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Sep 09, 2011 21:32 |  #1

Quite possibly the ugliest first moon shot on this forum. Well, the only way to Carnegie Hall is practice, practice, practice! f22, ISO 100, 200mm at 1/15. Tomorrow I'll try the 2.0x TC and hope for better results in PP. Got a little to grainy trying to pull details out of that 4.5 200mm zoom.


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Sep 09, 2011 22:45 |  #2

Did you use tripod or handheld?




  
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Sep 09, 2011 22:54 |  #3

I've always heard a cheap way to do a moon shot is a cheap 500mm reflex mirror lens on a crop body with a 2x converter. That would give you 1600mm equivalent. Much better than blowing up a 200mm shot (can see the pixels on the edge of the moon). Pretty cool crater and lines on the bottom of the moon though.


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Sep 10, 2011 09:34 |  #4

Mounted on a tripod using the 80-200 lens at 200. I'm gonna try my 2.0x TC on it tonight and see if I can improve it at 400mm. I have plans for a Rokinon 500mm lens in the near future.


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Sep 10, 2011 11:15 |  #5

Considering your settings, it turned out pretty good. The moon is actually moving pretty fast. Try dropping to a lower F-stop. You should be fine with F4 or F8 on the high end. You don't need depth of field. I would also raise the ISO up to 200 or 400. You still shouldn't get any appreciable noise for that short of a shutter speed. That should allow you to speed up your shutter speed a lot. If you get your shutter speed into the 1/200 to 1/500 range, you'll get a much sharper shot. Also make sure to use a shutter release or the timer so you don't shake the camera. If you want to try to get it even sharper, use mirror lockup.

I look forward to seeing your future attempts.


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Sep 10, 2011 12:19 |  #6

Sorry to hijack a tiny bit, but I should be trying my FD 500mm with 2x Vivitar doubler through a 'no optic' FD to EOS adapter, tonight! With a 1D, that i'll give me 1300mm. I've been using it without the 2X for the last couple of nights with quite decent results.


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Sep 10, 2011 13:09 as a reply to  @ dannyss's post |  #7

Frostbiker - I think most of the problems were in PP as you said. Set your lens to about f/8 where it's sharpest and leave the ISO as low as possible. You'll find your best exposure somewhere around 1/150 sec or so but use a wide range of exposures so you can find one you like.


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Sep 10, 2011 19:41 |  #8

Dannyss, are you able to get infinity focus with your FD 500mm & no-optic adapter ? Is it the mirror or the 'L' lens ?


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Sep 10, 2011 19:50 |  #9

Just just back from outside shooting the moon. The lens is an 1980's Canon FD 500mm f8 mirror. Tonight I attached an old Vivitar 2x FD doubler. Then the whole thing is attached to a 1D with a Bower FD to EOS adapter from which I removed the optics. Normally the lens would not focus to infinity without the optics. But under the focus ring grip, there are 2 flat head screws that limit focus from MFD to infinity. I just removed the screw that limits infinity and the the focus ring continues to twist, so it can then achieve infinity.


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Sep 10, 2011 20:24 |  #10

Here it is:
Quick PP, no cropping, resized for web.

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Sep 11, 2011 02:40 |  #11

Excellent result. Try the same shot in a week's time and much easier to get a good contrast shot because the moon won't be full. Much more interest when the terminator in view too.




  
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Sep 12, 2011 01:18 as a reply to  @ martyn_bannister's post |  #12

this my 2nd shot actually hope every one enjoy it.. non edit just crop it

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Sep 19, 2011 15:15 |  #13

I shot one last week

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1d4|5D3|85LII|50L|200F2LIS|500 F4L IS|
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16-35II|70-200II|

  
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Sep 20, 2011 08:54 |  #14

Thanks!

500L + 1.4x + 2x. No cropping. :)

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Jeev, how did you achieve this? Incredible shot.


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Sep 20, 2011 14:38 |  #15

nice i wish my 70-200 went further lol


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