Had opportunity a few months ago to get out under a new moon and give my new Sony 20mm f/1.8 prime lens a test and see how it stacked up against the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 which I had been using for quite a while. Both are awesome lenses with the Sigma is also noticeably brighter, however it has its faults. And that is heavy coma up in the corners which unfortunately do not clear up a great deal as you stop down the lens. It is this fault that had me very interested in the Sony 20mm option from the moment it was announced and in this video we take a bit of a look at how they compare. Finishing off the video is a time lapse taken over several hours using these two lenses on my A7S and A7R.
Recently I was lucky enough to witness one of the strongest lunar halos I can ever remember seeing. Caused by refracted moonlight off the ice crystals which make up the cirro-stratus clouds way up in the atmosphere, this massive ring of light dominated the night sky. Made all the more impressive with Jupiter and Saturn making an appearance too, was truly amazing to watch.
Following on from my last post, this is a short edit showcasing my day of scouting followed by a night of shooting under a 62% moonlit sky. No surprises the stars were massively washed out, however the trade off being the rugged sandstone coast I was on was brilliantly illuminated. Spending so much time out under the stars where the moon is completely absent, so dark that even with night adjusted eyes you can’t see your hand in front of your face , it was really a pleasant change. Anyway, hope you enjoy this clip of a very special part of Australia’s coastline.