YAMS - Yet Another Moon Shot


Mannesty

Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 07:46
Well, three actually.

I've been trying out the K5 + Sigma 150-500mm lens combo recently but I've had no time to sit and wait for birds etc. All at 500mm but the last two were with the smc Pentax F 1.7x AF adapter fitted.

Shot in daylight 1/500th, f9, ISO 1600



Shot last night 1/500th, f11, ISO 1600



Again last night 1/250th, f11, ISO 400


Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 09/09/2011 - 07:49

nass

Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 09:08
Really really interesting mannesty - especially the top one (to me). Might be interesting for you too - have a look at this moon shot which uses exactly the same lens also at 500 but at f8, 1/160 and on a k-7 and no TC - looks very very similar. I found actually when I tested I ended up getting a slightly better result without tc than with.

One question, there does seem to be a slightly dark halo emerging from the right side of the moon, any idea what that's about?

Thx for posting.

Thx for posting.
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!
Last Edited by nass on 09/09/2011 - 09:10

Mannesty

Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 09:27
Johan, your moon shot is much sharper than mine. Well done.

I had expected that using ISO 1600 on the K5 would produce a better image than this actually.

The dark halo is probably due to Picasa, which is what I use to post to the web. The halo is not visible in Lightroom.

I'll have to resurrect my Flickr account I think and post directly to it from Lightroom.

We'll probably have a clear sky tonight again so I may well have another go without the T/C. The moon is actually not very high at the moment, about 45 degrees from horizontal so there is bound to be some atmospheric influence.

Thanks for your comments.
Peter E Smith

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Mannesty

Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 10:00
A reworking of #1 and uploaded to Flickr.



Peter E Smith

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nass

Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 11:33
Peter, to my eyes this shows your 1600 off very well - mine was 100! And not only that, but I stacked 5 using registax. One day I really must get this K5 thing, dammit
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

pete

Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 12:07
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