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The MOON this morning with a 400mm lens

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#21 nfoto


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:26

The moon is here very low on the horizon so atmospheric haze is much more dominant. Plus shutter speed is marginal (around 1/10 sec) as this is winter time (marginal here relates to relative displacement velocity of the moon, not exposure as such since a good tripod system should have little problems at that speed with a long lens).

I included the image just for information so one can appreciate how small even über-long lenses will render it.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 21:32

I have tried with my 800mm but never got good results.
Instead with the 600VR was always dead on, even with the TC2 vIII.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 22:05

This was shot a few days ago with the D7000 at 510mm (300/2.8 + TC-17E) on a tripod. Not optimal, but some day the technique and atmospheric conditions will work together (I hope).

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:14

The moon was shot with the Canon 400 lens. The Nikon 300 stands behind it. I always have both ready to shoot birds out my glass doors that are to the left of both tripods. The tripod on the Canon is for an old view camera and is very strong. The lenses on the mantle are Nikon, Canon and Leica. I hope that answers all questions. I store my lenses there. I did not set this up as a great composition. One of you wanted to see the lens, so I just shot it as it was.
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