Moon shot (with a free lens!)


thoughton

Link Posted 01/12/2009 - 09:29
As I mentioned in another thread recently, I acquired a Tamron 500mm f8 mirror lens from ebay recently. I wasn't really looking for this lens, but it was a bit of a bargain! The lens was listed with original hood and caps, a Nikon mount, an Olympus mount, a Pentax PK mount, plus a 01F 2x teleconverter. In the blurry ebay photo one of the mounts had three bright spots on the rim, so I bid like a crazy man Won the auction for 105, and the lens arrived a couple of days ago in virtually mint condition, AND the Pentax adapter turned out to be a PKA adapter

I already have a PKA adapter, so I've already listed all of the new mounts and TC for sale on ebay. I'm hopeful that this lens will end up being free! In fact this lens doesn't really need a PKA adapter due to the fixed aperture, so I'm just using it with a cheap regular PK adapter.

Obviously this pales in comparison to Father Ted's telescope shots, but I wasn't too unhappy with the results.



Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Last Edited by thoughton on 01/12/2009 - 09:31

Spad

Link Posted 01/12/2009 - 15:30
It's great shooting the moon and you've got a superb image!!

I had a play last night and got a nice one. I can hark back to when I first shot the moon with my camera mounted on a tripod with my 500mm mirror lens and was using slow shutter speeds... then I had the epiphany moment when I realised I could hand hold the bugger!!!

The one I took last night was shot with 200iso and 1/800 shutter at f8!
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 01/12/2009 - 15:30

Father Ted

Link Posted 01/12/2009 - 15:34
Well, I've tried hand held with my Tamron 300mm and couldn't get near to that
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Spad

Link Posted 01/12/2009 - 15:59
It can be done!




This is the one i mentioned taken last night and hand held.

Was shot at 400mm and then cropped.
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 01/12/2009 - 16:00

Father Ted

Link Posted 01/12/2009 - 16:48
Seems like we were all out shooting the moon last night
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

niklas

Link Posted 01/12/2009 - 22:33
Father Ted wrote:
Seems like we were all out shooting the moon last night

I am in on that.




K20D 240mm (Tamron 70-300) 1/100 F13 Iso 160 1/12-2009 18:12 handheld with a slight touch in Photo Paint



Niklas
15mm - 450mm equivalent, and still can't reach...
Last Edited by niklas on 01/12/2009 - 22:34

thoughton

Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 23:04
Nice shot Niklas! I've tried the moon with my Tamron 70-300 and that's a good result for that lens (my best one was also around the 230mm mark).

Nice one by Spad too - what lens was that with?

Still drooling over Father Ted's shot though, that was great
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

Spad

Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 23:09
it was shot using the sigma dg hsm 150-500
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....

Father Ted

Link Posted 02/12/2009 - 23:29
thoughton wrote:


Still drooling over Father Ted's shot though, that was great

Yeah, but as Chris pointed out, I was cheating, I had a telescope.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

thoughton

Link Posted 03/12/2009 - 00:34
Anvh wrote:
Tim, your photo just needed some processing



That's really good Stefan, what did you do to that one? I've messed around with more sharpening since I saw this one of yours. Results are still not as good as yours



Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

Anvh

Link Posted 03/12/2009 - 10:45
Sorry Tim, saw I could a big version of your shot so deleted mine and was planning to be creative with that but I need to go soon, so no time

I only did unsharpen in photoshop, nothing more nothing less
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

thoughton

Link Posted 03/12/2009 - 22:04
Stefan your shot inspired me to try again! The detail seems better but now I've got this white circle around the edge



Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

thoughton

Link Posted 03/12/2009 - 22:56
Oops, replaced the Flickr image (brightened it a bit after looking at this shot) and broke the link above. Here it is again:


Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

andrewk

Link Posted 03/12/2009 - 23:09
I've never tried a moon shot before - but you guys have spurred me on to have a go.

This was taken a few moments ago with a Pentax K200D and a 45 year old Tamron 400mm f7.5 (circa 1963) hand held. Well, sort of hand held - I did use a bean bag and leaned against the garden shed. It was taken at f8 1/400sec ISO 400 with SR switched on.

I'm quite pleased really.





Andrew
Flickr photostream
Last Edited by andrewk on 03/12/2009 - 23:31

Father Ted

Link Posted 04/12/2009 - 08:51
Right. seeing as I had a telescope and you guys used hand held long focal lenses, it looks like I'm going to have to get my act together!
These images are great considering the size difference of lens. How heavily cropped are they from the original?
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.
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