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Comet Lovejoy with a 135mm f/2.8 lens


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Hi all, I picked up an old cheap (£40) 135mm f/2.8 lens off Ebay with the sole purpose of capturing Lovejoy's magnificent tail. It's a nice fast lens which I think will be useful.

Here's the first go with the lens, a bit noisy and heavily stretched to reduce the effects of light glow. Canon 700d, 800 ASA, 31 x 2 minute exposures I've fitted it with a LP filter now for future attempts, so I should be able to get longer exposures and a smoother result..

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Great,, what make is it? I had got a similar one (Auto Revuenon) but it suffers a bit from chromatic aberration!

Thanks. It's a crop of the original, as there were some nasty gradients on the original. I'm hoping that the light pollution filter will reduce gradients and show more of the tail.

The lens is a 'Eyemik'. Never heard of it before and I don't know how old it is. A quick search on the web and it doesn't seem to have good reviews! I was attracted by it's relatively high speed, f/2.8, although it looks pretty bad at full aperture.

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Here's an image from 17th January. 26 x 3 minute exposures. Frankly, I think the new lens is destined for the bin! You can't tell from this image, but the stars were strange misshapen blobs with terrible chromatic aberration even when properly focussed with a bahtinov mask. Think I'll go back to my trusty 70-300mm zoom

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