Moon test shots Nikon 200-500

JuanoJuano Major grinsBrasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins
edited January 20, 2019 in Other Cool Shots

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Handheld ISO 100 1/80 sec 500 mm

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Handheld ISO 100 1/100 500 mm

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  • WernerGWernerG Major grins Posts: 507Registered Users Major grins

    Remember at full eclipse you can lose up to 8 stops. I'm assuming that you are practicing for the eclipse?

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, on one hand I'm just trying to see how well the lens works. For the eclipse, if I'm up (it will happen at 3 in the morning here in Brazil...), I will use a tripod. I've shot three other eclipses and I agree the difference is light is huge.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,551Registered Users Major grins

    Nice! Cheers~!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,284Administrators moderator
    edited January 20, 2019

    Yes, when it gets full red, the exposure needed to capture it is really tricky. You'll need quite high ISO's because you want to keep the exposure speed very fast. The moon moves very quickly in the sky - its full width every 2 and a half minutes. Tripod absolutely needed for the darkest shots, for sure. When I shot my full eclipse series in April 2014, I had no idea how dark the red moon would get. Sure learned a lot, and almost failed to get it.

    Are you trying to get the full 5+ hour sequence?

    May your skies be clear. Going to be extremely cold here at 5 degrees F (or less). I'll likely be skipping this one due to that.

    My Smugmug
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for the tips. I'm not sure if I will be able to make it up until 3 am though...

  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 332Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 21, 2019

    WOW very sharp for hand held ....if you consider the distance of the Target, and the minimal movement at the origin results in several miles of travel at the target
    Well done

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins

    @Gatto said:
    WOW very sharp for hand held ....if you consider the distance of the Target, and the minimal movement at the origin results in several miles of travel at the target
    Well done

    Thanks, I'm loving this lens!

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