Photographing Neowise with 600mm lens

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Alen K Senior Member • Posts: 1,064
Re: I need the reach

swimswithtrout wrote:

Justme wrote:

I am not sure why people are saying a 600mm lens is too much. I am using a 300mm lens and the comet fills a tiny portion of the frame on a 1.6x crop camera like the 7D MK2.

I can't quite fit the comet in, using a 85mm lens on an APS-c. The tail is 20 deg long...

In my last image set for the comet on the 23rd, the ion tail goes beyond the long dimension of the frame with a 50mm lens on APS-C. That's in just a 30 second exposure at f/2.8 and with the comet's head positioned near the bottom of the vertical frame. I placed it there this time hoping to catch all the ion tail. No dice. That thing is (or was) enormous.

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