Supermoon with older camera :-( Eos 1d mark 111 and 1120mm lens

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Newspaper photog
Junior MemberPosts: 29
Like?
Supermoon with older camera :-( Eos 1d mark 111 and 1120mm lens
May 7, 2012

I wish I had a 1Dx or a 5D Mark111...The moon was very yellow and reddish. My camera was set at 2500 asa/iso, and my settings were 1/160th of a second at F8. I used an 800mm lens with a 1.4x extender, making the lens a whopping 1120mm. I used a Canon EOS 1D Mark 111. The photo at the bottom was a "just missed" a few minutes before the "hit." The problems I encountered led to a soft photo, that is, not as sharp as one would hope. When the moon is so "young" in its infancy (24 minutes after rising), there is a lot of moisture and earth pollution in between it and my lens. Also, the jet is moving very fast and I am only at 1/160th of a second due to the limitations of such a large lens. All in all I was happy to have watched this. Please see my website pictureboston.com for another in the series. Thanks.

-- hide signature --

Newspaper photog

Canon EOS 5D Canon EOS-1D
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow