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Astro photo Lens decision.

Will be off again to Bromo for milky way photography on the 29th June..
Due to the hike and dust and etc (plus I am a year older and everything seems to be falling apart )

What should I pack for lenses? Camera, EM1.2 (As backup Stylus 1 or GX8)
Lenses, to go light, Laowa 7.5/2, Samyang FE, 12-35/2.8, 35-100/2.8 and Panny 100-300.

I will be leaving the 7-14, 12-40 and 40-150 Would I be making a BIG mistake?
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

Huawei P30 pro

https://petapixel.com/2019/05/13/sho...eid=2a426fcff6
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Impressive stuff Steve with a phone.
I'd take everything Henry, just in case
Have a great trip.
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

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Impressive stuff Steve with a phone.
I'd take everything Henry, just in case
Have a great trip.
I would love to bring everything but unfortunately the airline only allow 7kgs handcarry and 15kgs checkin. I am not risking any lenses or laptop in the checkin but that tripod is going into the hold.
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Impressive. If I do that, then I would have to leave this wonderful forum.
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

Yes, impressive. Oh to have dark skies.
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

Impressive hmm? Maybe OK for Instagram.


The laws of Physics still hold, Huawei phones are good yes but not yet DSLR standard.
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

Am still stuck on the original question..

What should I pack for lenses? Camera, EM1.2 (As backup Stylus 1 or GX8)
Lenses, to go light, Laowa 7.5/2, Samyang FE, 12-35/2.8, 35-100/2.8 and Panny 100-300.

I will be leaving the 7-14, 12-40 and 40-150 Would I be making a BIG mistake?
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

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Am still stuck on the original question..

What should I pack for lenses? Camera, EM1.2 (As backup Stylus 1 or GX8)
Lenses, to go light, Laowa 7.5/2, Samyang FE, 12-35/2.8, 35-100/2.8 and Panny 100-300.

I will be leaving the 7-14, 12-40 and 40-150 Would I be making a BIG mistake?
As I use these two for non birding walks, they would be my choice. I would also include the lightweight Laowa 7.5mm for fun.....

I am only basing this on the fact I have never used the other lenses. But those I have noted cover the range adequately I would say....
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

I'm with Mark, although leaving the 7-14 behind does seem a bit odd. Maybe the Lowa can cover all your wide angle needs I've not tried one to know how good it is. If the three Oly lenses plus the Lowa is under your weight limit then that would be my suggestion.
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As I use these two for non birding walks, they would be my choice. I would also include the lightweight Laowa 7.5mm for fun.....

I am only basing this on the fact I have never used the other lenses. But those I have noted cover the range adequately I would say....
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I'm with Mark, although leaving the 7-14 behind does seem a bit odd. Maybe the Lowa can cover all your wide angle needs I've not tried one to know how good it is. If the three Oly lenses plus the Lowa is under your weight limit then that would be my suggestion.
40-150 is not going with me. that is way over my weight limit.

Now, Should I swap out that 12-35 for that 12-40?
Laowa 7.5/2 would be a 1 stop brighter than 7-14.

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40-150 is not going with me. that is way over my weight limit.

Now, Should I swap out that 12-35 for that 12-40?
Laowa 7.5/2 would be a 1 stop brighter than 7-14.

I would love to hear the views of and
'Tis a heavy one I know, but a great lens......
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'Tis a heavy one I know, but a great lens......
yes..great lens but the weight. I stick with the 35-100 and 100-300. both are just a tat heavier than the 40-150.
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

For astro shots, you are well covered with what you suggest.
I guess the majority will be wide field anyway so no need for the 40-150 on this occasion.
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Re: Astro photo Lens decision.

About the weight limit, there is actually a way to bend it. They only weight the bags but not the things you carry. So you just need a coat with huge pockets while boarding. Something like this (just a random google page) : https://www.carryology.com/travel/is...graphy-jacket/

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