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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Tried out the 2x teleconverter on the 100-400mm zoom (Canon 40D camera). Still not happy with the result.
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Can't see anything bad in that small image.

I would join in but there's a thin layer of cloud over at the moment. I can see the moon but wouldn't get detail.

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Looks pretty good to me really. There's quite a bit of detail on the bottom there. Would be nice with more zoom though, haha.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:20 pm 
Really nice !
Did you use liveview to tweak the focus?

EDIT: Do you have EXIF for that? And/or a larger image?
Would also be nice to hear if you did any postprocessing


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I did use Liveview - but it was actually easier to use the viewfinder.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:15 pm 
You should be happy thats a great image.


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One more Q for you cybermystic... how much did you have to crop that image?


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Very nice, i would be more than happy if i took a photo like that. :)

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Thank you everyone, I'm not happy as it is still a bit "soft", but I think that is the lens.
Khol - the cropping is mostly the black border off to left and right, I don't think I took anything off the top and bottom edges, or if I did it was small.
800mm with the 40D is pretty much ideal (size-wise) for Moon (and Sun).
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wow...


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