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#1 elcab18

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 08:23 AM

I took this last night, haven't done much night time stuff but wanted to see how it would turn out on a DX body (Nikon D7200) at 500 mm with a 

TC 1.4 (something like a 1000 mm equivalent, yeah right)

 

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iso 560, 500 mm, f 9, 1/200

 

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:13 AM

Nice shot Doug. I am always amazed at how fast the moon transits a viewfinder at magnifications like this. Thank for posting it. jd


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:36 AM

Thanks jd, may try again tonight at a faster shutter speed and use a remote release this time!



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:17 AM

The remote release will make a nice difference for you. BTW good choice rendering this in B/W.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:32 AM

I like it Doug, great detail at the terminator! I want to get a shot of the moon on the first rising after the new moon.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:54 PM

The remote release will make a nice difference for you. BTW good choice rendering this in B/W.

Thanks again jd, I also didn't use the VR feature on the lens which works really well on the nikkor 200-500, I reduced the saturation just a tad.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

Lovely job !

Next best thing to being there, and as a bonus you don't have to hold your breath.

That combo you're using sounds like the dogs eh, parts....

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:04 PM

Thanks Paul, I've thought about that too, that thin crescent is very cool! 


Thank you Rod, the combo did work really well, try again tonight with the remote release and use the VR, duh me :huh:.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:41 PM

I've ordered a solar filter so I can photograph the "daytime moon". <_<

That nice shot posted of the transit of Mercury confirmed my need.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:07 PM

Looking forward to those!



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:27 PM

Really great shot. Very clear with lots of detail. You can also use a 2 second shutter release if you don't have the remote handy. I tried a few several months ago but they were handheld and not close to this one.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:33 PM

Thanks John, I used the on camera timed release, the moon actually moved quite a distance during the 6 second delay, trying again tonight with the remote and using the VR feature on the lens, should be better... if these clouds clear out!



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:44 PM

Nice lunar shot.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:27 PM

Thanks Jd!



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:23 PM

Your going to hate me if I post my handheld shot at 800mm f8 :xd

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 03:34 PM

Your going to hate me if I post my handheld shot at 800mm f8 :xd

 

Haha, I'll have to give it another go tonight!



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:59 AM

Great shot of the moon. Very clear. 






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