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Aug 25, 2013 00:17 |  #1711

Inspeqtor wrote in post #16237421 (external link)
Paul,

Great shot of the moon you have there!!! I am 'assuming' you used your Bigmos to capture this shot. Did you do any sharpening of the photo?

I also have the Bigmos but mine never come out of camera looking as good as yours do (if yours was SOOC)

Thank you Charles! :) I only did a small amount of sharpening in LightRoom 4 nothing major at all. I've found that manual focus in live view really makes a huge difference for moon shots. I also used a cable release as the Bigmos at 500mm is very sensitive to vibrations...f8 as well.


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Aug 25, 2013 01:30 |  #1712

Here's my spur-of-the-moment attempt from the wee hours on the 21st:

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EOS M with EF100-400L (apparently not zoomed ALL the way to 400mm) and stacked 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. The image is straight out of the camera, and uncropped. Not TOO terrible, all things considered...

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Aug 25, 2013 01:52 |  #1713

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #16237435 (external link)
Thank you Charles! :) I only did a small amount of sharpening in LightRoom 4 nothing major at all. I've found that manual focus in live view really makes a huge difference for moon shots. I also used a cable release as the Bigmos at 500mm is very sensitive to vibrations...f8 as well.

Paul,

I have also tried manual focus in live view, but when I do that I do see quite a bit of vibration. Usually the focus does look pretty good. My tripod is the Manfrotto 3021BPRO which is pretty sturdy... I suppose there are tripods out there that are better, but they would be out of my price range.
I also use a shutter release cable with OS turned off.

This picture is SOOC... how does that compare to what you get with your BIGMOS?

EDIT: I should say I did crop the image and resized it for POTN - so not 'really' SOOC


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Aug 25, 2013 09:08 |  #1714

Here ya go Charles. SOOC with just a crop similar to the others. I'm not going to leave this on flickr for very long. What was your f-stop?

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Aug 25, 2013 09:20 |  #1715

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #16238112 (external link)
Here ya go Charles. SOOC with just a crop similar to the others. I'm not going to leave this on flickr for very long. What was your f-stop?


SOOC just croped 1781 (external link) by ptcanon3ti (external link), on Flickr

Yours does look a little crisper from mine.. don't know if it is the lens or camera body difference, or my manual focusing.

I intended to tell you my data, sorry! 1/200 f/8 ISO 200

What are your thoughts on my picture compared to yours?


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Aug 25, 2013 09:48 |  #1716

Inspeqtor wrote in post #16238146 (external link)
Yours does look a little crisper from mine.. don't know if it is the lens or camera body difference, or my manual focusing.

I intended to tell you my data, sorry! 1/200 f/8 ISO 200

What are your thoughts on my picture compared to yours?

Or it might have nothing to do with either the equipment or the photographer, but rather the atmospheric conditions.


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Aug 25, 2013 09:52 |  #1717

Inspeqtor wrote in post #16238146 (external link)
Yours does look a little crisper from mine.. don't know if it is the lens or camera body difference, or my manual focusing.

I intended to tell you my data, sorry! 1/200 f/8 ISO 200

What are your thoughts on my picture compared to yours?

I see the difference. But I was thinking along the same lines as archer1960. It could have been a slight amount of haze in the air.

archer1960 wrote in post #16238189 (external link)
Or it might have nothing to do with either the equipment or the photographer, but rather the atmospheric conditions.


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Aug 25, 2013 11:37 |  #1718

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #16238198 (external link)
I see the difference. But I was thinking along the same lines as archer1960. It could have been a slight amount of haze in the air.

That was definitely my problem with the blue moon. It "looked" clear, but I took over 50 pics and just couldn't get any detail at all.


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Aug 25, 2013 13:04 |  #1719

To me, full moons just don't provide the same level of detail as the partial moons do.


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Aug 25, 2013 13:11 |  #1720

I agree, this was a partial that I thought came out pretty good (for me)

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Aug 25, 2013 13:12 |  #1721

yep...exactly. That's a nice shot.


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Aug 25, 2013 13:15 |  #1722

Ill stick mine up from last year, dont think I posted it.
Taken with a 40D and a crappy 300mm Sigma tele.

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Aug 25, 2013 13:24 |  #1723

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Aug 25, 2013 15:24 |  #1724

archer1960 wrote in post #16238189 (external link)
Or it might have nothing to do with either the equipment or the photographer, but rather the atmospheric conditions.

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #16238198 (external link)
I see the difference. But I was thinking along the same lines as archer1960. It could have been a slight amount of haze in the air.

Ace and Deuce wrote in post #16238420 (external link)
That was definitely my problem with the blue moon. It "looked" clear, but I took over 50 pics and just couldn't get any detail at all.

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #16238586 (external link)
To me, full moons just don't provide the same level of detail as the partial moons do.

The night I took that photograph it was the most clear night I have seen here in Indiana in ages! I thought surely I could get some decent pictures. For this area it really was super clear.

I also agree that you will se more detail on a partial moon versus a full moon. If the sky is clear tonight (looks like it should be) I will try again.


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Aug 25, 2013 16:38 |  #1725

Inspeqtor wrote in post #16238905 (external link)
The night I took that photograph it was the most clear night I have seen here in Indiana in ages! I thought surely I could get some decent pictures. For this area it really was super clear.

I also agree that you will se more detail on a partial moon versus a full moon. If the sky is clear tonight (looks like it should be) I will try again.

Clearness (transparency) is only one factor, and not the most important. "Seeing", which is essentially the turbulence in the atmosphere, is a much bigger factor in how sharp your moon shots will be.


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