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Old Apr 2, 2005, 5:49 PM   #1
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 9:18 PM   #2
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These are great photos and you did a wonderful job of capturing them in difficult lighting. It looks like the sky was quite grey and I'm sure that you would rather have had some color in your background. Nice job.
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I agree with normcar...very nice shots under difficult conditions. The first one is my favorite...very sharp and well exposed. How far away were you?
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Hi Normcar,

Thank you for the confidence building comments, I appreciate them all, perhaps yours even more. The interesting thing taking photos using the C5 is, it's all manual. Aperature is fixed at f6.3 using the focal reducer and the shutter speed and focus are done "by hand". The most fun is getting into all the contortions required to "see" through the viewfinder while hiding in the car and peeking through the half open window hand holding the 5" scope! :?

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 10:06 PM   #5
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I would estimate 30-40 yards. The C5 really hauls them in, even with the focal reducer. I especially like the fact that there is virtually no chromatic aberration using this type scope. The purple fringe would be unbearable under these conditions had I used my "ordinary" G lens.

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Wow! That does bring them to you. Very nice job. I look forward to more. Woody
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 11:51 PM   #7
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What a great day. I would take a day like that anytime.

Thanks for sharing these great catches!
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