Show: The Moon

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Vivalo, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    The title says it all.

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    -Ville
     
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  2. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    From about a month ago. A rare, smog-free, evening in HK.

    GF11, 100-300 Vario.
    280mm, f6.3, 1/250th, -1 exposure

    Some tweaks in Aperture.

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  3. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
     
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  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    This was from last week. Hand held, too. This was with the 40-150mm Oly 4/3 lens on my E-P1. This lens is sharp if you can hit the focus. No PP, jpeg out of camera. I could have sharpened it and added contrast, but I think I'll leave it alone.

    moon_1_15.JPG
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    by contrast with Djarum's image, this was shot raw, sharpened and contrasted and generally PP'd ... oh, and on a tripod


    E-P2, 70-300ED, f/8, 1/200s, ISO640
     
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  6. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    This doesn't rival the above but it's exciting to get my first shot of moon with detail. And not bad for a lens I got for £12 on Ebay (Adaptall 2 80-210, 03a):

    <IMG height=562 src="http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8549/moon2u.jpg[/img]623>

    Got my first big lens attention as well, someone asked me if I was from a newspaper.
     
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  7. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Clamped the old 4/3 70-300 onto the m4/3 epl1 and took this a couple of nights ago.
    300mm f/5.6 1/750th iso200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/5455146410/" title="Moon Feb 16 2011 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr"> 5455146410_99725619e5_b. "790" height="723" alt="Moon Feb 16 2011" /></a>
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    Same lens, both at 300mm

    Look at the difference in sharpness and detail ... I may have missed focus by a hair, but even so ... very impressive RB
     
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  9. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    Some fantastic images here. Any suggestions for a budget lens that would allow me to take some decent moon pics?
     
  10. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Thankyou PDH.

    Some of the differences may have been because I had:

    A clear night
    Tripod
    IS turned off
    Manual focus (tired of waiting for it to stop hunting)
    EVF to help with focus
    2 second shutter delay
    base ISO
    Manual exposures till I got one right
    PP including levels and sharpening and colour balance (and crop)
     
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  11. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    hehehe ... thanks for the extra details ... I had some of those too! Tripod, EVF, 2sec + PP ... however I left it on AF + IS, and shot in aperture priority ... and only took 2 shots as it was too cold to stand around in the back yard with my fingers (and other bits) going numb ... I'll have a nother go next month if the sky's clear ...
     
  12. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Here's a few I shot recently with my G1 and a Nikkor 300/2.8 + TC 300, on tripod, of course.

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    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  13. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Here's another one, with a bit of PP

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    Have fun,
    Rafael​
     
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  14. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2010
    Canada
    Here's one from today.

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    G2 w/ 14-140mm (f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, 140mm)

    It was actually a lot harder than before to lock focus. I was unable to lock focus in the end, and when I put the 14-140 at infinity (via manual focus) it was clearly coming out blurred. I had to rack the focus one step at a time and take shots in between to get the right focus. Even then, its still slightly off. This was all off of a tripod with OIS on, maybe I should have turned off OIS or cranked up the shutter speed a bit?
     

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  15. Rhys

    Rhys Guest

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    Sep 4, 2010
    I took this with the GF1 & 20mm lens hand held up to the eye piece of a 6" reflecting telescope. Was a pain to focus and once the telescope was sighted on the moon there is about a 20 second opportunity before it's moved out of frame!

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    Waxing Moon by rhysturner, on Flickr
     
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  16. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    There's lots of scope (pun unintentional) for this sort of stuff, whether with astro- or spotting 'scopes ... and as you've proved Rhys, can produce wonderful results ... the guys over here Andy Bright's Digiscoping Forum - BirdForum have got it down to a fine art, mostly for birding purposes ... though :43: cameras don't seem to feature much
     
  17. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    epl1 with takumar 500mm

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  18. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
  19. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    500mmf81-200secISO200-by-Ma.
    E-PL1 with Soligor 75-250mm and Fotodiox Adapter at f8, 1/200 sec, ISO200.

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    E-PL1 with Soligor 75-250mm, Soligor 2x Macro Teleconverter, and Fotodiox Adapter at f8, 1/20 sec, ISO200.
     
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  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Well, I got a new toy about 1 month ago. I purchased an 8" telescope reflector. I have a 4" and a 5" telescope and I decided to go bigger. This shot of the moon was taken at an EFL of 1500mm. I really wanted to shoot it at 1000m(f/5), but I had trouble getting the camera coming to focus. The focuser on the telescope has a limited amount of focus travel, typically designed for eyepieces. At any rate, I attached a 1.5x barlow lens to get it to focus. Shot at ISO 800 because the moon at that magnification moves quite quickly, and I needed a fast shutter speed. I also ran into vibrations of the shutter through the telescope causing some softness. This is the full image, no cropping.

    moon_8inchs.JPG

    Higher res here:

    https://www.mu-43.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=13344
     
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