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Sep 10, 2021 21:41:47   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
I’m looking to buy a prime lens for my Sony A6300 for astro photography. Low aperture and around 35mm. Any suggestions. Should I stick with Sony or sigma and does sigma support lens stabilization? Thanks, Walt.

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Sep 10, 2021 22:25:00   #
Toment Loc: FL, IL
 
I have the Sony 1.8 35 for my a6600. Very nice.

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Sep 10, 2021 22:36:06   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
Thanks, I’m looking forward to use it in more low light photos.

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Sep 11, 2021 00:07:20   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
Most astro photographers I know use a wider lens, esp. on an APS-C camera. Here's a comprehensive list of lenses for A6xx bodies. The Samyang, aka Rokinon (they're identical lenses from the same factory but the Samyang mark is usually a bit better in price), 12mm f2.0 lenses, (either the older MF or newer AF model) are probably the best bang for the buck for astro work on the A6xx line.

https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/03/02/which-lenses-are-the-sharpest-for-a-a6xxx/

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1080321-REG/samyang_sy12m_e_bk_12mm_f2_0_ultra_wide.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1635649-REG/samyang_syio12af_e_12mm_f_2_0_af_compact.html?sts=pi&pim=Y

https://www.lonelyspeck.com/rokinon-12mm-f2-0-ncs-cs-review/

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Sep 11, 2021 00:12:31   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
Thanks a million.

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Sep 11, 2021 06:00:46   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
Waltman wrote:
....does sigma support lens stabilization?.....


Astro photography tends to be long exposure shots which means a tripod is mandatory. Lens stabilisation should be turned off when using a tripod.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:01:10   #
wireloose
 
Keep in mind the wider angle also allows for longer exposures without putting the ISO into the stratosphere. Something like the 14/2.8 Rokinon is a popular option at a reasonable price, lots of used ones out there.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:06:24   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
Thanks for that. I do have a tripod but would also like the lens for hand held street photography. Appreciate your help.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:08:12   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
Thanks, I’ll look into that. Appreciate your feedback.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:29:39   #
Basil_O
 
The camera has a stabilized sensor. Any lens you use will be stabilized. Pick what will suit your needs best. Older glass and adaptors make it a fun way to put together an assortment of lenses that won't break the bank.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:40:11   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
Waltman wrote:
I’m looking to buy a prime lens for my Sony A6300 for astro photography. Low aperture and around 35mm. Any suggestions. Should I stick with Sony or sigma and does sigma support lens stabilization? Thanks, Walt.


Astro photography requires a wider angle lens, I would recommend the Sony 20 mm 1.8 lens. It has an excellent reputation and is extremely sharp.
https://www.adorama.com/iso2018g.html

The Sony 24 mm would also be an excellent lens.
https://www.adorama.com/iso2414.html

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Sep 11, 2021 09:40:45   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
Thanks Basil. Appreciate your help.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:42:10   #
Waltman Loc: Vermont
 
Thanks for your help. I’ll look into it.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:50:35   #
zug55 Loc: Austin, Texas
 
Basil_O wrote:
The camera has a stabilized sensor. Any lens you use will be stabilized. Pick what will suit your needs best. Older glass and adaptors make it a fun way to put together an assortment of lenses that won't break the bank.


Unfortunately, the Sony a6300 is not image stabilized. Among the Sony APS-C cameras, only the a6500 and the a6600 are stabilized.

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Sep 11, 2021 09:56:56   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
zug55 wrote:
Unfortunately, the Sony a6300 is not image stabilized. Among the Sony APS-C cameras, only the a6500 and the a6600 are stabilized.


Who hand holds astro photography???????

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