The Moon

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  1. Battou

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    Taken with Vivitar 400mm on Vivitar 2X TC on Canon EF, ASA 200

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    Why can I not get a decent shot of the moon........This is underexposed I know, but it was intentional at the time and I can't seem to fix it :(
     
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    Looks like maybe some camera shake? Are you using a tripod? If so consider using a self timer or remote release.
     
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    Tripod, mirror locked, delayed release and a wind break where all used for that shot.
     
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    I think you're getting some image quality loss from the teleconverter, I see some CA around the edges as well as a general loss of sharpness. Try again without the teleconverter and crop closer, I think the images will be better.
     
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    nice click ... would look nice if you had some other props along with it ... maybe a tree or a plant ....
     
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    I've tried that in the past, the film grain overwelms the image. A 400mm is a long lens, taking away 400mm is a lot of cropping. Here is the unprocessed shot so you can get a rough idea as to howmuch cropping has already been done on this one.

    I would like to invest in a 800mm lens but finding one in my pricerange is a bit of a challenge.
     
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    Just keep a permanent Ebay search set - one day you may get lucky.

    Your alternatives are a longer lens or a very fine grained film with the shorter lens, can you get 25 ASA film any more?
     
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    I do, I am constantly rummaging E-Bay, But every time I see one I have no way to come up with the grand or two the people are asking for it, and there is no way in hell I am settling with a mirror lens.



    Finest grain film I have access to is 200, I'm sure there is a way to get 25 but it's out of my reach at this time.
     
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    Very smart, I bought one once, I used it once then sold it again, image quality was really bad!
     
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    Definitely looks soft to me. I know next to nothing about film, so can't really help you there as to whether that's an issue. What's your aperture set at? And I would suggest taking a few shots right around where you think it's in focus, as that could also be an issue (remember, focused at infinity does not mean it's focused at infinity).
     
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    I took several shots and went with the best of the group, I do not remember exactly what aperture I shot this one at, I think it was 8 or 11. And for my focus, I never rely on focusing marks on the lens for anything other than macro work, this was focused through the viewfinder.
     
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    You may try opening up the aperture a little. f/11 usually gets into the range where you will see a decrease in sharpness. But, that's about all the advice I can offer here.
     

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