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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2014, 12:00:45 PM »
Dear Friends and Teachers.
Here are the moon Photos
Enjoy
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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2014, 12:00:45 PM »

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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2014, 12:18:07 PM »
So, I promised to come back to this topic when my Kenko 3x extender got in. And its in. Its throwing lens errors however, so I had to fiddle around a lot before I could get it to make pictures.

When no lens is attached it errors, and with the Tamron 150-600 it errors. It does however work fine with the 85mm. So i'm not sure whats going on.

I ended up taping up all the pins on a 12mm extension tube, and put that between the body and the kenko.

The moon is still a bit low right now for the best shots (humid air and all that), but I shot a video to show what the field of view is on this combo.

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/Xhz4ux7F8BQ

:edit:

Moon is bit higher now. i did a shot with and without the kenko from the same position. Lens fixed on the tripod.
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/600mm.jpg
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/1800mm.jpg

The fringing on both setups is about the same. These shots were set to b&w because I like the moon best that way. Apart from that and cropping I did nothing.

Just to point out...the moon is out of focus there. Which is expected, since you used an extension tube...that kills infinity focus in favor of closer focus than the lens' default MFD. You wont' be able to sharply focus the moon until you remove the extension tube.

I noticed twisting off the lens a bit also allows for shots to fire, as the lens error is no longer present.

What would you say should be my f stop on the lens with the 3x attached? I think I can go pretty low with the shutter speeds, about 1/160 to only counter the moons movement, as I have a pretty sturdy tripod.

I have a piece of black electrical tape that I put over the pins on the camera body.  That let me use my Canon 1.4x & 2x III extenders on my Nikon 300mm AIS lens.  I'd recommend something like that over loosely connecting the lens to the body.

Also, keep in mind that the higher the magnification, the faster the shutter speed you'll need.  You might be able to get away with 1/160th at 100mm or 200mm, but at 600mm you'll need a lot higher.  I went with 1/320th at 600mm, at 1800mm you may need 1/600 or 1/800. 

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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2014, 01:35:58 PM »
So, I promised to come back to this topic when my Kenko 3x extender got in. And its in. Its throwing lens errors however, so I had to fiddle around a lot before I could get it to make pictures.

When no lens is attached it errors, and with the Tamron 150-600 it errors. It does however work fine with the 85mm. So i'm not sure whats going on.

I ended up taping up all the pins on a 12mm extension tube, and put that between the body and the kenko.

The moon is still a bit low right now for the best shots (humid air and all that), but I shot a video to show what the field of view is on this combo.

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/Xhz4ux7F8BQ

:edit:

Moon is bit higher now. i did a shot with and without the kenko from the same position. Lens fixed on the tripod.
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/600mm.jpg
http://blog.quicksetup.nl/images/1800mm.jpg

The fringing on both setups is about the same. These shots were set to b&w because I like the moon best that way. Apart from that and cropping I did nothing.

Just to point out...the moon is out of focus there. Which is expected, since you used an extension tube...that kills infinity focus in favor of closer focus than the lens' default MFD. You wont' be able to sharply focus the moon until you remove the extension tube.

I noticed twisting off the lens a bit also allows for shots to fire, as the lens error is no longer present.

What would you say should be my f stop on the lens with the 3x attached? I think I can go pretty low with the shutter speeds, about 1/160 to only counter the moons movement, as I have a pretty sturdy tripod.

I have a piece of black electrical tape that I put over the pins on the camera body.  That let me use my Canon 1.4x & 2x III extenders on my Nikon 300mm AIS lens.  I'd recommend something like that over loosely connecting the lens to the body.

Also, keep in mind that the higher the magnification, the faster the shutter speed you'll need.  You might be able to get away with 1/160th at 100mm or 200mm, but at 600mm you'll need a lot higher.  I went with 1/320th at 600mm, at 1800mm you may need 1/600 or 1/800. 

You can actually get away with slow shutter speeds if you give the camera time to settle before it takes the shot. I use the 10 second delay shutter mode when I'm just using the camera (vs. using BackyardEOS software on my computer), and I've been able to get as little as 1/4 second shots of the moon at 1200mm.

If you have another source of vibration, such as wind, then you might be forced to use a faster shutter, but so long as you let the system settle before the exposure is taken, you can get away with very long exposures.

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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2014, 11:21:40 AM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2014, 11:39:23 AM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

It was heavy rain here.... I got nothing :(
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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2014, 11:45:50 AM »
That's what we usually get anytime there is something interesting. Had lightning to my back and about 30 min before totally clouded here.

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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2014, 03:42:18 PM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

I did...weather was nice in California this early morning
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Re: Moon photos
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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2014, 04:51:32 PM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

I did...weather was nice in California this early morning

Nice.... I am jealous of your weather :)
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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2014, 05:27:56 PM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

I did...weather was nice in California this early morning

Nice.... I am jealous of your weather :)

Thanks Don.

The shutter speed was on slow side. I was trying to keep it below 12800iso on my 5D III.
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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2014, 07:37:06 PM »
Here's a couple recent ones from my collection.

The city picture was during the "Honey Moon" taken with 5D3 and in-camera HDR to see how it would handle that sort of scenery. It actually didn't work at all to no one's surprise, so the detail you see on the face of the moon is photoshopped from a different exposure on top of an otherwise overexposed bright white spot, but still like the way the photo turned out as an experiment!

The moon telephoto was with a handheld 7D and 55-250 STM, testing out the new cheap gear.  Photo is heavily cropped, still looks decent for handheld on such an old sensor.

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« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2014, 08:24:05 PM »

This was taken with my old 7D Classic and a 200mm F/2.8 L wide open at 1/4 sec and ISO 400. Camera set for daylight color balance, did not change it in Lightroom.

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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2014, 09:21:31 PM »
Really amazing photos everyone, a tracker is on the wish list as astro and moon photography are a passion of mine.

I took this with the 100-400 handheld (multi shots stacked and processed)


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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2014, 10:21:18 PM »
A practice shot taken a few hours before the clouds moved in and obscured the eclipse.  Single shot with the EOS M and Tamron 150-600 at 600mm, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO 100.
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Re: Moon photos
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2014, 10:21:18 PM »