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Old Nov 8, 2003, 8:27 PM   #1
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Default Lunar Eclipse - 11/8/2003

As many may know, there was lunar eclipse. Tonight in my area lead for a crystal clear sky but very very cold 25'f (Windchill 13'f), welcome to Maine I guess. Anywho, here are some snaps if anyone missed the action.. This is the start of the eclipse, I couldnt stand out much longer to see it pass.





Just a couple difference exposers. I think one was at 1 second and the other at 1/2 second both at ISO 200 (Always note the moon gives off tons of light. When attempting to take a picture of a full moon use around 1/250th-1/350th for best results, tonight required anywheres from 4 to 1/4 of a second for anything viewable.)
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 8:37 PM   #2
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Nice shots Russ!! I had the D100 out tonight giving it a go. Had it on a tripod, got a cable release for it and all. Still had some blur in the photos though. Can't figure it out??!! My exposures were around the same as yours. I do know that when I used my 2x teleconverter on it I couldn't get a good pic. Something I found out is you lose an f-stop or 2 when you use a TC. I need more practice doing night shots!
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 9:54 PM   #3
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Yeah with a 2x tele converter you will drop 2 fstops usually. 1.4x tele drops you one. To me, Ive found out that the less glass you got, the better. What was really funny is I put two tele EX converters on my Sigma 200mm. That was funny. Worked, but didnt look very good. Made my lens look huge though :lol: . Anywho. I usually shoot with a 5.6fstop at 250-350th of a second with the moon at 300mm.
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 10:21 PM   #4
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My best pic from tonight looks like thugenomics compared to yours!



I used a Canon 1.75 teleconverter.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 7:36 AM   #5
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Nice shots and thanx for posting : it was cloudy here this night !
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 5:17 PM   #6
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this was the better i was able to do..
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 6:22 PM   #7
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I managed to get one also, but my homepage's server where I post my pix has been down for over a day now. Oh well, I guess I'd end up being redundant if I posted mine too.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 6:23 PM   #8
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if yours looks diferent then post.. maybe we can see something we haven't yet. mine don't look good and i posted them anyway
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those are nice pics!!
i wish i could try, i had to send my 7hi to minolta for repair
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Old Nov 10, 2003, 8:30 PM   #10
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v1p0n3 (How do you pronounce that?)--I'd love posting my eclipse shot, but the darned server is STILL down. And I took a photo the next night of the moon through the trees, which didn't work out very well, so I'd dearly love to have some input on how to do it better next time. Maybe I'll just sue my ISP for turning me into a whiner.
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