Photo: Tres Cruzes de la Luna (Night Photo)

Three crosses reaching for the sky.

Tres Cruzes de la Luna (7519)
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-08 03:24. 20s f/2.8 ISO 640 4000k. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Joshua Tree, CA USA/EE UU.

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Photo: Cosmic Ranch (Milky Way Photography)

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Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-07 22:26. 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000 4000k. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA/EE UU.

#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #kenleephotography #california #night #sky #nature #kenleephotography #kenlee #desert #lightpainting #pinturadeluz #fotografianocturna #milkyway #ryanranch

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Photo: Great Western Headframe Star Trails (ghost town star trails photo)

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I stacked 10 photos to create this star trails image. I used Triggertrap on my smartphone to control my camera. This is one of the headframes in Gold Point ghost town, a former mining town in Nevada.

Title: Great Western Headframe Star Trails (8330)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 16mm, Triggertrap. I stacked 10 photos to create this image. Each individual image was 4 minutes, f/8, ISO 200. The total exposure was 40 minutes. Begun 2014-07-12 21:59. I used an LED flashlight for light painting.
Location: Gold Point Ghost Town, NV, USA
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Apilé 10 fotos para crear esta imagen. Utilicé Triggertrap para controlar la cámara usando mi smartphone. Equipos de minero en Gold Point, un antiguo pueblo minero en Nevada, y ahora un pueblo fantasma.

Título: Great Western Headframe Star Trails (8330)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina lente 11-16mm a 16mm, Triggertrap. Apilé 10 fotos para crear esta imagen. Cada imagen individual fue de 4 minutos, f / 8, ISO 200. La exposición total fue de 40 minutos. Begun 07/12/2014 21:59. Utilicé una linterna LED para la pintura de luz.
Ubicación: Gold Point Ghost Town, NV, EE.UU.

#night #nikon #kenlee #goldpoint #lightpainting #nightskyphotography #desert #nevada #ghosttown #miningtown #headframe #startrails #longexposure #triggertrap #largaexposicion #fotografianocturna #esteledeestrellas #estrellas #nature

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Photo: Royal Rock Milky Way

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Royal Rock Milky Way (7468)
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-08 00:12. 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000 4000k.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA/EE UU.

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Irix 15mm f/2.4 full frame lens

I just came across some press releases for the Irix 15mm f/2.4 full frame lens. If the image quality is good, this really looks like a winner, and at a good price. This would be great for long exposure, night, and landscape photographers in particular, with it’s fantastic feature set.

This yummy looking ultra wide lens is f/2.4 is a rectilinear manual-focus lens that’s designed for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K full-frame DSLR cameras.

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My photo above was not taken with the Irix. It is here just to look pretty.

There will be two models:

Irix Blackstone (€699 – around $780):
durable Al-Mg body
engraved fluorescent markings
653g (Nikon), 685g (Canon)
“Classic design meets maximum functionality, achieving the perfect match of innovative technology. The durable aluminium and magnesium body ensures foolproof protection of your lens, even in extreme conditions. Engraved fluorescent markings enable easy operation in all lighting conditions to facilitate the perfect photo.”

Irix Firefly (€549 – around $600):
ultra lightweight construction
ergonomic focusing ring
581g (Nikon), 608g (Canon)

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Check out this feature set. It looks like the Swiss and Koreans really put their heads together to figure out a good feature set, just tailor made for night and long exposure photographers. There’s a noticeable click at infinity. How cool is that? Has a focus lock so you don’t mistakenly bump it out of focus. The lens hood screws off to accommodate 95mm filters (many ultra wide angles do not accept screw-on filters because of their bulbous front element). There is a gel filter slot in the back for additional filters. And there are engraved fluorescent markings which glow under low light situations. Not bad.

The optics are apparently rectilinear lens, which minimizes barrel or pincushion distortion, so that straight lines, such as those from buildings, will appear straight rather than curved.

If the optics of this lens is really great, I have a feeling a lot of night photographers and long exposure landscape photographers will be all over this. Including me.

Disclaimer: I know nothing about this company. I have nothing to gain by this. I am not sleeping with anyone from the company or their daughters. 😀

http://irixlens.com/15mm.php

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My photo above was not taken with the Irix. It is here just to look pretty.

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Photo: Back to the Garden (Saguaros Under The Night Sky)

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Back to the Garden (7064)
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-06 03:33. 266s f/6.3 ISO 200 3750k. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Tucson Mountain Park, Arizona USA/EE UU.

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