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09-11-2014, 04:43 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Show me your ......MOON !

Hi!
Recently I've noticed many full moon photos , I myself took my first one last year (with DSLR, because my *very* first one , from back in 1997 , taken with Kodak Gold, Zenith and borrowed 300mm russian lens was rather pathetic ) and this year I acquired for that another, longer lens.

After seeing those amazing photos I got out and took a shot which I share below. It has already been posted in 300mm + lens club thread, but here it is x-posted below.

Now my intention for this thread was to share all moon photos - or let me be more specific, photos in which the Moon is pictured as a MAIN SUBJECT.
Eligible is *ANY* phase of Moon - NOT ONLY FULL MOON!
Also I wanted to see how Moon is looking like from other places in the world. So please , when posting in this thread write also the following :

LOCATION : Country , City e.g. UK, London
DATE : Full date, or as close as possible, when YOU took your shot - e.g. 10.09.2014 ( If you don't remember - write '~' and as accurate detail as possible e.g. ~ 05.1997 )
CAMERA : if you remember e.g. Pentax K10D
LENS : if you remember - also if any teleconverter was used e.g. Pentax SMC-K 300mm + x2 Pentax-A converter
SETTINGS : ISO (if applicable FILM), shutter, aperture, TRIPOD ? REMOTE ? 2-sec ? - e.g. ISO 200, 1/200th , f8 , tripod + 2-sec

This way we can have some more details , adding some extra context to every show . Hopefully this will become a popular thread with many shots of this remarkable celestial body

Here is my contribution :

LOCATION : UK, London
DATE : 10 /09 /2014
CAMERA : Pentax K-01
LENS : Vivitar TX 400mm f5.6 + X2 Pentax-A converter
SETTINGS : ISO 400, 1/125th , f8.0 , tripod + 2-sec




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I like the idea to compare moons from different parts of globe.
Here is mine.

Location : near Miami, Florida.
Date: September 10, 2014, around 11pm -12 am

Canon SL1, Tele-Takumar 200mm f.5.6 preset
ISO100, 1/60, aperture don't remember exactly, around 16 or 22, spot metering, on tripod.


edited for the matching date with OP's picture.


It's interesting that my moon is not full any more- time difference.
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QuoteOriginally posted by micromacro Quote
I like the idea to compare moons from different parts of globe. Here is mine. Location : near Miami, Florida. Date: September 10, 2014, around 11pm -12 am Canon SL1, Tele-Takumar 200mm f.5.6 preset ISO100, 1/60, aperture don't remember exactly, around 16 or 22, spot metering, on tripod. edited for the matching date with OP's picture. It's interesting that my moon is not full any more- time difference.
Glad you like the idea !! I am really curious of those different moon views from all over the world ! I noticed that you've edited the date - please put the date when you TOOK your shot - this way we build an interesting base of entries of Moon from specific location and date and time. I already can see from your photo how different Moon looked from the US - and I like your shot a lot - just I think you've lost some sharpness after diffraction settled in. When I was taking shots my best results were at f8 - after that every stop down the IQ was worse ! This way I thin you could go down with aperture - to maybe f11 or even f8 - and UP with shutter speed - by alot ! And that would reduce any possible camera shake - which is definitely a huge factor. I took about 6-7 different shots , and guess what ! Most of them had various degree of camera shake !! Even though I had sturdy tripod and 2-sec mirror lock !
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QuoteOriginally posted by manntax Quote
edited the date - please put the date when you TOOK your shot - this way we build an interesting base of entries of Moon from specific location and date and time. I already can see from your photo how different Moon looked from the US - and I like your shot a lot - just I think you've lost some sharpness after diffraction settled in. When I was taking shots my best results were at f8 - after that every stop down the IQ was worse ! This way I thin you could go down with aperture - to maybe f11 or even f8 - and UP with shutter speed - by alot ! And that would reduce any possible camera shake - which is definitely a huge factor. I took about 6-7 different shots , and guess what ! Most of them had various degree of camera shake !! Even though I had sturdy tripod and 2-sec mirror lock !
The first shot I posted was from 9/9/2014. We have 5 hours time difference, so it was about 2-3 am in London of Sep.10.

Then I realized you posted your shot from Sep.10, and I changed mine as well taken on Sep10, but actually it was taken at 4-5 am of Sep 11 for London time.
Yep, the first shot was closer in time to your moon.

I just started moon photography, and yep, I closed the aperture too much. Thanks, the next time I will try your settings. I did use tripod and 2 sec mirror lock as well.

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The view from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.


Solstice Moon
Date: 2013.06.22
Exp: ISO80, 1/250s, f/8?, 600mm
Camera: K-5
Lens: Tam 75-300/4.5~5.6 + Vivitar 2x TC


Go Boldly
Date: 2011?
Camera: K20D
Lens: Tam 70-200/2.8 + Vivitar 2x TC
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Solstice Moon Date: 2013.06.22 Exp: ISO80, 1/250s, f/8?, 600mm Camera: K-5 Lens: Tam 75-300/4.5~5.6 + Vivitar 2x TC
QuoteOriginally posted by Venturi Quote
Go Boldly Date: 2011? Camera: K20D Lens: Tam 70-200/2.8 + Vivitar 2x TC
Pretty amazing details there with those zoom lenses and X2 teleconverters !!! Congratulation !

Here is one more from day or two after the recent full moon - I went extreme : 1200mm - the size of the moon was pretty much filling the frame ( with little margins on top and bottom ) :

LOCATION :UK, London
DATE : 13/09/2014 01:08 AM
CAMERA : K-01
LENS : Meyer 300 F4 + 2 teleconverters ( X2 KA + X2 Vivitar ) ( YES ! 1200 mm :P )
SETTINGS : ISO 400, F8, 1/50th, Tripod + 2-sec, spot metering


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Artificial vs natural lighting.

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K5 with Tamron 70-200 handheld
f11, ISO 800, 1/200



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Thanks to all who participated in last round

Here's yet another full Moon , and yet another shot from me - this time with my K10D + Meyer 300mm + 2 teleconverters

LOCATION
:UK, London
DATE : 08/10/2014 00:08 AM
CAMERA : K10D
LENS : Meyer 300 F4 + 2 teleconverters ( X2 + X1.4 ) ( ~ 840 mm :P )
SETTINGS : ISO 320, F11, 1/60th, Tripod + 2-sec, spot metering




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So, are we ready for tomorrow? I hope clouds will go away tomorrow morning.
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So, are we ready for tomorrow? I hope clouds will go away tomorrow morning.
I think I already had my chance this month to take a full moon shot. But for you guys , from other continents - there still might be time to get ready. Anyway I will be trying to get a half-moon later on, because I have the feeling that this would render much nicer and detailed image. Also K10D with 10MP seems a bit less viable for this kind of shooting - allows much less cropping and this difference in resolution puts my K-01 in favour , so will stick to it. I also have several x2 converters and I really need to get them all and test one by one and in pairs to find the best possible combination for extreme reach...
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Well, not much luck with blood moon. Too cloudy. The best I could get. Could not compromise ISO much.



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K-3 Novoflex 600mm and uncropped
1s at ISO1600 f8 +0.3ev comp
This was at totality so very dark. Used live view for locating and focus. 2 second timer and tripod. Luckily, no cloud and almost no light pollution in this part of the world.
Bamaga, Far North Queensland 9.21pm 8/10/2014
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Pentax Q + P-K Adapter + Sigma 100-300mm f4.5-6.7 dl @ 300mm. ISO 125. Uncropped. Windy tonight, even on a tripod.

Location: Canberra, Australia.
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Well, not much luck with blood moon. Too cloudy. The best I could get. Could not compromise ISO much.
1st one is just superb ! I never managed to grab a shot like this with surrounding clouds being highlighted by the moon... well, next time maybe I'll manage

QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
K-3 Novoflex 600mm and uncropped 1s at ISO1600 f8 +0.3ev comp This was at totality so very dark. Used live view for locating and focus. 2 second timer and tripod. Luckily, no cloud and almost no light pollution in this part of the world. Bamaga, Far North Queensland 9.21pm 8/10/2014
Fantastic - and the colour is outstanding ! Here in Europe I think we will get the chance 2015 April if am right. Thanks for sharing this great shots !

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Pentax Q + P-K Adapter + Sigma 100-300mm f4.5-6.7 dl @ 300mm. ISO 125. Uncropped. Windy tonight, even on a tripod. Location: Canberra, Australia.
Wow the Australian surely got their share of that bloody moon this month ! Thanks for providing all details - I am sure some more fans of Q cameras will step in sooner or later. The mangifications achievable are stunning !


Guys - thank you for keeping the thread packed with great photos of this magnificent celestial body !!
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Here's what i got before the clouds came in:


SMC Pentax 400/5.6 + Promaster 2X T.C. @ f/8,1/125", ISO100 ~ 75% crop


SMC Pentax 400/5.6 @ f/8,1/500", ISO100, 100% crop


SMC Pentax 400/5.6 @ f/11,1/500", ISO400, 100% crop
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