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The Moon... Courtesy Of Bigma...

 
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Oct 02, 2006 23:58 |  #1
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I'm still running the Bigma through its' paces. I took it outside this evening to shoot the moon:

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Oct 03, 2006 10:24 |  #2

Love moon shots. Is it the harvest moon yet?


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Oct 03, 2006 10:31 |  #3

ok... Newbie question here. I've seen it several times, and I've been trying to figure it out from context, but have yet to do so... What is "Bigma"?

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Oct 03, 2006 10:57 |  #4

SoccerRef wrote in post #2071086 (external link)
ok... Newbie question here. I've seen it several times, and I've been trying to figure it out from context, but have yet to do so... What is "Bigma"?

Thanks.

I believe that Bigma is the nickname to Sigma's 50-500mm telephoto lens. :)


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Oct 03, 2006 11:16 |  #5

Gosh, looks like a nasty shadow there on the left side.

Shoulda used fill flash.


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Oct 03, 2006 12:06 |  #6

Curtis N wrote in post #2071306 (external link)
Gosh, looks like a nasty shadow there on the left side.

Shoulda used fill flash.

In this situation what kind of flash would you recommend, and setup? Would you need a reflector too? How many watt flash is required? Like are we talking one 10 Megaton nuke or two here? :P TFIC

Nice shot of the moon by the way. :)


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Oct 03, 2006 12:14 |  #7

You guys are funny--great shot, by the way!


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Oct 03, 2006 13:00 |  #8

aacmckay wrote in post #2071531 (external link)
In this situation what kind of flash would you recommend, and setup?

Well let's see ... distance 382,500km, so with an f/5.6 lens at ISO 400, you could get by with a flash guide number of 1,071,000km.

I think Metz makes one that would be close, if you put the Better Beamer on it.


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Oct 03, 2006 18:32 |  #9

Curtis N wrote in post #2071306 (external link)
Gosh, looks like a nasty shadow there on the left side.

Shoulda used fill flash.

LMAO. :lol: :D :)


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Oct 03, 2006 18:50 |  #10

Curtis N wrote in post #2071716 (external link)
Well let's see ... distance 382,500km, so with an f/5.6 lens at ISO 400, you could get by with a flash guide number of 1,071,000km.

...and remember to also dial in + 2/3 FEC. :D


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Oct 03, 2006 18:51 |  #11

nice shot!

it's nice to know ya'll have a sense of humor... :)


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Oct 03, 2006 18:53 as a reply to  @ AeroSmith's post |  #12

it's lovely
great thrill getting anything like it I imagine

(the moon probably flashed at the camera)

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Oct 03, 2006 20:39 |  #13

wow the 500 gave you that shot? did you use the converter?


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Oct 04, 2006 08:32 |  #14
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Broncobear wrote in post #2073540 (external link)
wow the 500 gave you that shot? did you use the converter?

No, my Tamron converter wouldn't work with the Bigma.

Ergo, the Tamron is no longer in my signature or my camera bag, and is on its' way to the east coast...


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Oct 04, 2006 08:51 |  #15

Nice looking moon shot


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