Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday night we had a big meetup at Kirby Storter Roadside Park that we pushed via social media with our sister sites and it was a great night, thank you to everyone that came out. I had to wait several hours for the sky to clear to get my final image above (High Rez Here), but while I was waiting I experimented with some time-lapse shots below.

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D worked flawlessly on my Fujifilm X-T2 and infinity focus was spot on, which allowed me to capture my sharpest Milky Way photos yet. I can’t wait to try the Laowa 9mm on the upcoming Fujifilm X-T3. We generally shoot Astrophotography every new moon so be sure to check our social media (FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube) and our Astrophotography Addict group if you’re interested in joining us or would like to create your own meetup.

I have also used the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D for some landscapes and environmental portraiture on the X-H1, which worked out well. The vignetting shows up a lot more during the day than at night shooting the Milky Way, but it is easily corrected and if you stop the lens down a little it becomes quite manageable and the lens remains tack sharp.

As of now, the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is my favorite lens for shooting Astrophotography, but the new Fujinon XF8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR might top it at 4x the price. Hopefully, I can secure one for testing when they start shipping in November, but that will be after Milky Way Season.

There is also our owners’ groups
Fujifilm GFX Owners Group
Fujifilm X-H Owners Group
Fujifilm X-T Owners Group
Fujifilm X-Pro Owners Group
Fujifilm X-E Owners Group
Fujifilm X-A Owners Group
Fujifilm X100 Owners Group

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D: VenusOptics / B&H Photo / Adorama / Amazon
XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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