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Old Feb 8, 2006, 2:24 PM   #1
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I know there are so many out there who detest moon pictures but here they are anyway.

This one is taken withmy *istDLan old MF135mm f2.8 Rikenon on a 2X Takumar-A teleconverter, 1/500th at f8, ISO 800. This is a 100% crop with slight levels and sharpening in PS Elements (version 1). This was hand-held because of the scattered cloud that kept getting in the way.

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BTW, feel free to post your moon shots here, get it out of your system.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 8:38 PM   #2
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Hey, I had to try that, too. You did better than I did. The shot, although not very sharp, is a very creditable result.


BTW, that's the best phase of the moon to take shots, because the shadows define features best with sidelighting.


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Old Feb 8, 2006, 9:31 PM   #3
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ira,

i've been meaning to do that at this phase but just haven't gotten to it..
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 9:52 PM   #5
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My go:



With my new Pentax-M 200/4 prime. First with the 200, second is with a 2x kenko converter. I think I missed focus a bit though

Both f/11 at 1/250s - the second was at f/5.6 (for effective f11 on the converter - did I do that calc right?)
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 7:49 AM   #6
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Here it is, as seen from "up over" last night.



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Old Feb 12, 2006, 1:56 PM   #7
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Interesting comparison - I did the same thing yesterday. The both pictures were taken with the same lens (kiron 80-200) on a tripod, same focus,but the larger was with a Pentax Rear Converter K T6-2X. Both have been sharpened and levels changed, but no matter how much I sharpen the one taken with the 2X, it's still fuzzy. It certainly answers the question whether the teleconverter is any good (not!).
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 4:13 PM   #8
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I used the Takumar 2X converter on an old manual focus prime lens, when I tried it on the Takumar-F 70-200 zoom I also got very poor results. I think the particular combination of lens and Converter may be the issue, some work well some don't. That is why Vivitar (back when the name meant quality) used a "matched multiplier" that was specially engineered for a specific lens.

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Old Feb 12, 2006, 8:43 PM   #9
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Interesting idea - thatshould meanthat mine should work reasonably with my 50mm Pentax K mount lens, but might not with the Kiron. The only photo I've taken with it that was pretty much in focus (though soft) was with the Pentax lens, so maybe the 2x isn't complete junk. However, if I can only use it with Pentax manual lenses, it isn't worth much to me (sigh) since the Kiron does such a nice job at 200.
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