First shots with the RIV and 200-600

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Veloster75 Contributing Member • Posts: 883
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Very pleased with the setup. In comparing my shots with  my former Z7 and Sigma 60-600, the Sony setup is much crisper looking. Three shots cropped. There's no substitute for MP's.

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1Dx4me Senior Member • Posts: 7,853
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great shots, some of the best! yes indeed, load of MP give you great latitude for cropping as your shots exhibit that

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Thanks for posting, good application for MPs.

Did you try using the pixel shift?

Or is the moon moving too fast for this?

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nice work!

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Adam2 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,861
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Yes, nice moon shots and the 200-600 is a solid lens with the a7riv when shooting full frame, static objects.  On BIF and distant subjects, it's not so hot with this body.

noel2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,025
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Veloster75 wrote:

Very pleased with the setup. In comparing my shots with my former Z7 and Sigma 60-600, the Sony setup is much crisper looking. Three shots cropped. There's no substitute for MP's.

Very good for a 200-600 zoom.

In comparison, one taken with a 5" F:8.1 Takahashi Apochromat (and Pentax K-1) - which is optically just about as good as you can get for that range.

The zoom is very good at 600.

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1Dx4me Senior Member • Posts: 7,853
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noel2 wrote:

Very good for a 200-600 zoom.

In comparison, one taken with a 5" F:8.1 Takahashi Apochromat (and Pentax K-1) - which is optically just about as good as you can get for that range.

The zoom is very good at 600.

this shot is one of the best i have seen when enlarged! sharp and the detail is excellent, especially at 1000mm. what type of tripod did you, if i may ask?

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noel2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,025
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A Takahashi 200 equatorial mount. Very stable - but at such short exposures it does not have to be equatorial.

The Takahashi apochromat (25 years old...) consists of just two elements - one of which is Calcium fluoride (CaF2). The chromatic aberration correction is remarkable.

I have heared that those lenses are no longer allowed in some countries because of the Fluorine...

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1Dx4me Senior Member • Posts: 7,853
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noel2 wrote:

A Takahashi 200 equatorial mount. Very stable - but at such short exposures it does not have to be equatorial.

The Takahashi apochromat (25 years old...) consists of just two elements - one of which is Calcium fluoride (CaF2). The chromatic aberration correction is remarkable.

I have heared that those lenses are no longer allowed in some countries because of the Fluorine...

noel2, i shoot strictly canon gear and canon lenses, especially the big white primes have both fluorite elements and fluorine coating on their front and rear elements and doesn't seem to be an issue here in the States   i absolutely love the lenses that have fluorite elements because they produce incredible photos with amazing micro contrast and color rendition!!!

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Serguei Palto Regular Member • Posts: 430
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Veloster75 wrote:

Very pleased with the setup. In comparing my shots with my former Z7 and Sigma 60-600, the Sony setup is much crisper looking. Three shots cropped. There's no substitute for MP's.

Just for comparisson.

Below is my Moon I got using Olympus OMD EM10II with  Pana 100-300 (I) f/4-5.6 at f=300 mm.

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