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Old Feb 16, 2006, 9:16 PM   #11
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What is a teleconverter, and what exactly does it do?

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Old Feb 16, 2006, 10:44 PM   #12
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A teleconverter is an add-on to a lens and increases the focal lenth of the lens. The one I have fits between the camera and lens. They have a number - mine is 2x, which tells you how much it increases - if you start with a 50mm lens, then add a 2x teleconverter, you are actually shooting at 100mm (2 times the lens' focal length). At least that's how I understand it (I'm still kind-of a newbie at this).
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 4:01 PM   #13
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A new moon rising. March 5th at midnight. Pentax SMC-A* 600 mm f5,6 + 2XTC
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 9:03 PM   #14
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Wow!!!!
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 11:10 PM   #15
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gorgeous. some of my friends insist that the moon islarger near the horizon than when it's higher in the sky. for sure i'll be trying to dissuade them from visiting Sweden!

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Old Mar 12, 2006, 11:30 PM   #16
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Really awesome - as good as a telescope.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 12:01 AM   #17
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I am impressed! That is a great lens, a bit expensive, but sharp image.

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Old Mar 13, 2006, 9:22 AM   #18
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That is a wow!!!

If your shots are fuzzy, likely not due to your lens.

The moon moves rapidly, if you expose it any amout of time, It moves.
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Old Mar 14, 2006, 7:51 AM   #19
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Took this last night with my DLand Sigma Bigma..first time I"ve tried the moon.* *Straight from camera... no PP...crop only.
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Old Mar 15, 2006, 4:21 AM   #20
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Here is mine. Shot recently with F* 300/4.5 + Tamron 1.4X tele-convertor, RAW, MLU plus cable release on a big Velbon tripod, M mode, Spot metering with +ve "exposure compensation".

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