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Old Dec 15, 2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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I think these shots qualify as close-ups. Anyway I just wanted to post them and get some feedback. I used the equipment stated in the title of this post. I have been going out each night and shooting the Moon to show the progressing of it' Waxing. Tonight may be my last night for awhile as it is supposed to rain for the next 5 days or more.

The first two shots were taken at 500mm ( 750mm 35mm equivialnt), 1/250sec and 1/100sec, f/8, ISO 800. The last shot was taken at 1/400sec and ISO 400.

Please let me know what you think. I, for one, was very impressed with the performance.

Thanks for looking,

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11% Full Waxing Cresent Moon taken Dec 12th

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17% Full Waxing Cresent Moon. Actually taken at 1/100sec, f.8

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25% Full Waxing Cresent Moon. Taken at 1/400sec. f/8

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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This last shot was taken earlier in the evening just after sunset, thus the browner color. It was taken a 1/160sec, f/11, ISO 400

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 1:16 PM   #5
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Very impressive resolution. No visible noise at ISO 800. Exposure in No 2 is the most realistic, but more detail can be seen in the darker ones. Desaturating No 4 would make it look like N0 3, and gets rid of the reddish smog effect (I tried it). Nice going.
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I think these shots qualify as close-ups. Anyway I just wanted to post them and get some feedback. I used the equipment stated in the title of this post. I have been going out each night and shooting the Moon to show the progressing of it' Waxing. Tonight may be my last night for awhile as it is supposed to rain for the next 5 days or more.

The first two shots were taken at 500mm ( 750mm 35mm equivialnt), 1/250sec and 1/100sec, f/8, ISO 800. The last shot was taken at 1/400sec and ISO 400.

Please let me know what you think. I, for one, was very impressed with the performance.

Thanks for looking,

Steve

11% Full Waxing Cresent Moon taken Dec 12th
Most impressive pictures and obviously a strong combination, camera+lens. Congratulations on the new D300

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great shots, Steve, even if the "close-up" IS from 240,000 miles away! :lol: impressive clarity and resolution... that's a good set-up you have there! :G
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Old Dec 16, 2007, 11:54 AM   #8
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Nice moon shots Steve, I've got the tamy also and i'ts a very fun moon lens. I tried some moon shots at 500mm-f/6.3 wide open and was suprised at how good the results where, stopped down f/8 they do get better. Yeh, that's a fun lens to shoot with.

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate you looking and your comments.

Best Holiday Wishes,

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