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Impressive from the 300 2.8

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by Doug, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    handheld @ 420mm ISO 800 on D2X. Of course, was at 4.0, not at 2.8 aperture.


    Why handheld? I didn't have the RRS foot yet. Today I do have.
  2. very nice Sir!
  3. sonuj2


    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Very "impressive" indeed!!!
  4. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Thanks, I thought I'd got my 1.7 TC out, but had the 1.4 on instead. no matter for this one. Let's see what I can do tonight with the 1.7 if the moon cooperates. :) 

    But handheld, I was amazed frankly, I was just playing really I did try to steady myself with my arm leaned on a rail/roof thing of this shed I have, but still a lot of motion.
  5. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    400 ISO 4.8 aperture, 500mm. I am not quite sure why the 1.7 does not produce 510mm on the 300. Not sure where the other 10mm went! (1.7 X 300)= 510. 1.7 TC of course.

  6. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Very impressive Doug. After reading your post, I poked my head out of the window, saw the moon and grabbed my gear for a try.
  7. kds315


    May 30, 2006
    Dr Klaus Schmitt
    For a handheld shot I am VERY impressed!
  8. FishSauce


    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    It is very impressive for a handheld shot, I can see all the detail of the moon.
  9. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    thanks. For some reason, I picked up enough brightness on the moon that the shutter really wasn't open as long as one might think it would be! (shooting aperture priority)

    Obviously, I was just playing, I really wasn't going for anything critical here, but the results were fairly amazing none the less.
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