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Moon @ 2000mm

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by ultimind, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Took the 500mm f/4 P out last night and decided to stack some TC's on it.

    The moon COMPLETELY filled the frame, and in fact, the top 2-3% of the moon is from a second shot because it didn't all quite fit. Thank you Photoshop :biggrin:

    Anywho... 500mm f/4 P + Tamron MC7 BBAR 2x TC + Nikon TC-200 = 2000mm f/16.

    This shot was taken with mirror lockup & cable release (waited for the vibrations to stop!) at 1/160th f/22.

    View the FULL SIZE here
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  2. Great shot David!!! Fantastic moon shot. :biggrin:
     
  3. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    Impressive!

    Maybe a dumb question, but why does the full size look so grainy?
     
  4. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    Probably because of long exposure noise.


    Great shot!
     
  5. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    ISO1600 :wink: EDIT: ISO1000 actually

    Had to crank it up that high to get an acceptable shutter speed.
     
  6. rbalston

    rbalston

    Sep 14, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    Very nice. Looks like you can reach right out and touch it.
     
  7. Long Exposure, Higher ISO, and full size.
     
  8. LSSE

    LSSE Guest

    D300 at ISO1000 at 100% will look grainy.
     
  9. It certainly will. :eek: 
     
  10. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    Wow... Easy. :tongue:

    I had no idea it was taken (or that it had to be taken) at ISO1600. Say no more. :biggrin:
     
  11. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Whoops my bad... ISO1000 is correct. I had shot most of them at 1600... forgot I cranked it down a bit for this one.
     
  12. Well that's an awesome shot:eek: 
     
  13. FrankD

    FrankD

    19
    May 21, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Cool shot!

    Do you have any of Pluto? :) 
     
  14. Nice shot!
     
  15. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Awesome!
     
  16. Jaytron

    Jaytron

    736
    Mar 22, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Awesome shot!
     
  17. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Great shot. Last night I was out with my Nikkor 800 with the TC-301 myself but it's still not as frame filling as yours. Tonight I might try adding another 1.4 to the mix.
    Your shot makes me regret selling my nikkor 500 ED-IF P.
     
  18. FisherPete

    FisherPete

    367
    Nov 13, 2007
    Oregon
    Ah ... the Sturgeon Moon!

    Thanks for sharing your shot!
     
  19. Lurker

    Lurker

    Jul 21, 2007
    NJ
    Wouldn't a longer shutter time and a lower iso result in less noise? Assuming you're shooting from a tripod (500/4 makes me think you do), 1/10" will still be fast enough to get a sharp moon I'd think - earth rotation becomes a factor when your shutter time is minutes, not seconds.

    Still better than anything I've ever done, though. Don't get me wrong on that :smile:
     
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