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Old Dec 27, 2009, 1:46 PM   #1
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I'm not sure what it is but all of us seem to like trying to get a good shot of the moon.

This is about the best I could get.

I used the 500D with Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 stacked with a Sigma 2x TC and Sigma 1.4x TC and a Tamron 2x TC giving a lens focal length of 1680mm. With the 1.6x crop this is a 35mm equiv of 2688mm.

The exif is there but only recognises the first TC so the aperture is a lot smaller but I'm too tired to do the maths at the moment, I'm sure someone clever will work it out. I've slowly zoomed from the full image to the last two shots which are 100% crops.
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 1:56 PM   #2
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While everyone tries a shot of the moon at one time or other, very few can come up with a very good shot. I think the quality of shot is directly proportional to the amount of money spent on the equipment to take the shot. I can see you have spent a few bucks on this one. Nice job. I keep looking at telescopes to get just one really good shot I can call my own.
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 2:02 PM   #3
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And yet I still want more kit LOL. The TCs unfortunately take quite a lot of sharpness out but I'm still pleased to have go this close. It is cool watching through the live view at 10x zoom watching the craters fly past
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Very nice shot, that looks like some low luna orbit shot. How heavy was your setup after mounting it on a tripod?
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 2:53 PM   #5
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It's not a light bit of kit for sure LOL and at that length the smallest touch when trying to focus using live view causes a huge amount of shake so it was a long process to ensure the best focus as after each adjustment it had to settle.
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Very nice shots
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 4:01 PM   #7
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It's not a light bit of kit for sure LOL and at that length the smallest touch when trying to focus using live view causes a huge amount of shake so it was a long process to ensure the best focus as after each adjustment it had to settle.
That must have been a very long night shooting session.
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It wasn't too bad, I would do a few shots then come back in and have a close look, then I decided to do add the 1.4x TC to see how things went and I think it was a bit better than without, it's always a trade off when adding a TC between reach and quality. I had fun thought so that is the main thing
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As long as you had fun, it is well worth the time.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 8:31 PM   #10
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These shots came out well...
but I have a question regarding the last three pics... they seem to be have noise ... are those a crop of another image?

Since you have the right equip... may be this time you can try to take multiple shots and then stack them to get a high resolution image of the moon..
I was not good at DSS that time however I tried and I was almost successful... check this out..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phani_a...my/3232435625/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phani_a...my/3127393862/
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