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  1. A7III + Sony 24mm 1.4
  2. A7III + Sony 24mm 1.4
  3. icc


    Shoot Raw. Manual Focus. Tripod. You'll want to go ultra-wide, i.e. below 21mm. Of course, you can use a larger lens but the difficulty of getting a good composition will increase. Here's a 28mm sample: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZwiIL0FiRg/ And here a different night, a few meters back and 15mm: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu63ighAYVY/ The lights vary from night to night. Usually when in a dark area, away from any city lights, you will see the more or less static "beam" across the sky which you can capture pretty much with any aperture. "beam" sample: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTmD3-HugA/ However, if you'd like to capture the rapid "explosions" and "dancing" which you'll likely be experiencing if you're far enough north, you're going to need f2.8 or faster, or you'll just end up with a big bright spot. You're going to be using shutter speeds around 1s - 4s. Also, if you're using a newer Sony be mindful of having the ISO too high as you'll only blow out the highlights. I never go beyond 1600 when shooting auroras. Personally, my favorite aurora lenses are the Laowa 15mm f2 and Sony 24mm f1.4. The Samyang 14mm f2.8 will work but there is a lot of distortion and stars do not look as good. The auroras are unpredictable but more or less travels east to west(like the sun). You're going to need a bit of luck and to have the weather on your side. Do not stress and take a moment to live the experience. Lastly, here's a sample of 2s shutter and ISO 800 with the Laowa at f2.8: (no layers, image merging or any of that) It's almost sparkling.
  4. That is a nice composition with good color balance. I only wish for a little darker shadows for some more added drama!
  5. What LiveShots said, if you are able to borrow or rent that is the way to go. Personally, I find the 100-400 to be just the right size and that you can add the extra TCs to extend the reach makes it just incredible for the size. I do think images without a TC looks a little bit better but you'll have to put them next to each other to be able to tell. The resolving power of the 100-400 is amazing. I haven't gotten the chance to try the 200-600 myself, but looking at samples posted online, there hasn't really been anything that has made me want to replace the 100-400, not yet anyway.
  6. Headed into the mist, keep following that light. Sony a7iii + Laowa 15mm f2
  7. Today is the last day the sun will set here, the next sunset will be in 69 days. Sony a7iii + Laowa 15mm f2
  8. Went for a late night hike on the mountainside above Tromsø and was lucky enough to capture this view. Sony a7 + Laowa 15mm f2 instagram.com/photofrode
  9. icc

    Mountain Magic

    Thank you for the feedback guys! I'm afraid that the shots are too dark and that I should have tried to bring out the mountains more. Though, I don't care much for those night shots that are exposed like daylight. The shots are from this location in Tromsø, Norway.
  10. Impressive low-light performance, the Batis 18 image is my favorite!
  11. I'm quite happy with how these turned out so I felt like sharing them with you guys! Make me think of cinnamon buns or a crazy wizard waving his staff. A7ii + Laowa 15mm f2 @ f2.8 8s ISO800
  12. I had a long evening/night trying to capture the lovely lights dancing in the sky. Gear used: A7II + 28mm f/2
  13. A7II 21mm f/2.8 15s ISO 800 https://flic.kr/p/YiGFmA
  14. Hi guys, I'm new here. I was lucky and managed to catch a photo of the northern lights yesterday, just as the sun had set. Any feedback from you guys is very welcome
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