New 400 f5.6 L arrived and first images captured

Started Apr 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Moon with the 400 f5.6 L + a Sigma 2x APO teleconverter
In reply to Earthlight, Apr 28, 2012

Okay, so, I tried the sweet 400 with a 2x to see what sort of detail I would get of the moon.

  • Canon 60D, 400 mm f5.6 L, Sigma APO 2x, ISO 640, 1/250s, f11 (full aperture)

  • MLU, cable release, Manfrotto 028B Triman & #029 three way head

  • Live view 10X focus

  • 26 shots, stacked in Registax, tweaked in PS CS5

As to the weather, it was against me... it was windy and the clouds were rolling in. I had to rush it and perhaps did not really get the focus nailed. Some frames were discarded as there was thin cloud in front of the moon... so there is definitely a margin for improvement. The Moon elevation was around 35 degrees.

Here's the whole moon:

Here's a 100% crop to show the detail captured:

I am happy with the initial result. I was happy to see some detail in the Theophilus crater. I should probably invest in a Canon 2x to see what that would get me.

Still in love with this lens.


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