Shooting the Moon... (img)

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daddyo Forum Pro • Posts: 12,385
Shooting the Moon... (img)

Well, I'm thoroughly impressed. I went out back last night, and did some shots of the moon using my E-M5, Sigma 50-500mm, Olympus EC14 teleconverter, and the Digital Teleconverter function on my E-M5 engaged.

I actually had to back off from full zoom (2800mm 35mm equivalent) to keep the moon within the frame. So this shot is at a 35mm equivalent of 2380mm. Camera mounted on a tripod with gimbal head, manual focus, and cable release. The wind was pretty gusty, so I left IS 1 on.

This is an uncropped Jpeg image

God Bless,
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Nicely done

It's a great moon shot. Very sharp and considering in the wind at that focal distance, somewhat of an accomplishment.

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Ian Morison Regular Member • Posts: 131
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Congratulations Greg,

that is the best Lunar image that I have ever seen on the forums. I take the Moon quite often with telescopes and have never done better - the brightness and contrast are perfect. I am really impressed!

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Thanks Ian...

Thanks for the nice comment.

What's really pretty amazing is that the atmosphere is a bit hazy here in Texas due to dust from Africa that has made its way across the Atlantic! I shot with AWB, but converted the image to B&W, because the original had an slight orange cast to it from the dust

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mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,094
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A very nice shot indeed.

I have had trouble shooting the moon with the GH2. The shutter vibration seems to blur the image too much. Therefore, I use the electronic shutter burst mode most of the time. It is a greatly reduced resolution and it is not a RAW file. However, it gets pretty good results.

I wonder if the OMD/EM-5 uses a different type of first curtain shutter? I know the Canon cameras use an electronic first curtain shutter and it eliminates this issue completely.

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bidule Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Shooting the Moon... (img)

here is mine from yesterday:
(90mm reflector, 1250 mm equiv)

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Vlad S Veteran Member • Posts: 3,750
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daddyo wrote:

Well, I'm thoroughly impressed. I went out back last night, and did some shots of the moon using my E-M5, Sigma 50-500mm, Olympus EC14 teleconverter, and the Digital Teleconverter function on my E-M5 engaged.

I actually had to back off from full zoom (2800mm 35mm equivalent) to keep the moon within the frame. So this shot is at a 35mm equivalent of 2380mm. Camera mounted on a tripod with gimbal head, manual focus, and cable release. The wind was pretty gusty, so I left IS 1 on.

This is an uncropped Jpeg image

God Bless,
Greg
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Ian Morison Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: Shooting the Moon... (img)

Hi again,

just to say that the fact that it was hazy probably helped! When this is the case, the "seeing" - that is caused by turbulance in the atmosphere - is often very good as the atmosphere is "calm", so single images can be very sharp, as yours. When the sky is "transparent" and faint stars can be seen, the seeing is often very poor. Nights when both are good are very rare indeed.

Cheers,

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Re: Shooting the Moon... (img)

holy crap...

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superb moon shot

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W.C. Green Regular Member • Posts: 400
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Excellent! Was not expecting this great a result when I saw the thread. Very nice!

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That image is nothing short of amazing! TFS!
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Nice, crisp moon shot!
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