey wide field lenses vs less pricey lens with mosaic

    35mm by itself is considered wide by most. I love using a 35mm prime lens so sure why not? I have found that for night work anything larger than f2.8 does not work well so yours should be fine even stopped down a bit. Experiment.
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    Default Re: Wide field MW shots: pricey wide field lenses vs less pricey lens with mosaic

    Sure it is more work, but you get the added advantage of much greater resolution in the final image. I do not know about ICE but there are many programs known to be able to make panoramas well.
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    Default Re: Wide field MW shots: pricey wide field lenses vs less pricey lens with mosaic

    I agree completely with your wife.

    Here's what I got with ICE, 29 pictures at 6400 ISO 20 seconds each, Fuji X-a1, fantastic plastic at 18 mm: Milky Way panorama stitched with ICE (from this thread: Milky Way panorama stitched with ICE ).

    That was my first experience with ICE. Just try that first before you sink $400 into a one-time use lens. A good tripod is helpful. The image has some darker areas that may be related to stitching so it's not perfect but better than what I could hope for. Stretch the images first.
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