New Moon with 1000mm Lens


Reuben0

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 19:27
Here's a shot of the recent new moon taken with my Russian MTO 11CA, which is a 1000mm F10 mirror lens:




Here's the lens itself. It was used by the military and is built like the proverbial tank




As you can see (or rather can't see) the lens dwarfs the camera stuck on the back.


Cheers,
R

Glover

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 19:29
Very very nice....is there seriously a camera attached to that lens?
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nass

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 19:30
Nice one, that's the sharpness moonshots should have
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 19:30


Thats fantastic!
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matwhittington

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 20:02
Wow! - awesome moonshot. How much does that lens weigh?? That would fill the boot of a car from the looks of it...

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Anvh

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 20:05
Stunning photo.
You might as well just by a telescope
Stefan


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Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 21:15
Puts my moon shots to shame and what an amazing lens .

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 01:56
Nice image Mike. The illuminated part of the moon is great. Am a bit confused by the framing though - mentally I fill in the dark part of the moon and this is cut off. I know you can't see it - but I would feel more comfortable looking at the image if there was space for the whole moon in it. But perhaps that's just me.

That MTO 11CA must come in handy for street candids.
Mhuni

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thoughton

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 02:04
Fantastic! Great detail (and lack of noise!)
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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pnjmcc

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 03:04
Thats a cracking shot,

Love the clarity and detail of the moons surface.

Dr. Mhuni wrote:
That MTO 11CA must come in handy for street candids.

LOL I could have done with it for the people competition, I could have sat im my front room and still got a picture from the next town!

Regards
PaulM
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pschlute

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 08:53
Very nice moonshot. So clear you can see it really is made of cheese.
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Reuben0

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 10:29
Thanks for the kind comments

In terms of size it's not that big, the close-up angle I shot it from and the lack of visible camera body probably makes it look bigger than it is in reality

The main problem with it is it's slow to focus, so best kept for non-moving subjects. I have used it for bird shots though (when they're perched in a predictable position).

BTW, Does anyone else echo Mhuni's view that I shouldn't have cropped off part of the dark side of the moon?

Thanks,
R

thoughton

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 10:50
Reuben0 wrote:
BTW, Does anyone else echo Mhuni's view that I shouldn't have cropped off part of the dark side of the moon?

Yes, it's not a big thing but I would also prefer the circle of the moon to be uncropped.
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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TOZZA27

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:26
Thanks Reuben - at least I have an excuse now for not freezing my assets trying to capture a moonshot..............beautiful shot - great bit of kit

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

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Greytop

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 18:11
Fantastic moon shot, one of the best I've seen, well done
Regards Huw

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