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simonbratt99

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Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:37:10 PM »
Hi
Ive attached a pic i took of the moon tonight as an example of my 5d mk2 + canon 100-400 mk2 +2x extender mk3
Focal length 800mm
f11
1/15 exposure
On tripod, IS on, mirror lockup on, remote release. Was better with IS on weirdly.

Id love to see other peoples best detailed moon shot and what you used, inc settings and setup, upload a 100% crop so we can compare.
The moon is a good test for comparison because were all looking at the same object, from a similar distance.
Try and get a half crescent moon for the crater shadows to aid contrast and pick a clear night.

What do you think of mine?
800x800 px  100% crop
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Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:37:10 PM »

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 09:38:05 PM »
Moon by Lucas Rodriguez Fontan, on Flickr


1dmk3, iso 320, f/8, 840mm, 1/200, mirror lock up, timer set to 10 seconds, IS off.

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 09:48:25 PM »
I am wondering if 1/15s isn't a bit slow at 800mm.  The Earth's rotation will likely lead to a less than razor sharp moon.

Hi
Ive attached a pic i took of the moon tonight as an example of my 5d mk2 + canon 100-400 mk2 +2x extender mk3
Focal length 800mm
f11
1/15 exposure
On tripod, IS on, mirror lockup on, remote release. Was better with IS on weirdly.

Id love to see other peoples best detailed moon shot and what you used, inc settings and setup, upload a 100% crop so we can compare.
The moon is a good test for comparison because were all looking at the same object, from a similar distance.
Try and get a half crescent moon for the crater shadows to aid contrast and pick a clear night.

What do you think of mine?
800x800 px  100% crop

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 01:46:31 AM »
Moon by Lucas Rodriguez Fontan, on Flickr


1dmk3, iso 320, f/8, 840mm, 1/200, mirror lock up, timer set to 10 seconds, IS off.

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 04:22:13 AM »
yes stunning shot by lucas, but we dont know what lens was used. As it was 840mm i assume it was a 600mm prime with a 1.4x extender, which should be much better IQ than my 100-400 with 2x.
I think you are right 1/15 probably was a bit slow, but i ran out of time to try again, the moon was misting over.
I know my 2x extender will degrade the IQ somewhat.
Lucas could you post 100% crop?
Anyone taken any themselves to share at 100% crop?

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 07:36:32 AM »
The first one was taken with a 1Dx, 200-400 f4 (w/internal 1.4 activated), 1.4x III TC (effective focal length 784mm), 1/800 sec. @ f8, ISO 800.
The second was taken with a 1D Mk. IV, 400 f2.8 II, 2x TC (can't remember if it was II or III) (effective focal length 800mm, but 1D Mk. IV has a 1.3 crop factor), 1/640 sec. @ f8, ISO 400.

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 08:17:10 AM »
Lovely images Eli, thanks for sharing.
Why is my image look much closer, are yours 100% crops? are they post processed?


I think the 1dx is FF so your 200-400 with internal 1.4 is 560mm (assuming 400mm end used)
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 08:17:10 AM »

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 10:19:38 AM »
The first one was taken with a 1Dx, 200-400 f4 (w/internal 1.4 activated), 1.4x III TC (effective focal length 784mm), 1/800 sec. @ f8, ISO 800.

I think the 1dx is FF so your 200-400 with internal 1.4 is 560mm (assuming 400mm end used)

You missed the external 1.4 TC he mentioned
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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 12:08:24 PM »
I am wondering if 1/15s isn't a bit slow at 800mm.  The Earth's rotation will likely lead to a less than razor sharp moon.

1/15s is around the limit.  Here's some setting recommendations for shooting the moon with daylight film from my old Nikon School handbook, independent of focal length.  In previous paragraphs they suggest shooting with long telephotos or telescopes.
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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 12:52:04 PM »
Very good point, i didnt realised that lens also worked with an external extender.

The first one was taken with a 1Dx, 200-400 f4 (w/internal 1.4 activated), 1.4x III TC (effective focal length 784mm), 1/800 sec. @ f8, ISO 800.

I think the 1dx is FF so your 200-400 with internal 1.4 is 560mm (assuming 400mm end used)

You missed the external 1.4 TC he mentioned

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2015, 12:56:40 PM »
Interesting DCM thanks.
I didnt have any idea when I rushed some shots the other night and i came to use 1/15. I knew the moon moved obviously, and when i used the x10 video mode on the 5d2 its very obvious how much the moon is moving.
The detail on the live video at x10 is amazing with a focal length of 800mm, shame it doesnt translate to that much detail when you take a photo.

Im keen to give it another go if the skies are clear tonight.


I am wondering if 1/15s isn't a bit slow at 800mm.  The Earth's rotation will likely lead to a less than razor sharp moon.

1/15s is around the limit.  Here's some setting recommendations for shooting the moon with daylight film from my old Nikon School handbook, independent of focal length.  In previous paragraphs they suggest shooting with long telephotos or telescopes.

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2015, 07:46:16 PM »
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1/10 at f/11

Cropped too.

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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2015, 12:19:58 AM »
2014 Oct 8th, Blood moon lunar eclipse

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2015, 12:23:56 AM »
Full Moon

5D III + 400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III = 800mm, f11, 1/160, 640ISO


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Re: Post your moon pics as example of your setup
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2015, 05:01:42 AM »
HI Guys thanks for your examples.

I went out last night to try again, as it was a beautiful clear night, used a faster shutter and lowest ISO i could, and tried with no IS.
Got much better results, thanks.
Here is a link to the cropped and post processed version. Ill try and upload the unprocessed version later when I get back on my MAC at the weekend.
http://www.simonbrattphotography.com/#!Half%20Earth%20Moon%20Close%20Up/zoom/c1cb/image_180x
Would you believe my luck when a plane went right near the moon!! only it didnt come out in the image because the moon was so bright.
Same lens and camera as before.
Keep your example coming and your setup

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2015, 05:01:42 AM »