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Shoot the moon with 200mm + 2X? (cropped camera)

 
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Oct 30, 2012 17:12 |  #1

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Hi guys, now I have decided to rent a Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 and the Canon 1.4x III for shooting the upcoming full moon. Would the Canon 1.4x teleconverter work with that Sigma lens? And with the teleconverter (thus lose some light), will I still be able to get decent shutter speed and low ISO while shooting the full moon. I am not quite sure since I have never used a teleconverter before, and also that I don't know how much light a full moon gives.

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Oct 30, 2012 17:14 |  #2

have you tried the first option? you might get the shot you want


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Oct 30, 2012 17:20 |  #3

Jericobot wrote in post #15187920 (external link)
have you tried the first option? you might get the shot you want

I haven't. Because I don't have a 2X converter. I shot the moon at 200mm and it was quite small. I am not so sure a 2X will do even just printing an 8x10... Now I am more towards renting a 500mm + 1.4X. Or is there any good and affordable telescope available that can be attached to a DSLR?


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Oct 30, 2012 17:50 as a reply to  @ onemoresmash's post |  #4

Okay, take these shots for what they're worth: I took 'em three years ago with a 70-200 f/4L + 1.4X TC, before I got a decent tripod and without a remote. And my PP skills have probably improved since then.

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Oct 30, 2012 17:57 |  #5

LV Moose wrote in post #15188079 (external link)
Okay, take these shots for what they're worth: I took 'em three years ago with a 70-200 f/4L + 1.4X TC, before I got a decent tripod and without a remote. And my PP skills have probably improved since then.

https://photography-on-the.net …php?p=8411853&p​ostcount=1

Thanks! Are these cropped and by approx. how much?


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Oct 30, 2012 18:00 |  #6

onemoresmash wrote in post #15188099 (external link)
Thanks! Are these cropped and by approx. how much?

Yes. Don't remember how much... but a lot!


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Oct 31, 2012 07:36 |  #7

The Moon really is very small in the night sky. To get a frame-filling image you need something around 1600mm. This is uncropped at 840mm -

IMAGE: http://www.frankhollis.com/temp/Moon%20840mm.jpg

If you want to print a 10x8 at 300 dpi then you're going to need 3000x2400 pixels. The above image crops down to those dimensions almost perfectly.

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Nov 08, 2012 03:00 |  #8

Very nice


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Nov 21, 2012 17:11 |  #9

Updated the first post.


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Dec 07, 2012 10:58 |  #10

Wow very nice photo




  
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