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Old Sep 27, 2007, 4:28 PM   #1
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A couple evenings ago I took a couple of pictures

of a nearly full moon with my k110d/vivitar 210mm/2x.

Has some blown out highlights but otherwise not so bad.

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Old Sep 27, 2007, 4:44 PM   #2
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looks pretty good... exposure wise, maybe a little fuzzy overall. Did you use a shutter cable?
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 8:00 PM   #3
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Hi Fisheye4. No cable here but used tripod and self timer.

Yes, it could have been a little sharper but was using an

old Vivitar 70/210 manual lens and maybe was off on my

focusiing a little. I took same picture awhile back with a Sony H2

and it was better. Thanks ..... Jim
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 7:22 PM   #4
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jim,

the moon is a moody mistress. some times they work and sometimes they don't. for $10delivered you can get a wired remote off ebay. you can make one for even less. use the 2second mirror up delay with it. i'd also scrap the 2x TC, especially on a zoom.

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Old Sep 28, 2007, 7:29 PM   #5
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Ok Robar. Tks for the tip. Will check into that remote

release. Yes, I know the TC is not very efficient. I was

just playing around with it. The lens is very long to

start with and with the TC, it makes the tripod a bit unsteady. Jim


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The Viv lens by itself, if in good condition should deliver a sharp enough image to crop to the zoom you need with better results. Though this is not that bad to me either.

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Well done on the exposure end... Could be a bit sharper, but would probably still make a decent 4*6 print.

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Ok, Nick, tks for the comment. I think the exposure was

1/125 at f 5.6. That usually works pretty well.The moon had

a few bright spots on it. Not sure what causes that. Jim

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bigdawg wrote:
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The Viv lens by itself, if in good condition should deliver a sharp enough image to crop to the zoom you need with better results. Though this is not that bad to me either.

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a good 200mm should do fine. that's all my fuji s7000 would go and i have some of my best moons from it. i may give the tammy w/2x a shot tonight. that would be a 600/5.6 or a 900mm with the CF.
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