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Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

Lovely moon tonight and i was itching to try the DTC with the 75-300 lens. I used MF for all shots. First one handheld MF without DTC for comparison. For some reason it's just short of 300. Touched up in LR and cropped. None of them are mono but i did drop the saturation.





This one is mounted on a tripod with IBIS off. All following images share the same exif and identical tweaking in LR as the one above. DTC is on and the cropping is only slight so it's the same size as above. Looks like i didn't drop the saturation as far as the others on this one.






Just for interest this one was tripod mounted with IBIS on. Sharpness looks ok.

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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

You've got the hang of those moon shots, it looks great.
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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

This is as sharp as this lens will go at 300mm and dtc on.


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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

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You've got the hang of those moon shots, it looks great.
Thanks Conor.

I'm surprised these results are possible without a scope and on just a consumer lens. With the DTC this is 1200mm though which is 24x(?) mag uncropped.
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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

Pete they are pretty impressive moon shots. Looks like that lens is going to go on my Christmas list. Shame it's not going to be this Christmas though
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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

Good results Pete.

By coincidence I was doing the same thing tonight.

Here's one of mine with the E-M5 hand held, also using the 75-300mm and DTC. Similar result I think. Please say if you'd prefer I didn't put it in your thread and I'll remove it.



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Good results Pete.

By coincidence I was doing the same thing tonight.

Here's one of mine with the E-M5 hand held, also using the 75-300mm and DTC. Similar result I think. Please say if you'd prefer I didn't put it in your thread and I'll remove it.
Nice sharpness PB . Similar results overall. Notable differences in PP. I opted to lower highlights, bump up exposure a wee bit, raised clarity substantially (by about 30), and sharpened. That was about it. Raising the clarity was quite striking, i would recommend that.

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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

Hello Pete and PB, these shots are excellent, I'll have to try the DTC out as I have never used it. The shadows in the craters are brilliant.
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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

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Nice sharpness PB . Similar results overall. Notable differences in PP. I opted to lower highlights, bump up exposure a wee bit, raised clarity substantially (by about 30), and sharpened. That was about it. Raising the clarity was quite striking, i would recommend that.

Thanks Pete.
I use DxO Optics Pro which works somewhat differently to LR. I also lowered highlights and increased exposure. DxO does not have a "clarity" function but has " micro contrast" which gives similar results. I'm presently experimenting with the latest version of DxO in which the characteristics of "micro contrast" have been altered so probably need to experiment a bit more.

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Hello Pete and PB, these shots are excellent, I'll have to try the DTC out as I have never used it. The shadows in the craters are brilliant.
Hi Jim.
The DTC actually works very well on the new cameras. In the past cameras which apparently had this feature have simply made a crop of the centre of the image which of course degrades the image somewhat. This new facility also crops but additionally in producing the in-camera JPEG it "upscales" back to the original number of pixels. As I normally only "shoot raw" I have to remember to set the camera to "raw + JPEG" when using the DTC.

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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

no co-incidence here - Pete's post prompted me to get the tripod out to shoot the moon for the first time in years so I hope he's happy for this on here too.
I don't have that lens (unfortunately) so put an old Tamron SP reflex on the front and shot manually.
OV's crashing this poor PC so it was camera-phone-flickr-here with just the selection of the poster filter to give it a little punch. Nothing like Pete's last version - that's stunning.

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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

Thanks Photo Owl, and welcome to the moon (thread) . Nice shot. Judging by the angle of the moon i took mine first (around 5:30pm iirc), then Peter, and yours the latest .

Interesting to see the green colour shift i referred to in my other moon thread. Likely, i assume due to the great distance from light source to sensor. I found it best to convert to mono however, in the above shots i just desaturated until the moment the CA disappears.

It's been fun photographing the moon, couldn't do it all night i'd go mad, but for a few minutes and six short bursts i'm pleased with the shots.
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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

Nice shoots Pete, Pete and Photo Owl, it seems we were all up to the same thing this evening, funny that
I've posted a couple in a different thread
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Thanks Photo Owl, and welcome to the moon (thread)

thank you for prompting me to get up out of a comfortable chair and photograph something!

it's one of the best parts of this particular forum; now back to working out where Skye is and how to get there..........
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Re: Tonights moon with 75-300mm + DTC

From tonight.

Just thought i'd post this. Again with the 75-300 + DTC. I tried to get something sharper, pushed this lens as far as i could. This time on a heavyweight tripod and even used 1 second aftershock (just as a timer really). Also tried ISO100 but none of those were as good as the ISO200s that i took.

1/400 f6.7 iso200. Aperture priority, spot metering.
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