Meteorites during Perseid Meteor Shower

     
  Meteorites during Perseid Meteor Shower  
     
A pair of meteorites, AKA shooting stars, streak through the northern Maine sky during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.
 
If you want to cover a lot of sky, a 15mm fisheye lens on a full frame camera body is a great choice. Not as great of a choice is the max f/4 aperture the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Zoom Lens has. I used ISO 3200 for a 30 second exposure and still added some brightness during post processing.
 
Still, I like the results and have no regrets from using this sharp lens for this task.
 
Leveling a lens in the dark is tough. Leveling a fisheye lens is difficult even in daylight. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III's electronic level rocks in this situation.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
15mm  f/4.0  30s  ISO 3200  3840 x 5760px
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