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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberSun 23-Sep-12 03:07 AM
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"First Quarter Moon"


Rancho Cordova, US
          

Twilight with the sun now below the horizon, I thought I'd try at getting an good exposure of the moon.

I was rather pleased with the detail I was able to pull from the cropped image.

D700, 70-300D ED, 1/160s @ f/11


Anthony

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gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011Mon 24-Sep-12 10:31 AM
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Canton, US
          

Very well done. I tried the moon with that lens before, but never got anything close to this. I was looking at the same thing this weekend, though upside down in my scope. I am looking into getting the adapter for my C90 and hopefully get something decent.

I did learn something about observing the moon through a scope. That baby is bright! I ordered a moon filter. Should be here in time for the full moon this weekend.

George

  

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nrothschild Silver Member Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Nikonian since 25th Jul 2004Mon 24-Sep-12 04:16 PM
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Nice job, Anthony! That's probably about as good as it gets with that lens.

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberMon 24-Sep-12 10:01 PM
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

Thanks, Ned and Gary.

I've been using this lens backed off from 300mm; it just can't perform very well there, but I seem to be happier with results up to about 250mm and since I'll be cropping anyway, why not use it where it works best.

Still, I'd like to upgrade my telephoto...may to a 70-200 VR2 w/ 1.7 TC.

Anthony

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberMon 24-Sep-12 10:03 PM
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

I know the moon is brighter than this, but as I brightened the image, I tended to lose detail so I kept it darker to help preserve the details.

Was this a good idea?


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