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On the Wane

By strokebloke  
This is the shot that was going to be taken last night; with the digital and film cameras.
It didn't happen because last night was cloudy and overcast
Tonight it was crystal clear again.
So this shot was taken with the D300 with the 300m lens. (best viewed Large)
And duplicated with the F5, with EKta 100.
All the settings are the same as the previous shot with the exception of the aperture, which this evening proved best at f6.3.
Even though the moon is on the wane, I think that this is a better shot that the one taken on the 29th November.

Tags: General Luna Digiandfilm

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2 Dec 2012 12:14AM
good early morning Jack yes last night was not good and tonight i did not have the chance but will try the technic soon...good result again


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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3769 Canada
2 Dec 2012 2:53AM
getting better

MossyOak 5 22 15 England
2 Dec 2012 8:33AM
Getting better and better Jack. Was this manually focussed or autofocus? Like you I keep trying. A great improvement which is what it is all about.
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
2 Dec 2012 9:12AM
Good morning Willie and Richard.
This was manual focus.
I did try it with the 2x convertor on, but the camera didn't like that at all. It locked-up and produced an r12 code on the top plate.
It took several minutes to clear itself. I'll have a look through the manual this morning to determine what the r12 code means.
The F5 struggled to focus. Even manually. Set to the same settings, alongside the D300 on it's own tripod.
I only managed to get two shots off, that I was sure had focused correctly.
It was very dark last night. Perhaps the F5 was struggling due to the low light.

As you say, constant effort brings about improvement. Hopefully Smile
I may now leave this until the moon is coming up to the full at the end of December. Then try again.
It is a gorgeous frosty morning here in Northampton.
So two benefits: an acknowledged better shot, and a nice morning to follow

Thanks to both of you, for your encouragement

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
2 Dec 2012 10:24AM
Super detail recorded here Jack. I admire your resilience against the cold to capture such a fine image.
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
2 Dec 2012 10:29AM
I'm a Northumbrian Chris, so I am fairly inured to Northamptonshire's levels of cold. Grin
I tend to get immersed in what I'm doing and only really feel the effects afterward.
It's based on the old maxim of "no sense - no feeling" GrinGrin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 12:36PM
Superb Lunar shot, excellent detail, I have never managed to get a decent shot of the moon

2 Dec 2012 5:39PM
Great shot/detail.


Quote:Hand held?
You don't fancy a job as a tripod, do you? Grin
That is very impressive. Must be a good lens.
Interesting settings

I did lean against a wall Wink
The lens has an inbuilt stabiliser, but I switched it off as the camera has inbuilt stabilisation as well, also higher iso's means higher shutter speeds.
Tried auto setting at first to get a ballpark figure then switched to Manual and fiddled around a bit
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
2 Dec 2012 5:48PM
I take it that you are pleased with the lens.
Very well done.
2 Dec 2012 6:15PM

Quote:I take it that you are pleased with the lens.

The reviews aren't that good, but I think for someone of my ability it is more than good enough.
KingBee Plus
11 524 2 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 9:09AM
Wonderful. Beautifully exposed, great light and tone.


3 Dec 2012 1:50PM
like it
4 Dec 2012 8:13PM
Nice detail around the shadows good shot.

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