Moon shot


thoughton

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 00:49
Taken tonight with my new toy, an MTO 1000mm f11 mirror lens (76 on ebay, woohoo!)

Click to enlarge:


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
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Last Edited by thoughton on 03/08/2010 - 00:53

i-Berg

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 01:09
Good pickup Tim!
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gregmoll

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 04:55
Hi,

That's a very nice shot, I'm waiting for the 27th, see mail below, this should present a good photo opportunity although I doubt that Mars will appear the size of the moon..

Greg


>
> Two moons on 27th August 2010
>
> 27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............
>
> Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will
> look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug.
> 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky
> on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.
>
> The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
>
> Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

>

ChrisA

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 07:49
gregmoll wrote:
>
> The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
>
> Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

Snopes comes to the rescue once more...
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gregmoll

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 08:43
Dam, that message took seven years to reach me, I'll have to speak to my ISP about their service.

Thanks Chris for picking it up, It never entered my mind that it might be a hoax.

Greg

aliengrove

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 09:01
Nice pic Tim, and what a bargain!

As for Mars, 34.65 miles away: my gosh, the tides will go crazy! I think the Americans should blow it up in case it gets any closer and scrpaes the top of the Himalayas!
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Algernon

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 09:45
Looks promising Tim. They had one in a local Cash Converters about 10 years ago
with a massive Gitzo tripod and head.... didn't look like it could be moved
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Last Edited by Algernon on 03/08/2010 - 09:45

incognitox

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 11:45
Great shot! I've been searching for MTO lens 2 months ago. Please follow the link to see different samples. Very capable lens... link

Father Ted

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 12:51
Nice shot Tim, and nice detail along the terminator.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

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davidtrout

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 16:28
This is the sort of photography I don't do - don't have the correct gear. But when its done by experts I love looking at their pictures - as in this case Tim. What's an MTO lens?
David
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davex

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 17:29
Quote:
on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

Perhaps we should have a one off competition, best shot posted after 12:30
Of course we would have to make adjustments for our other time zone members. One second thoughts it may be to complicated

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ISO

Link Posted 03/08/2010 - 18:28
Is it really 12:30 AM - like middle of the day, or is 00:30am meant

thoughton

Link Posted 04/08/2010 - 12:12
Thanks chaps!

David, the MTO is a Russian lens. I believe they still make them today (not hideously expensive, about 300 Euros I believe). I think Rubinar lenses are from the same people. They are usually T mount, but when you buy them you can also get various adapters (including Canon and Nikon, but not Pentax ). Mine came with an M42 adapter, as well as leather case, 3 enormous coloured filters, and caps. It should also have an eyepiece so you can use it as a telescope but mine was missing that part. One of these lenses with the eyepiece sold on ebay for 200 yesterday The 76 I paid was 'buy it now', BTW.

The thing is pretty fat, only about 30-40cm long, but about 15cm diameter Reuben posted some pics of the same lens on this forum here where you cannot even see his camera behind the lens because it's so massive. One slight problem I noticed is that I need to use two hands to focus the thing, because it's difficult to wrap one hand around it because of the large diameter!

Anyways ... it's a fun toy. Might have my previous moon shot lens (a Tamron Adatpall-2 500mm mirror) on the market soon
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 04/08/2010 - 12:16

thoughton

Link Posted 06/08/2010 - 12:39
incognitox wrote:
Great shot! I've been searching for MTO lens 2 months ago. Please follow the link to see different samples. Very capable lens... link

I saw your link earlier Incognitox, but only looked at the first couple of photos (cool interface on that site, by the way!). However I had some free time today and had a browse. Now I really wish I spoke Polish - this shot wasn't taken with an MTO 1000mm was it? It is flippin' amazing!!!! Looks more like it was taken from moon orbit
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!
Last Edited by thoughton on 06/08/2010 - 12:43

Father Ted

Link Posted 06/08/2010 - 13:59
That's better than I've managed with my 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.
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