Superzoom Moon Contest

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OutsideTheMatrix Senior Member • Posts: 6,520
Superzoom Moon Contest

In this contest are the Nikon P900 at 2000mm EFL, the Olympus EM10 Mark 2 at 1200mm EFL (with 2x digital TC) and the Fuji HS50 at 1400mm EFL (with 1.4x TC) and 2000mm EFL (with 2x TC).  I have a 1.7x physical teleconverter but I didn't get better results with it than using the digital version.  That might be a handholding issue, since in a day time test it did better than either the 1.4x or 2x digital teleconverter.  The moon was high up between 4 am and 6 am here and I was forced to sit on the ground and shoot upwards.  Oh well.

This is the Oly with the 2x digital TC.  If you expand this to 1:1 you'll see really good crater detail (lower right).

This is also really good from the Nikon P900 at full zoom.

Fuji results were more mixed and I had a difficult time choosing the best one, so I will just post my top few.

1.4x TC (1400mm)

2.0x TC (2000mm)

besides the first Fuji HS50 image which was with 1.4x IDZ, the others are all with 2x IDZ (2000mm EFL)

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 OutsideTheMatrix's gear list:OutsideTheMatrix's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus PEN E-PL6 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R +6 more
Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus OM-D E-M10
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