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The Eclipse from Oz
Lens: ProOptic 500mm mirror Camera: K7 Photo Location: Canberra, Australia ISO: 400 
Posted By: RobG, 12-21-2010, 04:15 AM


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12-21-2010, 04:45 AM   #2
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Pretty sharp for mirror captures mate.
Then the metamorphosis of the eclipsed moon in series.. well done.
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Pretty sharp for mirror captures mate.
Then the metamorphosis of the eclipsed moon in series.. well done.
Thanks! The mirror is actually sharper than the 55-300 IMO. The best way to focus in this situation was to put the camera in live mode then hit the info button to zoom in, then focus. Even so, the exact focus was very hard to get right. Here's some video I took, also with the K7;


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Nice job - thanks for posting these.

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They are great. I also took some from out my back paddock where I have a clear view. Had settings wrong to start with
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love that 1st shot rob..... superb capture, dave m
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I also really like that first shot. Nicely done.
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Great first shot... kinda looks surreal!

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Wonderful shots. Love the video also.
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That first shot is really an eye-catcher! You hardly ever see an eclipse with the ground, always just the moon up in the sky all alone... This shot really ties it with the landscape!

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They are great. I also took some from out my back paddock where I have a clear view. Had settings wrong to start with
Sorry to hear that you had settings issues. I tried HDR, but under the circumstances, I don't think it helped. One of the problems with HDR on the K7 is that you can't combine it with a self timer, so a cable release is essential under these circumstances. Even so, the 2 second self timer would be nice to get the mirror up before the image is captured. Thinking about it now, one way around it would be to use the live view to ensure that there's no mirror vibration. A cable release is still needed though!

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love that 1st shot rob..... superb capture, dave m
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I also really like that first shot. Nicely done.
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Great first shot... kinda looks surreal!
Thanks! I really like that first image as well, and I'm glad I managed to catch it. Until the moon rose above the hill, I wasn't sure where in the eastern sky it would actually appear!

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Wonderful shots. Love the video also.
Thanks! I took a sequence of interval timed images which I also want to assemble into video to see the effect.
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That first shot is really an eye-catcher! You hardly ever see an eclipse with the ground, always just the moon up in the sky all alone... This shot really ties it with the landscape!
You're right - in this case I was actually lucky that the eclipse coincided with moonrise and sunset in my part of the world. Here's another image of the moon close to the hill.



DA 55-300, 300mm, f5.8, 1/50s, ISO 400, spot metering. -0.7EV

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