Is a 50mm lens good for astrophotography?

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Bernie Kunde asked a question: Is a 50mm lens good for astrophotography?
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Date created: Sun, Jul 18, 2021 12:00 PM
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These 2 lenses are tremendous choices for astrophotography because they are capable of letting in a lot of starlight in a single exposure. The 50mm is a useful focal length for framing up a particular constellation like Orion, above… It's a zoom lens, but the star quality is commendable at both 24mm and 105mm.

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Having a 50mm lens in your backpack is a good thing even for astrophotography. My favourite lens is the 50mm mentioned above and I won’t trade that for anything else, even in astrophotography, this lens can have a good usage. But that is only my opinion and every photographer have a different one.

Answered 1 year ago · Author has 381 answers and 162.5K answer views Yes, in Choosing a lens for astrophotography, one of the consideration is have INF the smallest possible aperture. 50mm traditionally not only have small apertures they are usually not that expensive.

Conclusion on using the Nikkor 50mm for astrophotography For me this lens is just a perfect little and affordable lens to do wide field astrophotography with.

These 2 lenses are tremendous choices for astrophotography because they are capable of letting in a lot of starlight in a single exposure. The 50mm is a useful focal length for framing up a particular constellation like Orion, above. While the Rokinon 14mm lens is perfect for shooting the Milky Way.

Thanks for the test images, the 50mm is showing a lot more stars. If I can get 15 second exposures out of it then I should be able to get some better results than with the kit lens. Its a great little lens! Its a vital part of my kit.

This week I try out astrophotography with a 50mm lens. I've always wondered how the milkyway would look through a 50mm lens. This is normally the first fast ...

So I'm looking for some affordable Canon lenses that are suitable for astro imaging (anything from a 35mm all the way to the 400/f5.6). I see that there are many Canon 50mm lenses on the used market, but I have no idea which ones have the least amount of coma, chromatic aberration, etc., that would be good for astro.

I do not recommend the  Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G for astrophotography.  Even at f/2.8, the lens is showing butterfly type of stars at the corners... not very good!

The 50mm prime allows you to capture very sharp images. Answer: Landscapes usually require very good sharpness, and 50mm prime lenses excel at that. No extra moving parts normally required for zooms makes for a crisper, sharper result. As with most lenses, the Nifty Fifty sweet spot isn’t wide open, but more in the f/4 to f/5.6 range. And ...

The Sigma 50 mm f1.4 ART is another lens famous in astrophotography circles, and for good reason. Often considered a “cheaper” alternative to competing lenses from Canon, Nikon, and Sony (see the Sony 50 mm above), although the price suggests it, its performance does not.

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