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Old 05-06-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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"Super moon"


While not aquarium related, hopefully this is in the right place...

I just recently got my first DSLR, a Pentax K2000, and tonight got to test it out using an old manual Sigma telephoto lens that was my mother's back from the 35mm K1000 film days.

I had a bit of a photo session with the moon while I experimented with different settings to get a good shot (it's been a long while since I used a "real" camera (I used an Olympus OM-1) with manual control). I think this one is my favorite of the evening, cropped it up to get more moon but other than that it is untouched (other than being converted from RAW):



And the uncropped version:



I hope you got to enjoy the moon tonight as well!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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I just took some as well. Here is one from a few months ago.

Don't forget to snap some of the total eclipse on August 21, 2017 at 1:15. Now that will be worth it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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I just took some as well. Here is one from a few months ago.

Don't forget to snap some of the total eclipse on August 21, 2017 at 1:15. Now that will be worth it.
Nice shot!

I would put that in my calendar but I'm sure I'll have a different phone by then, heh. Hmm, I wonder where I will be 5 years from now? Hopefully I'll see it on the news and remember to get outside, lol.

I was thankful the clouds we had today left and I was actually able to see the moon. Usually when there is something cool happening around here we miss out due to the pesky clouds!
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Times like this when I miss my 500mm lens that I had for a few weeks before I sold it... Even this is only about 1/8 of the frame so 500mm while long, still not long enough


February 9, 2009: Snow Moon by ChyLn, on Flickr
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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Times like this when I miss my 500mm lens that I had for a few weeks before I sold it... Even this is only about 1/8 of the frame so 500mm while long, still not long enough


February 9, 2009: Snow Moon by ChyLn, on Flickr
Awesome shot, fantastic clarity

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #6
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Nice! There was some guy taking pictures through a telescope, using a cell phone cam. Came out great too!
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #7
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Great pics. Here is mine with a 200mm. Was pretty cool seeing how this pic was so much more detailed than anything i took before. Guess it was quite a bit closer and brighter.

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:20 AM   #8
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Okay, seriously guys. Its 2012, and we still have no color pictures of the moon. We can do better than that.
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Okay, seriously guys. Its 2012, and we still have no color pictures of the moon. We can do better than that.
Yeah, give it an Andy Warhol or something
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:17 AM   #10
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Wanted to take pics, but it was covered by clouds here.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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http://youtu.be/n8RtgkjJlxo

Heliview of super moon over Cape Town Lion's Head.



Credit to Dirk Tolken.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #12
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Those are some wicked shots!

@mot how did you get that quality in the shot?

I myself have a 200mm lens... and my shot looks similar to the OP.

I didn't get to take any photos that night, the Avengers came first... haha.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #13
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Thanks Artixan - I was amazed at the detail and the only thing I can attribute it to is that it truly was a "super moon".

The settings were as follows on that shot

Canon 60D
Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens
focal length: 200mm
ISO: 100
Apeture: F4
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec

I took other shots with varied apertures, iso and shutter speeds but this one came out the best, though they were all pretty similar.
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