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Old May 10, 2012, 2:03 AM   #1
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Default May 10, 2012: "Super Moon"

"Super Moon"

"Tucson, Arizona near Mt. Lemmon. Canon 5D Mark II with 300mm lens, 1.4x extender, ISO 100, f11 at 1/60 sec with .6ND filter"

Photographed by Franklin Rau from United States

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Old May 10, 2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Cool shot! Maybe a stupid question, but why would you use a ND filter when you could have stepped up the shutter speed?

Any tips on focusing on the sky? My AF doesnt seem to do a good job on stars/moon, it seems if it is the tiniest bit off the focus, the sharpness is just not there. Ive tried all my lenses except my portrait lense 24-70mm. Ive tried my 50mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8 *seem to get the best results with this* and 75-300 at 200mm *I know, not the best lens, im going to trade it in for the 70-200mm one day but its not on my priority list*
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My AF doesnt seem to do a good job on stars/moon
lol, just use manual focus!!! set your lens to infinity...
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lol, just use manual focus!!! set your lens to infinity...
In general auto does better than my eyes. I did end up putting it on infinity but canon lenses seem to focus beyond infinity, its nearly impossible to get it focused exactly, at least with my eyes and the small viewfinder of my T2i. perhaps live view would work better for me, if not perhpas live view in movie mode with the 10x zoom feature turned on for focusing, hmmmm. When I tried this last time I was using my XT.
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live view in movie mode with the 10x zoom feature turned on for focusing
exactly, that's how I do it when using manual focus with my Sony, I turn on LiveView and use the 15x zoom feature to achieve perfect focus.
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