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Old Sep 7, 2009, 2:28 PM   #11
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Thanks Dwig. Since it was already night here, I thought why not give it another try. All of them are 100% crops.

This one is at f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 200
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f/8, 1/100, ISO 200
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f/8, 1/60, ISO 200
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I'm quite satisfied with the first two results. Thanks for the tip.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 9:34 AM   #12
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Zeshane,
Here are a couple shots, the first taken with the 70 300 and E 510 and the second one with the SP 560 and tcon. You can try several settings but I've found using 100 ISO with a 7.1 aperature at 1/250 to 1/320 shutter in manual mode works best for me. I use the tripod and set the timer at 12 seconds after focusing, click the shutter and step back. You can have fun shooting pictures of the moon but in reality you need a camera/telescope setup to do it justice. The only camera shots of the moon I've seen taken by a camera that were really good quality and close shots were taken with the sigma 300 800 lens but 9 or 10 grand for a lens will do that : )
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 12:37 PM   #13
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Eric,

Thanks for posting the pictures. I could only own the 300 - 800mm if I was making good money out of it as well. Otherwise its too much for a hobbyist to spend that kind of money on a lens unless of course if one is filthy rich. I will be getting the 300 - 700mm and will definitely try it out for moon shots.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 1:33 PM   #14
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The 70 300 is a nice lens, not top quality but very nice and probably the best buy for dollar for that kind of reach.
I have a tcon 1.7 that I use in conjunction with the 560 but I also have a stepdown ring and I can use it with the 70 300. I don't use that very often but now that this post came up I may try it and see how the pictures come out.
You will enjoy the 70 300, simple to use and more compact/lighter than some of the faster lenses.
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