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What kind of glass would you take... if you were going to the moon?

 
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Feb 12, 2009 14:14 as a reply to  @ post 7312137 |  #31

I can't decide which would be better, a 24-70 or a 24-105.

Maybe we could debate the relative merits of each on the moon. :wink:




  
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Feb 12, 2009 15:50 as a reply to  @ post 7312137 |  #32

Just a note - moon is NOT free of its gravity! Its gravity is about 1/4 that of Earth. So, you still may need your fancy tripods and IS for moon-birding.

Another thought - the solar radiation will most-likely knock out any electronics in your camera/lens/memory card!


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Feb 12, 2009 15:59 |  #33

^ Actually, it's closer to 1/6th. ;)

The sunlight is so harsh and bright you probably won't need a tripod or IS... Unless you're on the dark side... Heh.


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Feb 12, 2009 16:21 |  #34

Sunlight is the same brightness as Earth, well maybe SLIGHTLY brighter without atmospheric scattering, but close. The main difference is contrast. Without the sky to provide "Fill light" its a much harder light, but overall brightness is pretty much the same.
I hadn't thought of the lubricant issue, but until the temps catch up with you, which wouldn't be as fast as you think especially in the shade. You could probably get some shots off... maybe a few more with mirror lock-up. Heat does not Radiate efficiently in a vacuum. Keeping cool is much more of a challenge than keeping warm.


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Feb 13, 2009 07:42 |  #35

mrkgoo wrote in post #7311649 (external link)
I wonder how big the earth looks from the moon...

The Earth's diameter is around 4 times that of the Moon so it would look 4 times larger. That means the area would be 16 times greater and, as the Earth reflects about 3 times the light that the moon does, a Full Earth would be about 50 times brighter than a Full Moon.


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Feb 13, 2009 09:11 as a reply to  @ post 7311295 |  #36

Beer glass :rolleyes:


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Feb 13, 2009 09:36 |  #37

A pair of polarized Ray-Bans. :)


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Feb 13, 2009 10:23 |  #38

Roy Webber wrote in post #7317246 (external link)
Beer glass :rolleyes:

FTW! :D


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