Lightnings taking a ride

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I wrote the app, Northern Lights Photo Taker (, in lieu of threads like these :-) The app will try its best to capture the northern lights for you based on how dim they are. I hope this helps! [edit - whoops! Sorry,I've failed to address why this is more convenient as mentioned ...


While it isn't as wide you might want I get my best aurora photos using a Sigma 16-35 F1.8. Reasonably priced (under $1000) lens and both its image quality and construction are superb. Fast enough shutter speeds to avoid the 'soft' images that come with longer exposures without needing to push ISO. If you can live with 16mm its an awesome aurora\Milky Way ...

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