R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

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Kevin Coppalotti Veteran Member • Posts: 9,594
R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon
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Tried the 'buck' supermoon with the rf800 tonight australia. iso 400, 1/1000 f11

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RDM5546
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Re: R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

Kevin Coppalotti wrote:

Tried the 'buck' supermoon with the rf800 tonight australia. iso 400, 1/1000 f11

Great moon shot.  I have not tried with my R7/RF 800 yet.  Too many clouds since R7 arrived whenever I looked at the full moon.

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Necip
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Re: R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

That is very good It has the same pixel density as a M4/3 so you get a lot of crop advantage and the lens at F11 can deal with the light from the bright moon and good light but what is it like for low light I'm curious how it can handle high ISO with wildlife. I plan to use mine for Astro as well when it arrives.

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OP Kevin Coppalotti Veteran Member • Posts: 9,594
Re: R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

Necip wrote:

That is very good It has the same pixel density as a M4/3 so you get a lot of crop advantage and the lens at F11 can deal with the light from the bright moon and good light but what is it like for low light I'm curious how it can handle high ISO with wildlife. I plan to use mine for Astro as well when it arrives.

I tend to avoid high ISO on wildlife. I find feather detail tends to be wiped out when i apply noise reduction.  some subjects can be done at high ISO, it depends on the situation.

So my strategy at the moment is avoid poor light, and don't be afraid to use slow shutter speeds and electronic shutter, -the Image stability is capable of delivering good quality, maybe  not in every shot of a burst, but i generally find a usable shot at what used to be impossibly low shutter speeds.

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OP Kevin Coppalotti Veteran Member • Posts: 9,594
Re: R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

RDM5546 wrote:

Kevin Coppalotti wrote:

Tried the 'buck' supermoon with the rf800 tonight australia. iso 400, 1/1000 f11

Great moon shot. I have not tried with my R7/RF 800 yet. Too many clouds since R7 arrived whenever I looked at the full moon.

Thanks, not a astro shooter, idid some experiments and found the moon shots can take quite a lot of sharpening that i would never apply to wildlife shots for example.

you will have a lot of fun with it, the light weight makes it a joy to use.

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Rick65
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Re: R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

Kevin Coppalotti wrote:

Necip wrote:

That is very good It has the same pixel density as a M4/3 so you get a lot of crop advantage and the lens at F11 can deal with the light from the bright moon and good light but what is it like for low light I'm curious how it can handle high ISO with wildlife. I plan to use mine for Astro as well when it arrives.

I tend to avoid high ISO on wildlife. I find feather detail tends to be wiped out when i apply noise reduction. some subjects can be done at high ISO, it depends on the situation.

So my strategy at the moment is avoid poor light, and don't be afraid to use slow shutter speeds and electronic shutter, -the Image stability is capable of delivering good quality, maybe not in every shot of a burst, but i generally find a usable shot at what used to be impossibly low shutter speeds.

I've been doing some testing with the R7 and RF 800. Great combo in decent to great light though finding birds with that focal length is challenging to say the least. As you mention, you can take pictures at >5000 ISO and they will 'clean up' with software but there is too much lost detail. I've taken images of birds ranging from wrens to bald eagles. As is the norm, you will get better keepers in better light with that combo. I've been sticking to my adapted 100-400 MII for birding. I haven't really need to break out the 800 yet. I only tried it for testing.

I had too much cloud cover to try a full moon image. Maybe next month.

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David Pavlich
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Re: R7 + 800rf f11 Supermoon

Nicely done!  Also try your setup when the Moon is at 1/4.  You'll get great detail at the point where the shadow starts which, by the way, is called the terminator.   When the Moon is full, it's so bright, much of the detail gets washed out.

David

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