3 Fast Lenses That Make Astrophotography Landscapes Easy

These lenses will help you capture the Milky Way and more this Astrophotography season.

Astrophotography season is right around the corner here in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s nothing quite like being able to stand under a starry sky capturing the Milky Way in all its glory. Fortunately, some fantastic fast lenses can make the process easy. All the lenses we have listed after the break offer fast apertures. They all handle coma very well, and they are ridiculously fast. If you want to capture the night sky easily this astrophotography season, these three lenses should be on your shopping list.

Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master

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In our review, we said:

“The Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is a lens many photographers will want to add to their shopping list, regardless of their photographic specialty. Whether you’re a landscape photographer, an astrophotographer, a street photographer, or even a portrait photographer, there will be situations where the 24mm f1.4 G Master will shine. Paired with the excellent autofocus systems found on the latest Sony camera bodies, the 24mm f1.4 G Master will allow you to reliably create images as you had envisioned them in your mind’s eye.”

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Buy now: $1,298

Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS USM

In our review, we said:

“It’s wonderfully constructed, the image output is outstanding, and it’s just so darn fun to shoot with. Wide-angle lenses force you to capture the world in a completely different way than other lenses, and that’s what makes them so great to use. I believe this lens is a must-have for any photographer who owns an RF mount camera.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $2,299

New to Astrophotography? Don’t sweat it. We created an astrophotography guide that will help you understand all you need to know in a short amount of time. Have a read of the guide here, and then go out and practice! You’ll be amazed at what you can capture when you point your camera to the skies.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8

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In our review, we said:

“Rokinon has created an excellent lens with their 14mm f2.8. It’s sharp, delivers some excellent colors, and is ergonomically pleasing. The only major issues are the lack of a chipped focusing mechanism to work with Canon’s cameras and the fact that I can’t put a filter on the front of the lens unless I hack a matte box onto it.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now Canon EF Mount: $329

Buy for Fujifilm X Mount: $249

Get yours for Nikon F Mount: $349

Grab one for Pentax K Mount: $299

Need one for Sony E Mount?: $299

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.