Thanks John. Have been trying out some suggested settings (Rob Trek) which have improved my images significantly, but am clearly not quite hitting the mark. (I might try the monopod next time... I've seen some others who get good results at iso 100 too.).. just a matter of trial and error I guess. Appreciate the advice..JeffJeff, you would probably get a better shot with the lens at maximum focal length, and about one stop from wide open. Use a monopod or tripod if necessary. don't be afraid to lift ISO to 400-800.
You're welcome, Jeff. Lowering the ISO below 'base ISO' gives you more light on the sensor, so less noise. When appropriate, best to use the lowest ISO you can.Thanks John. Have been trying out some suggested settings (Rob Trek) which have improved my images significantly, but am clearly not quite hitting the mark. (I might try the monopod next time... I've seen some others who get good results at iso 100 too.).. just a matter of trial and error I guess. Appreciate the advice..Jeff
A late reply, but I don't see any others either.This might be the right place to ask so has anyone used those really inexpensive (<200€) Dörr Danubia/Walimex/Samyang/whatever 500mm f/6.3 reflex lenses for moon shots or anything else for that matter?
I noticed that on the very first page of this thread there were some shots from 2013 but the quality was very low compared to latest shots with even a 150mm pro lens. Then again, 2013 camera bodies were a far cry of what they are today so has someone used latest reflex lenses lately?
I noticed that Tokina has released a brand new 400mm f/8.0 just a few months ago so there must be some demand for these and being a new design IQ might be better.
Does anyone have experience of these? New Tokina is sold around 270€ with MFT mount but it has both shorter focal lenght and slower aperture so is the IQ worth the price or are all reflex lenses just waste of money?
Reflex lenses have also one fixed aperture, doughnut shaped bokeh and they all seem to use T-mount (42mm*0,75, not to be confused with M42 mount which is 42mm*1,0mm) which means that these can be mounted on practically any mirrorless camera.
Great picture, clear and crisp!A couple nights ago. I feel like I’m exhausting the limit of both clarity and detail with my current combination. Maybe further gains can be reached if I look into ways of avoiding heat waves, clearer skies, or just improving the subject and background by introducing artifacts such as clouds, branches, birds/planes, etc.
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