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Old May 7, 2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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Trying out a mint condition Tamron 80-210 zoom. Model 103A. K20D. Moon photo using above with 2X Vivitar TC for 420mm. Hand held but aided by support of fence. 1/500 and F5.6?
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Old May 11, 2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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I say you're doing the right things, for the picture is quite good. I have tried all kinds of things and never came close to what you have captured.
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Old May 14, 2009, 8:05 AM   #3
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I'm still getting use to this lens. Will post some more photos later. The lens can be picked up quite cheap but don't confuse it with the model 03A which has inbuilt lens hood and is not as good as the model 103A.
The Viv 2X TC is quite impressive I think. The above photo is a little large. Looks better at a smaller size.
I have a Tamron SP 2X Tc on the way, so something else to try out in the future.
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A magpie shot with the same lens:

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It's difficult to tell much from a moon shot - I've never managed to take a decent one no matter what I do. Now that magpie is really sharp! There's a fair amount of purple fringing, but I've found that with lots of lenses that were made for film cameras.
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bb2,
i'd say these are fairly average.. that's the problem using a 2x TC.. i never have been happy with a 2x on a zoom.. altho tamron made some nice TCs for their SP lenses..
are you using a tripod??
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Hand held.
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