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That is insane! Why use a pentax? just curious?

Post #106, Sep 28, 2012 17:23:42


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PUREVIL wrote in post #15055530external link
That is insane! Why use a pentax? just curious?

5.5x Crop factor gives you 13200mm f/16 on the pentax Q. (600 x 2 x 2 x 5.5)
Still, diffraction sets in at 2.8 on the Q. I was Just messing about with this setup to see if I could get anything usable. Will try with a stepper motor see if I can get better detail.
Below the image I took with my 1Dx (same rig) previous to attaching the Q.

IMAGE: http://www.igdimages.co.uk/Forums/BN5P5850.jpg
Please note: exif reports only one EF extender and aperture of f/8 this is incorrect.

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i too shot the moon acouple of times on a 55-250 i only post the pics online and for personal viewing so i just cropped my photo to put the moon in the whole picture and i have to say detail is pretty good.

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Post #108, Sep 28, 2012 21:10:17


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I'm rather impressed he pulled out the cobra at Aristarchus.

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Canon11385 wrote in post #15056191external link
i too shot the moon acouple of times on a 55-250 i only post the pics online and for personal viewing so i just cropped my photo to put the moon in the whole picture and i have to say detail is pretty good.

I went outside tonight with my Canon T4i and the 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS and got these:

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I used MSpaint to crop it, no other editing done.

IMAGE: http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy281/prometheus77777/IMG_3016.jpg
SOOC, no crop or anything. I had to put it in the bottom of the frame because of the neighbors houses and street lights ect. ect.

For such an inexpensive lens, I'm pretty pleased. I'm sill really new and tonight is my first time ever taking a usable picture of the moon and the first time using a DSLR to try it.

Post #110, Sep 29, 2012 21:30:58


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man i suck at shooting the moon... i tired some previous suggestions and i still cant get a crisp image like you guys. I'll try again tonight after work.

Post #111, Sep 29, 2012 22:30:59


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Took these photos last night.

Canon 60D Sigma 150-500 @500 1/500s f/8 ISO 200

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Canon 60D Sigma 150-500 @500 with Kenko 1.4TC 1/640s f/8 ISO 400

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Post #112, Sep 30, 2012 07:48:37 as a reply to PUREVIL's post 9 hours earlier.


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You know ..... it's nice to capture the moon with shorter length lenses just to say "Look what I shot last night", but lets face it - it does not compare to the detail in the picture Bruce (noisejammer) posted on the first page. Well done sir.

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I got this with a 40D on a 12"f/6.3 scope... focal length was about 2000 mm.

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Swinger wrote in post #15078300external link
You know ..... it's nice to capture the moon with shorter length lenses just to say "Look what I shot last night", but lets face it - it does not compare to the detail in the picture Bruce (noisejammer) posted on the first page. Well done sir.

Thanks, Swinger - in truth this was something of a surprise but if you have access to a large scope, it becomes relatively easy. The tricks are always the same, use live view to focus, ETTR, use a tripod, keep the exposure short enough and use mirror lock up.

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ejenner wrote in post #14949036external link
Hmm, I tried photographing the moon a couple of years ago (Dec 21st, 2010) and it ended up looking red. I also needed ISO3200 and 1s on my T1i at f8 for the last shot and they ended up not looking very crisp at all.

Maybe I left my UV filter on? I should try it again sometime, maybe take off the filter and shoot when the earths shadow isn't in the way.

Actually, I think your image is QUITE FINE! If memory serves, there was a total lunar eclipse (TLE) that night. Toronto was clouded out so we missed it.

TLE's are a special case. First off, the moon must be within an hour or so of being completely full so the moon won't have any visible shadows and contrast must be low. Secondly, the moon is inside the earth's shadow so the moon can only be illuminated by light that is refracted and scattered by the earth's atmosphere. This light varies from light yellow to red/brown in colour and can be very faint compared with sunlight.

FWIW, dark / muddy TLE images are actually quite sought after by astrophotographers. They give us some insight into the amount of atmospheric particulates.

Edit... I re-read and got the gag. Damn :)

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Great photos everyone. I love how no two pictures look alike. Its almost as though its not the same moon lol.

Heres a more recent moon photo i took with my canon t3 with 55-250mm lens

IMAGE: http://www.gigliosgallery.com/Nature/The-Moon/i-JnVZzGS/0/L/8230584051_25202dbaa9_o%281%29-L.jpg
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I should also point out isnt it amazing to watch how fast the moon can travel out of frame? at first i thought my tripod was loose, then i realized it was the moon moving! lol

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Viffer wrote in post #15055374external link
The rig Pentax Q + Canon EF 600mm MKII + staked EF extender MKIII & MKII.
Total equivalent focal length 13200mm f/16
Manual focus was a nightmare and so the image when viewed at 100% is way OOF
Image is full frame no crop just resize.

The monster rig
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The resulting Image.
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With practice I am hopping to master this rig and improve image IQ. For now and considering the amount of shaking involved when focusing (EF 600mm IS does not work with the pentax), I am relatively happy with this.

wow thats a crazy setup there lol
That lens is easily 10x the the size of the camera.. Nice shot!

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Viffer wrote in post #15055374external link
The rig Pentax Q + Canon EF 600mm MKII + staked EF extender MKIII & MKII.
Total equivalent focal length 13200mm f/16
Manual focus was a nightmare and so the image when viewed at 100% is way OOF
Image is full frame no crop just resize.

The monster rig

The resulting Image.


With practice I am hopping to master this rig and improve image IQ. For now and considering the amount of shaking involved when focusing (EF 600mm IS does not work with the pentax), I am relatively happy with this.

You can try using a second tripod or monopod on the camera body. That will make it so the body doesn't move around as much, and makes focusing easier.

Post #118, Jan 16, 2013 14:12:08


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Try Registax. ;)

Post #119, Jan 16, 2013 14:13:00


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nice shot

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