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#1 justshootit

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 01:52 AM

I got these two moon photos Saturday night, but the planets not so much.  I have a Tamron 400/4 with the 1.4x and 2x Adaptall converters and a Nikkor 300/2.8 AFS with the Nikon 1.4x TC.  The third photo is a composite of Jupiter and Saturn taken with the 400 with both TCs on it.  It's heavily cropped, not terribly sharp, and has a ton of coma around Jupiter.  I compare this with teh shot of Jupiter that Jim got with the P900 and I wonder what I'm doing wrong.  I also tried shooting Mars Saturday night with multiple different lens / TC combinations, but all I got was either a bleached white ball with an orange fringe or an orange ball with a darker orange fringe.  Am I expecting too much out of my equipment?  The last photo (the little one) is a deep crop from a shot of one of the stars in Orion's belt and there seems to be some detail in it unless that's some kind of artifact.

 

Any thoughts??

 

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Edited by justshootit, 28 December 2020 - 01:58 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 01:44 PM

Don, I accept what you say, but you deserve full credit for having a go at it.  Much better than anything that I could produce.  :)


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 02:48 PM

Well done,Don! Always fun to experiment with different lens configurations...
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Posted 02 January 2021 - 10:36 PM

As my people say, go raibh maith agat gents. I'm actually thinking of selling the Tamron and trying to land a 400/3.5 Nikkor but there's also the 600/4 AI Nikkor that can be had for a reasonable price and a TC300. Will let you all know if I go this route.
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Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.

Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:17 PM

Nice work!!!!!

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