Moon @ 1000mm..

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  1. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Greetings,

    Waxing gibbous moon late afternoon with the Bigma + ec 20, full frame, resized.

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    Why is the sky blue? what time did you take this!

    It suprised me when I open the thread!?
     
  3. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It was taken late afternoon....

    This is a couple of hours later, after the sun went down :)


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    Cheers, Don
     
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    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    wow...I must say I've never taken a moon shot before. I like it alot. Especially the afternoon shot. After taking it @ 1000mm...are you still cropping these?

    camz
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  5. Don Kondra

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    The daytime shot is full frame, the night one is a small crop...

    Cheers, Don
     
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    the second one is awesome
     
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    Honestly I was expecting a little more detail/size from 1000mm. The shot is nice though, exposure seems pretty good.
     
  8. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    As to the "size". Well, 500mm x 2 TC x 2 crop factor is the 35mm equivalent of 2000mm. I was quite pleased that the moon nicely fit the frame.

    Not so pleased with the detail. Since I've just recently received this lens I don't know what to expect. I do know that a 50-200mm + ec 20 heavily cropped resulted in more detail and contrast. But that image was taken when the temperature was just above freezing and on a relatively clearer and calm night.

    I should have and may still shoot both lenses at the same time.

    Perhaps someone who has the Bigma will chime in on whether or not these results are to be expected ??

    The image was shot with a Slik Pro 700 DX tripod, Jobu Jr 2 gimbal head and wireless shutter release. There was a moderate breeze which may have contributed to the softness or it may just be an AF issue. Don't think my "older" eyes are up to a better job with MF :)

    Cheers, Don
     
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    wow, that's an unusual shot) you've managed to reach the moon!
     
  10. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks,

    Tried again tonight with anti shake set to two seconds... a small improvement I think :sexywink:

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    F12.6 may be your issue. 12.6? wtf? :lol:

    What kind of lens is that?

    Anyway, shooting closer to wide open might help? Less refraction around the blades? Just a thought.
     
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    Obviously you haven't read the whole thread.

    The lens is the Bigma, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM , I'm using it with a ec 20 teleconverter which is a X2. This combination wide open is f 12.6.

    The reason I'm doing this is because I have read it is difficult to get good results with this combination :mrgreen:

    Cheers, Don
     

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