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Another Super Moon later than my first
Lens: DA-L 55-300mm Camera: K200D Photo Location: West Chester, OH ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/750s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: kkoether, 05-05-2012, 09:04 PM

Once again this one has been cropped.



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05-06-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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another nice one, the moon is high enough to get out of the pollution it appears. Bob
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Thanks Bob, Yes it was. This one was taken around 11.30 PM EDT. Right around perigee.
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I am not thrilled with my results.

Re: Moon tonight
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My Super moons.
Pentax K-5 with Quantaray 70>300mm at 300mm. Lacking something..
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Pentax K-5 with 600mm Sigma FD mirror lens with adapter for PK. Not very good. These adapters are notorious for degrading quality. The longer the lens the worse the degradation
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For some reason that I can't explain both pictures show the moon as an oval.

Perhaps I should stick with terrestrial photography.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mickeyobe Quote
I am not thrilled with my results. Pentax K-5 with 600mm Sigma FD mirror lens with adapter for PK. Not very good. These adapters are notorious for degrading quality. The longrt the lens the worse the degradation.
Try using the digital zoom to get the precise focus. Centre the moon in the viewfinder then switch on live view. The info button should progressively zoom the image digitally then you can fine tune the focus.
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RobG,

With the FD to PK adapter that I have focus is manual.
Only exposure is automatic and I was not happy with that so I set that manually as well.

The K-5 was set for spot metering which I think should have given me the correct reading but didn't.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mickeyobe Quote
With the FD to PK adapter that I have focus is manual.
So is the adapter on my mirror lens. If you use the digital zoom, you can see the result of critical focus on the sensor itself.

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Only exposure is automatic and I was not happy with that so I set that manually as well. The K-5 was set for spot metering which I think should have given me the correct reading but didn't.
That's odd, but it's worth bracketing with astrophotogaphy anyway.
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WOW!! The second one is ISO 12800, -5 EV, 1/8000 sec.!!! Crank the ISO back down. Mine was taken at ISO 200, 0 EV, 1/500 sec, F8. Also use center point metering so it meters off the moon. High ISO may look good with enough light but in the dark you'll get more noise. I've noticed that on my K200D. Good Luck.

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WOW!! The second one is ISO 12800, -5 EV, 1/8000 sec.!!! Crank the ISO back down. Mine was taken at ISO 200, 0 EV, 1/500 sec, F8. Also use center point metering so it meters off the moon. High ISO may look good with enough light but in the dark you'll get more noise. I've noticed that on my K200D. Good Luck.
Yes, that sort of ISO setting will do it. I didn't check the EXIF data.
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When I saw I was not getting the results I expected with the settings I assumed would work well I started changing them.
Frankly, I was floundering.
I think that the Quantaray picture is not so terribly terrible though.
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