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04-16-2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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Astrophotography and K1, is Venus Laowa 15mm f4 lens going to a good choice.

Hello All.

I am close to getting ready for my trip to the Galapagos. The one lens I have kicked around and thought about getting is Tilt/shift Laowa Venus 15mm f4. I can think of some interesting images I might take with the lens and started to also think about Astrophotography with it. I haven't done any Astrophotography with the K1 yet (nubie) so I have a few questions.

1) The Venus Laowa is an all-manual lens through and through. Will I be able to use the atrophotography features (including GPS tied into pixel shifting) of the K1 with an all manual camera? In the past I simply just shot 15 seconds manually with my 20mm f2.8 A lens, but I wonder if an all manual lens can use the advanced features of the K1 with this feature.

2) At f4, would the Laowa Venus be generally too slow for Astrophotography photography?

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QuoteOriginally posted by stemked Quote
1) The Venus Laowa is an all-manual lens through and through. Will I be able to use the atrophotography features (including GPS tied into pixel shifting) of the K1 with an all manual camera?
I think dialing in the correct focal length manually should do the trick to give the camera all the information it needs for astrophotography, but you can simply try this by turning the aperture ring of your A 20mm lens away from the A setting.
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