Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-14-2019, 07:30 AM - 1 Like   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2017
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 519
Soligor 450mm F8 - Moon Shot

Last night, I had (for the first time in awhile) a somewhat clear sky. It was still ice-crystal hazy overhead, but I managed to get a few of the gibbous moon (such as attached). After dehazing in LR, I was pretty pleased with the outcome. This was taken with a Soligor 450mm, which I got a few months ago. Before I read the warning about dropping out the iris by accident...I dropped out the iris, by accident. So, it's essentially an open tube. Still, I got the lens for about $20 (with shipping), so I think it's well worth the price.

Attached Images
 
02-14-2019, 07:48 AM - 1 Like   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,491
Nice results.
02-14-2019, 07:50 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2017
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 519
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Nice results.
Thanks, Unc!
02-15-2019, 07:00 AM - 1 Like   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
MossyRocks's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Minnesota
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,793
Nice one. What were your settings?

If you took a pile of them you may want to play a bit with stacking them and see what you can then bring out using RegiStax wavelet editing.
At $20 almost any lens is worth playing around with. This reminds me that I should bust out that cheap teleastanar 400mm f/6.3 I picked up for $25 at a pawn shop a couple years ago and shoot the moon with it as I have mostly ignored it. My technique and ability in shooting the moon has improved substantially in the time so it might be fun to use.

02-15-2019, 07:54 AM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2017
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 519
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by MossyRocks Quote
Nice one. What were your settings?

If you took a pile of them you may want to play a bit with stacking them and see what you can then bring out using RegiStax wavelet editing.
At $20 almost any lens is worth playing around with. This reminds me that I should bust out that cheap teleastanar 400mm f/6.3 I picked up for $25 at a pawn shop a couple years ago and shoot the moon with it as I have mostly ignored it. My technique and ability in shooting the moon has improved substantially in the time so it might be fun to use.
Mossy, I think they were 450mm; F8; ISO 800; 1/125th.

I figured you knew the first two, but it's old habit.
02-18-2019, 07:42 AM - 1 Like   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
MossyRocks's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Minnesota
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,793
You could bring the ISO down to 200 or 400 and up the shutter speed to 1/200 (something close to this) or 1/400 (something close to this) and get some improvement in image quality. With how the skies are around me where the air is fairly clean and when the clouds have gone away there is very little humidity I would probably shorten up the shutter speed another stop and go with f/8, ISO 200, and 1/400s off of a tripod or f/8, ISO 400 and 1/800s handheld. You will get a better dynamic range and not blow the highlights
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
450mm, 450mm f8 moon, iris, k-mount, moon, pentax lens, slr lens, soligor, soligor 450mm f8
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax 150-450mm + Pentax Convertor 1.4 gerardbaron Pentax K-1 17 11-26-2018 07:37 PM
Soligor / Tamron 450mm F8 T-Mount jawats Repairs and Warranty Service 17 11-17-2018 11:33 AM
Lens Case for 150-450mm caddo_pentax_fan Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 07-30-2018 04:15 PM
K01/Tamron 500 f8 Mirror Test Shot DDoram Pentax K-01 2 06-11-2013 04:12 AM
Night How do I get a clear moon shot in long exposure shot? LFLee Post Your Photos! 11 09-26-2011 08:04 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:57 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top