The best available Wide Angle Full Frame milky way, night scape and wide field astrophotography lenses.

Colorado 2019, Nikon D850 Tamron 15–30 @15mm

When it comes to Astrophotography, the lens can often times end up being more important than the camera. Good lenses allow you to get sharp images at wide apertures, with little chromatic aberration, astigmatisms, or coma.

In this article we are going to go over my picks for the top of the line of the best Lenses for modern Full frame DSLR cameras available today.

It should be noted that the title of this article could easily be swapped for “My Favorite Lenses for…


The best cameras for Astro-landscape/ Milky way or low light photography. Jan 9, 2020

Utah 2019

The winners:

When it comes to photography just like anything else, the gear is often over hyped. In any profession it is always the experience of the user that ultimately determines outcome. I know that you already know this, but I just wanted to emphasize this again here because I see a lot of gear worshiping in the photography world. …


“Galactic” Full milky way panorama over Half dome in Yosemite National park California

Back in June of 2018 I was fortunate enough to make a 9 day trip to Yosemite National Park, California to capture the milky way galaxy over Half dome. My entire trip revolved around capturing this image, since I had captured nearly this same panorama two years prior during my first ever trip to the park in 2016.

It wasn’t until mid 2017 that I discovered that the panorama I had photographed in daylight in 2016 lined up perfectly with the milky way in may and early June. …


“The heart of Alabama” Full Milky Way panorama showing more than 180 degrees, over heart arch in the Alabama Hills of California.

In todays market of incredibly powerful consumer DSLR cameras, more and more people are capable of photographing the amazing details of the night sky. This is an exciting time for landscape and astro-landscape photographers as the technology we need to create quality images becomes cheaper and more available, and a very exciting time for enthusiasts and hobbyist astronomers.

The good news! Almost anyone with a DSLR camera can photograph the milky way! and in this article I will show you how.

You can also find my new article about the best cameras for astrophotography here: https://medium.com/@sturmanphoto/the-best-cameras-for-night-photography-2020-14873fd6347d

Derek Sturman Photography

Fine art Landscape Photographer, Sturmanphoto.com

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