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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Taken with an EF300mm f4L IS USM + 1.4x TC


    Taken with an EF500mm f4L IS USM + 1.4x TC


    If you want some help with the settings, feel free to visit my gallery at http://www.pbase.com/nickmak/moonscape. I learned it by trial and error...

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    wow nickmak very2 nice picture. wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Taken with an EF300mm f4L IS USM + 1.4x TC


    Taken with an EF500mm f4L IS USM + 1.4x TC


    If you want some help with the settings, feel free to visit my gallery at http://www.pbase.com/nickmak/moonscape. I learned it by trial and error...

    Cheers,
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    Pro shots!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Pro shots!!
    Thanks...!
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Thanks...!
    Actually i've tried taking but moon but cannot get the same closeness (of cos) and the amount of details on it. It's becos my lens can only reach 300mm and it's not a prime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Actually i've tried taking but moon but cannot get the same closeness (of cos) and the amount of details on it. It's becos my lens can only reach 300mm and it's not a prime.
    This is a full image taken with D2X through a Celestron C5 telescope (1250mm f/10). 12mp, Resized to 640x425 and sharpened.


    Here is a 50% crop from the 12mp image. Didn't have a cable release so it was slightly blurred due to vibrations. At that kind of focal length, tripods/telescope mounts and camera vibration becomes very important.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 19th March 2006 at 03:31 PM.

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    Default Re: How to take the moon?

    Yupz...think to get a large picture of the moon, it's best to use focal lengths of over 1000mm.
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    Default Re: How to take the moon?

    some more shots




    eat. drink. shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    some more shots
    That seems to be quite heavily post processed.

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    just curious......is it possible to see a human being on the moon using this kind of zoom power? was looking a the craters and wondering that comparing them to a human being, humans should be visible

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    That seems to be quite heavily post processed.
    1st shot nt really processed, just cropped.

    2nd shot was given around 120% sharpening. At that kind of zoom, you can actually see some sort of "distortion" due to the atmospheric winds (dunno how to explain this, can someone help explain?)..

    so yup, images were more or less straight out from the camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16
    just curious......is it possible to see a human being on the moon using this kind of zoom power? was looking a the craters and wondering that comparing them to a human being, humans should be visible
    nope, not visible. was told that singapore can fill into one of those medium sized craters
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    Default Re: How to take the moon?

    i find black and white shots of the moon nicer thn those with the yellow cast.

    if u try long enough, maybe u'll see the american flag at 500% crop

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    nope, not visible. was told that singapore can fill into one of those medium sized craters
    Wow...so can imagine the force of the impact from asteroids that created those craters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Wow...so can imagine the force of the impact from asteroids that created those craters.
    it doesnt take a big asteroid to make a big hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    it doesnt take a big asteroid to make a big hole.
    Yupz, a tiny one can created a HUGE crater. It's the speed that it's travelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    1st shot nt really processed, just cropped.

    2nd shot was given around 120% sharpening. At that kind of zoom, you can actually see some sort of "distortion" due to the atmospheric winds (dunno how to explain this, can someone help explain?)..

    so yup, images were more or less straight out from the camera
    Yeah.. I was referring to the second shot. I have a friend who do a lot of astro shots. Atmospheric stability can greatly affect the viewing conditions. You might know him if you're involved in TASOS activities.

    His website is at http://www.sg-planets.org.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    i find black and white shots of the moon nicer thn those with the yellow cast.

    if u try long enough, maybe u'll see the american flag at 500% crop
    I prefer colour. For B&W, I would probably shoot on film instead. Maybe can try some Hubble images to see if the Amerrican flag can be seen?

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    Default Re: How to take the moon?

    The 2nd shot was done on a telescope, when my dad invited the president and vice president of TASOS over to my place last december...had to shoot a couple of times before i got this image..
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    The 2nd shot was done on a telescope, when my dad invited the president and vice president of TASOS over to my place last december...had to shoot a couple of times before i got this image..
    Yeah.. usually the case. It's quite hard to get a spot on focus unless you use a magnifier. Your dad into astronomy also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Yeah.. usually the case. It's quite hard to get a spot on focus unless you use a magnifier. Your dad into astronomy also?
    not really...he just invited his fren over to let me try out my cam on a telescpe..
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