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Old Mar 23, 2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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I have a Canon S1IS. No doubt I could get pictures with more resolution from a camera with more megapixels, but I find it that for all-round use it suits me fine.

I'm not into astronomy pictures, but just out of curiosity, I took this picture of the moon yesterday, not long before sunset. The camera was set at at the maximum 10x (optical) zoom & was hand-held with the image stabilisation system switched on, and the exposure setting at minimum.

Then I used Photoshop to crop the picture & reduce the saturation (the sky still looked very blue despite the minimum exposure ) and to sharpen the image.
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Old Mar 23, 2005, 4:19 PM   #2
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Great shot, Herb!!!



I agree with you completely about the S1. I own several cameras but primarily use the S1. Last year I purchased the addon telephoto lens, for those extra shots!

Here is a link to one of themhttp://www.fototime.com/79D5AAF95884491/standard.jpg

This was a 'long' shot for any camera as the subject was near the far sidelines and I was in the top row of the stadium on the near side of the field.

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Old Mar 23, 2005, 4:50 PM   #3
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Mark -

That's quite a long-distance shot! I don't have an add-on telephoto lens, but I do have a close-up lens (home-mounted using an objective lens from a pair of $5 garage-sale 7x35 binoculars) that's adequate for any close-up that I want to do -
http://www.pbase.com/embe/canon_s1_is

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Old Mar 24, 2005, 10:38 AM   #4
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It certainly works very well, good job.



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Not bad. Just as a comparison, here is a considerably sized down version shot at 400mm on a DSLR, also handheld with image stabilization.
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Greg -

...and that's considerably downsized - WOW!. My moon picture wasn't downsized at all, and any attempt to enlarge it degraded it.
I wouldn't mind having a DSLR - but until I win the lottery my S1IS is all I really need.

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It looks to me like you're doing pretty darn good with what you've got. Keep on shooting and give us some more to look at!
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Does anyone here have:

Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM
2x extender

that could post an uncropped unresized pic of the moon taken with that setup?
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Old Mar 25, 2005, 6:59 AM   #9
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On of my friends took this picture with "just" a nikon cp4300:

http://web.axelero.hu/stema007/moon.jpg


Of course they have a huge telescope (or whatever it's called) at home
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That's not a bad shot but I prefer Greg's, although I couldn't say why. I just do.

I have a number of my S1 photo's posted here: http://markcsphotos.blogspot.com/if anyone is interested.



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