Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 32

Thread: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    393

    Default Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Hi,

    Wonder if there's any seniors out there who is shooting the moon. What kind of gear are you using? Similar to those of birding or less demanding than birding since the moon doesn't move as fast as a bird in flight?

    Thanks for all advices.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    You can start off using a lens capable of at least, say 200mm and preferably, a tripod. The rest is all technique and processing.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...ne-wrong/page4

    you can find what you need in here

  4. #4

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Click here:

    http://www.google.com.sg/search?q=ds...+shooting+moon


    mostly common sense stuff. A good telephoto lens and a tripod.
    Alpha

  5. #5

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...ne-wrong/page4

    you can find what you need in here

  6. #6
    Member Irvine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North? South? East? West?
    Posts
    1,037

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathegg View Post
    Hi,

    Wonder if there's any seniors out there who is shooting the moon. What kind of gear are you using? Similar to those of birding or less demanding than birding since the moon doesn't move as fast as a bird in flight?

    Thanks for all advices.
    i find this question kinda...

    if u r concerned about shutter speed, the moon is bright enough for u to shoot like shootin in daylight conditions. like others had mentioned, get a telephoto lens + tripod will do.
    Google is your friend. Make use of it.

  7. #7
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    One other idea I'm wondering... would be to use a Nikon Fieldscope... Some enthusiast bird shooters have long used this method to capture their subjects. Whilst said to be not as sharp and can only be considered non-serious, I've seen examples of such usage that can be pretty acceptably sharp... I won't be surprised if some already started using such equipments to shoot stars and moon... Don't under estimate Nikon Fieldscope range... the most ex can cost as much as a 70-200mm 2.8... But focal range... Phew! - will blow your mind away!

    What you need is a good Fieldscope, an adaptor (with release cable) and of course your cam and stable tripod... Those who have such a set up can try and see if it's worth shooting the moon... I wouldn't recommend getting the fieldscope just for this purpose... It AIN'T cheap!
    Last edited by kriegsketten; 22nd April 2011 at 10:30 AM.
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  8. #8
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear



    Image obtained from here... look at their bird shots...
    http://horukuru.blogspot.com/2010/07...ope-edg85.html

    Nikon's "L" lenses....
    Last edited by kriegsketten; 22nd April 2011 at 10:32 AM.
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  9. #9
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    And guess what? http://www.nikon.com/products/sporto...edg85/spec.htm

    Check out the icons (uses) Nikon places for their scopes.... A bird icon AND a star icon.... So, it's a definite thing already...
    Last edited by kriegsketten; 22nd April 2011 at 10:38 AM.
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  10. #10
    Moderator diver-hloc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Somewhere North
    Posts
    5,201

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post


    Image obtained from here... look at their bird shots...
    http://horukuru.blogspot.com/2010/07...ope-edg85.html

    I'm not into birding...

    But what is the mic for ?? Movie ?? or to record the bird's song/sound ??

    Scuba & Father... For Life

  11. #11
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    I'm not into birding...

    But what is the mic for ?? Movie ?? or to record the bird's song/sound ??
    Very likely. That means they are also recording movies, its a D300s... capable of movies... Wah... Fieldscope (the above lens is the top end with the longest range, btw) Plus 1.5 crop... sure win!
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  12. #12
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Btw, Fieldscopes with a proper adaptor.. can delivery crisp images above 1500mm range... MOVE over 600 f/4!

    FYI: FSA-L2 + Fieldscope 85 + D700 = 1750mm at f/21....
    Last edited by kriegsketten; 22nd April 2011 at 10:54 AM.
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  13. #13
    Senior Member UncleFai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathegg View Post
    Hi,

    Wonder if there's any seniors out there who is shooting the moon. What kind of gear are you using? Similar to those of birding or less demanding than birding since the moon doesn't move as fast as a bird in flight?

    Thanks for all advices.
    Moon on 17 April 2011. D90 + Sigma 150-500mm. ISO-200. f/16. 1/200 sec. EV -1. WB 4000K. Handheld, OS on. PP by Photoshop: crop, basic sharpening, and downsampled to CS file limit.


  14. #14
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Nice job UncleFai... 500mm can deliver this, imagine 1750mm! Can we see where Chang-er lives?? WITHOUT the need for cropping okay?!
    Last edited by kriegsketten; 22nd April 2011 at 11:00 AM.
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  15. #15
    Senior Member UncleFai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    4,429

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Nice job UncleFai... 500mm can deliver this, imagine 1750mm! Can we see where Chang-er lives?? WITHOUT the need for cropping okay?!
    Moon on 19 April 2011. D90 + Kenkon x2 TC + Sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm. ISO-320. f/9 (I don't totally trust this coz of TC). 1/400 sec. WB 4000K. Tripod, OS on. PP by Photoshop: crop, basic sharpening, denoised, and downsampled to CS file limit.

    It actually depends a bit on luck... tiny differences in atmospheric conditions can make or break things.


  16. #16
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten
    Nice job UncleFai... 500mm can deliver this, imagine 1750mm! Can we see where Chang-er lives?? WITHOUT the need for cropping okay?!
    Yup ard 1700mm on ff will not need cropping liao ! Will need a very stable setup to shoot.

    Ryan

  17. #17
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default

    Yup ard 1700mm on ff will not need cropping liao ! Will need a very stable setup to shoot.

    Ryan

  18. #18
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Btw...the piece between the Fieldscope 85 and D300s is a FSA-L2 adaptor...

    Dun ask me how much the 85 costs... ebay listed it as 28XX USD... dunno about FSA-L2 adaptor... not cheap, not cheap...
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  19. #19
    New Member kriegsketten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Enclave
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Yup ard 1700mm on ff will not need cropping liao ! Will need a very stable setup to shoot.

    Ryan
    You betcha... F-scope 85 is already more than 2KG!

    Heck... just install a permanent mount on your floor... your very own Observatory...
    Last edited by kriegsketten; 22nd April 2011 at 12:01 PM.
    Myflickr | Zoom in for the KILL!

  20. #20

    Default Re: Advice on Moon Shooting Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Moon on 17 April 2011. D90 + Sigma 150-500mm. ISO-200. f/16. 1/200 sec. EV -1. WB 4000K. Handheld, OS on. PP by Photoshop: crop, basic sharpening, and downsampled to CS file limit.

    nice!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Btw...the piece between the Fieldscope 85 and D300s is a FSA-L2 adaptor...

    Dun ask me how much the 85 costs... ebay listed it as 28XX USD... dunno about FSA-L2 adaptor... not cheap, not cheap...
    thats some cool s*** (oops!)
    I guess thats the price for being serious!! LOL

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •