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The man in the moon

Taken this evening with the EM-5, Tokina 300 f/2.8 and x2 converter.



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Re: The man in the moon

great results from that Tokina lens Huw. You should be very pleased with shots like this!
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Re: The man in the moon

The new lens is looking good. I'd try a less tight crop, it looks like the shadowed part of the moon is touching the top of the frame.
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Re: The man in the moon

Very nice detail indeed.
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Re: The man in the moon

Thanks Jon and David, yes the Tokina is a lovely bit of kit and importantly it seems to be quite capable. A bit on the soft side wide open (but still useful), at f/4 its performing very nicely indeed.
Tried a different crop as you suggested David.
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Re: The man in the moon

A good way of testing a long lens by comparing the results to previous moon shots, Huw.
This looks good but lacks the detail of my 12-60mm Mars shot.
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Re: The man in the moon

Thats a lovely crisp moon shot. You must be pleased with that lens.
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Re: The man in the moon

Looking good! Congrats on the new lens Huw! I hope to see lots of photos taken with it and a detailed test report some day. A jealous Falk ...
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Re: The man in the moon

Looking good Huw!

I'm glad to see you are getting your photos up then.

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Re: The man in the moon

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A good way of testing a long lens by comparing the results to previous moon shots, Huw.
This looks good but lacks the detail of my 12-60mm Mars shot.
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Re: The man in the moon

Most of the big telephotos I've used over the years were better a stop down,

If you want a 300mm that's crisp at f/2.8 try finding a Nikkor 300mm f/2. ;D

P$. They're very rare and will make the Tokina look tiny.
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Re: The man in the moon

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Taken this evening with the EM-5, Tokina 300 f/2.8 and x2 converter.



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Great stuff Huw.

I looked for the moon last evening to do likewise, but it was covered by cloud.

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Re: The man in the moon

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A good way of testing a long lens by comparing the results to previous moon shots, Huw.
This looks good but lacks the detail of my 12-60mm Mars shot.
Good point Mark however it does appear to be performing more than well enough for me
I'll give ground on your image though, the investment required to be in a position to capture such is simply out of reach of most Earth dwellers

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Thats a lovely crisp moon shot. You must be pleased with that lens.
Thanks Phill, yes so far so good with this old school lens

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Looking good! Congrats on the new lens Huw! I hope to see lots of photos taken with it and a detailed test report some day. A jealous Falk ...
Thanks Falk, yes I'm sure this lens will get a regular work out. Detailed test results... he he, I hope you're joking though I might get around to some test images at different apertures at some point
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Re: The man in the moon

Nice shot, starting to believe the old tribes who believed taking photographs stole their soul as since you posted this the moon has not appeared in my part of the sky!
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Re: The man in the moon

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Looking good Huw!

I'm glad to see you are getting your photos up then.

Thanks Ross, it's a fun lens to use
This is the first image I've been able to post since my troubles accessing the site. I'm still unable to display images by linking off site though.

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Most of the big telephotos I've used over the years were better a stop down,

If you want a 300mm that's crisp at f/2.8 try finding a Nikkor 300mm f/2. ;D

P$. They're very rare and will make the Tokina look tiny.
Thanks but no thanks David, this one's plenty big enough for me

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Great stuff Huw.

I looked for the moon last evening to do likewise, but it was covered by cloud.

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Thanks for your kind comment Barr1e, I will keep a look out for your next Moon image
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