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08-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #1021
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08-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #1022
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QuoteOriginally posted by buly Quote
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Nice work buly. What lens did you use?
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Nice work buly. What lens did you use?
Thanks... its an m42 mount lens Quantaray 70-210mm f/4.0-f/5.6 Zoom Lens w/ Macro Focusalso had a 2x converter on it.

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I missed the full moon Sunday due to overcast, but went out last night to take pictures. There was lightning very close to the moon, but unfortunately it had moved before I got set up, and I ended up just getting some wider angle shots with lighting and the moon (using my K-3).

I then started taking pictures of the moon with my DA* 300 + Q10. I realized there was a flight path right in front, and i was thinking it would be really cool to get a picture of a plane in front of the moon. I then saw a plane that seemed to have the perfect trajectory. I verified everything and low and behold - the plane flew right in front of the moon. And OF COURSE my IR remote wouldn't trigger the Q10, and I missed it by half a second Oh - what could have been

Of course even if the camera had responded, chance of the plane being right where it needed would be pretty small. ALso I am not sure the 1/200 sec shutter speed would have been fast enough to freeze the plane. I switched to my K-3, and set to hight speed, but every plane after that was way wide.

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QuoteOriginally posted by HenrikDK Quote
And OF COURSE my IR remote wouldn't trigger the Q10, and I missed it by half a second
Bother. I have had many a frustrating miss from the same cause. I suppose everyone in this thread has.
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So here is my missed shot of the year - this is the exhaust of the plane that I missed last night - now if only the Q could do High speed in Raw (say 5 pictures per sec) I might have caught it. Ricoh - are you listening?!
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HenrikDk, nice moon shot. If you got a shot of the aircraft, you could combine them in post processing. Sometimes I wonder if my Q has a rear remote sensor. Seems like it is hooked to an inner roulette wheel. You just never know when there will be a winner.

If you put Q on bracketing and set it to +- .03 the Q will shoot 3 shots Raw very quickly.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
HenrikDk, nice moon shot. If you got a shot of the aircraft, you could combine them in post processing. Sometimes I wonder if my Q has a rear remote sensor. Seems like it is hooked to an inner roulette wheel. You just never know when there will be a winner.

If you put Q on bracketing and set it to +- .03 the Q will shoot 3 shots Raw very quickly.

thanks for sharing
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Good info.

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I'll throw a moon shot in too:

Pentax Q, k-q adapter, Promaster 1.7x tc, Sigma 400 F5.6 - equivalent to 3808mm

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Everything east of Copernicus is in focus but the west isn't. i kind of see this a lot. What's the deal? Does it have to do with angle of incidence? It's a cool shot nonetheless. I wish my 55-300mm could do this.
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You never heard that Pink Floyd album 'The Blurry Side of the Moon?'
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Moon shots always look sharpest along the terminator because of the much higher contrast.
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Everything east of Copernicus is in focus but the west isn't. i kind of see this a lot. What's the deal? Does it have to do with angle of incidence? It's a cool shot nonetheless. I wish my 55-300mm could do this.
When you focus (as I am sure you know if you tried it) the moon is just a big white blown-out blob on the LCD screen. I can see a little bit of of texture around the edge - sometimes - but that is the only place you have anything to focus on. Also the focus is extremly sensitive. When i did it the other day I was actually wondering if the field-of-depth were narrow enough that the front of the moon might be a little out of focus. I dismissed it since I just assumed the distance was great enough the whole moon would be in focus, but maybe not? Even if you backfocus slightly I have a hard time imagining the front of the moon would be out of focus, while the side is not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by HenrikDK Quote
When you focus (as I am sure you know if you tried it) the moon is just a big white blown-out blob on the LCD screen. I can see a little bit of of texture around the edge - sometimes - but that is the only place you have anything to focus on. Also the focus is extremly sensitive. When i did it the other day I was actually wondering if the field-of-depth were narrow enough that the front of the moon might be a little out of focus. I dismissed it since I just assumed the distance was great enough the whole moon would be in focus, but maybe not? Even if you backfocus slightly I have a hard time imagining the front of the moon would be out of focus, while the side is not.
That has been my thought whenever I've tried as well.
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Good point; the moon may be very distant but then it's a rather large object. Distance from earth to moon is roughly 250 times the moon's radius.

However, if that were the issue in the photo above, you would see a sharp band on the left side of the moon also (same distance as the right side). Whereas in fact you can see cyan fringing in many places, suggesting a simple case of slightly missed focus.
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