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Re: Astro Photos

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Excellent detail. How many images for that one?
Only one! No stacking . The lens is superb.
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Re: Astro Photos

Wow what a great shot. Must have been a one off
You've certainly got it performing very well already. I've been toying with getting the Pany 100-400 but maybe I should reconsider and save up some more?
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Wow what a great shot. Must have been a one off
You've certainly got it performing very well already. I've been toying with getting the Pany 100-400 but maybe I should reconsider and save up some more?
I looked at the Pany also.
It's a great lens but the thing that convinced me to go for the Oly 300 was the sync stabilisation with the Oly body's stabilisation. I have really shaky hands but to hand hold a 820mm FF equivalent lens (with mc14) and take a tack sharp pic is just amazing.
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Re: Astro Photos

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The clouds have cleared !

Just got a new lens and wanted to give it a try.

[IMG][/IMG]

I am very pleased with what it can do.
300mm with MC14 Teleconverter.
Just stepped outside to have a look here... slightly wispy cloud cover so can't get anywhere near what you've just done, but wow what a photo!
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That shot wasn't hand held surely
If it was those little IS elves were certainly working well.
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That shot wasn't hand held surely
If it was those little IS elves were certainly working well.
Have to be honest it was on a tripod. I have taken some hand held shots of things and the Sync IS focus lock on is super.
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Re: Astro Photos

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The clouds have cleared !

Just got a new lens and wanted to give it a try.

[IMG]

I am very pleased with what it can do.
300mm with MC14 Teleconverter.
Yes that is superb shot of the moon.

My criteria for a great shot is when you can see the Alpinian Valley. Its a 79 mile long and 3 mile wide valley. If you can see that, you have made a very detailed shot.

Must be a really good lens and also very good technique if I may say so.

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Re: Astro Photos

Is it just visible in Dave's image on the upper lhs or am I looking at the wrong bit?
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Is it just visible in Dave's image on the upper lhs or am I looking at the wrong bit?
Think this is the Apinian Valley ( might be wrong)

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Re: Astro Photos

Yes that's the one...........

Actually called the Alpine Valley.

If you can see that on your photo, then (IMHO) you got a great detailed shot.

On my 8" scope its quite evident, but with telephoto lens, its not always clear for a variety of reasons.

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Yes that's what I had spotted. Now to get the scope out and have a look for it myself. Not tonight though unless a miracle happens with the weather.
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Re: Astro Photos

It was a good moon last month but rather than try with the 40-150 F/2.8+1.4xTC or the 75-300 F/4.8-F/6.7, both of which are a bit lacking in focal length, I went back to my OM fit Vivitar Series 100-500 F/5.6-F/8...with the MC14, an OM fit 2xTC, and both! With both I did have to reign in the zoom a bit though just to fit the moon in the frame.

The Vivitar did well for a 30 year old lens. Not as crisp and detailed as the modern lenses but the extra usable pixels in the image meant that there was more to play with when it came to looking at then images later. The OM fit 2x TC from Tora was outperformed by the modern Oly MC14 as was to be expected but it did well.

Manual focus of course and hand held leaning against the window frame from the top floor of the house (to clear the trees) just to add to the difficulty.



700mm (using the MC14) 1/320s


About 1120mm I think (OM 2xTC + MC14) 1/800s
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Re: Astro Photos

I completely missed the existence of this excellent thread when I started the Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread back in December 2017. Since there is so little temporal overlap, it would seem to make sense to join them into a single Communal Astro Photography thread.


It would be even better if Admin could make it 'sticky'
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