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Showcase Canon 800mm FD f/5.6

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by macalterego, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    These two were taken this evening with an OM-D E-M5 and the 1.4X TC

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    f/16 1/4000 (horizon 3/4 miles distant)

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    f/8 1/125 -1EV
     
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  2. cdecurtis

    cdecurtis Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Marietta, Georgia, USA
    Charles
    I really like the moon shot. Very nice detail and composition.
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I love both - but the sharpness of the second is outstanding. :thumbup:
     
  4. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    Later tonight I'll try the moon without the 1.4x TC and see how it compares. Try f/11 and see if it can get sharper, yet.
     
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  5. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    So here's the same moon shot, but 24 hours later, so about the same time of day, just after sunset, with moon high in sky to have about the same atmosphere, and without the teleconverter. Really, the older 1.4x TC is very very good, in my opinion. I compared several shots with and without and the difference is almost imperceptible. Almost, but not entirely. The TC adds a tiny bit more CA. But if you are going to blow up the image and print it, I think the converted image would sharpen to match the non-converted image and it would not need to be cropped.

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  6. Julius

    Julius Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Italy
    Giulio
    Awesome! I really like moon shot. Could you try to photograph any planets, like Jupiter?
     
  7. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    I plan on it. Right now, the moon is waxing and is already high in the sky at sunset and by the time the moon sets, Jupiter is already low in the sky with lots of atmosphere to go through. Later in the month I should have some opportunities as the moon will be rising late and Jupiter will be high in the sky just before moonrise.
     
  8. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    Here's a shot tonight of Jupiter and some moons. I shot these at f/8, ISO 1600, again, with the E-M5 in manual mode. The friend who loaned me the lens is probably going to sell it, so if anyone is interested, let me know and I'll put you in touch with him. He's a highly rated photographer and seller.

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    As for me, I may get back into astrophotography. But I'm really looking forward to some native, auto - super telephoto lenses at some point, from Olympus. Maybe a 200-500 f/5-6.3 or a 300-800 f/5.6.
     
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  9. wilco23

    wilco23 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 9, 2014
    Any more sample images with FD 800mm and OMD? Image links are dead and I am looking for 100% view of the original photo.
    Thanks,
     
  10. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    Sorry I missed your question. I just saw this. If you are still interested in seeing original images, let me know and I'll look up some photos and share some originals with you via dropbox.
     
  11. wilco23

    wilco23 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 9, 2014
    Thanks for your reply. I would love to see 100% crop with 800mm FD lens. I want to know how sharp it is compare to others and how much CA with it. Actually I am looking to buy one of them if it is good.
     
  12. Randall Gabriel

    Randall Gabriel Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 19, 2015
    Can you reupload those Jupiter shots? The links are dead right now and I'd really like to see them.