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moon shots again.

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by cwilt, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Nikon 300 f4 + 1.4TC


    Sigma 50-500 + 2TC

  2. heiko


    May 15, 2005
    Now I see the man on the moon!

    Nice shots. Though the second pic seems a tiny little unsharp, maybe camera shake? But it's late here (actually already morning), so most likely my eyes are tired.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I think what you are seeing with the 2nd shot is the softness caused by adding a 2xTC. When I get another chance I will do shots with the 300/f4+1.4TC and the 50-500 without a TC for a better test. I think the 300+TC will win for detail and sharpness.

    It may be time to consider letting the 50-500 go.
  4. I don't think that's too terrible considering you're using a 2x on it. That's 1000mm afterall!!! Yikes!
  5. I noticed the softness of the second image as well. The first image is great.
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice shots....

    When I was out waiting for the Shuttle launch, some folks saw me taking ramdom pics of the folks around waiting also. The Tiki bar folks across the waystarted hollaing at me here is a moon shot for ya, and a guy mooned and fired I off some shots.
    He did a little moom dance. Of all the bad pics I got that day,

    The mooney guy was the best and clearest. Go figure

    Guess Cant post it on here though.

    That was so funny.
  7. Simon


    Apr 30, 2005
    Sydney, Australia

    I love your prime list: 24/2.8, 35/2, 45P, 50/1.4, 50/1.8, 60/2.8, 85/1.8, 180/2.8, 300/4

    My most used lens on D2X is the 35 f/2

    btw: the Nikkor wins the shootout too I reckon.

  8. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO

    I need to get the 35/2 out more often. :)  My prime list has a couple of holes that need to be filled. That gap between 85 and 180 is bugging me and the search for a good super wide continues. :lol:
  9. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Softness or not...I enjoyed the images. Very cool! 8)
  10. Great pictures. Was there any cropping involved?
  11. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Yes, both images were cropped. The 300 + 1.4 considerably more than the 50-500 + 2 image. The same sharpening routines were used on both images.
  12. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Gale :

    Well, maybe not in this thread, but you could offer your "Moon shot" over in People/Portraiture (unless the moderators bounce it ! :lol: :roll: :lol: )

    John P.
  13. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    If it was funny, I wouldn't bounce it. Humor trumps taste any day.
  14. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Wow Charles! You're not missing much without a telescope. That Nikkor 300 image is exceptional!
  15. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Thanks Chris. :) 

    The 300 f4 kicked the Sigma's butt in every way. Detail, sharpness, and contrast. Add to that the focal length advantage the Bigma had! :shock:

    The 8x10 glossy I printed of the 300's image was impressive, to say the least.
  16. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well maybe. they aren't nasty shots. Just flat out funny...

    wish I knew haw to make an animated gif. The littly dance was a riot. Those poeple over ther were laughing and haveing one heck of a good time.

    I may run them past Flew and see what he says.
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