A&P moon at 1200mm

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    D300 + 400 + 2x tele = 800 * 1.5 crop = 1200mm

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    shit iphone pic of my rig:
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    looks like every other moon photo, amirite? :ugh:
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    fucking gorgeous
     
  3. Gvidon

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    Get one more 2x tele and use the D700...now that would be sweet.
     
  4. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I could've stacked the 1.4 and 2.0 tc's - oh well.

    d700 is fail, it doesn't get in close enough. high megapixel crop body is win
     
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    but its not full frame :fail: :rant:
     
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    but your original is bigger than that right? doesn't look impressive for 1200mm
     
  7. jared_IRL

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    You do know that you don't actually gain any 'zoom' on a crop body, right?

    higher pixel density, sure.... but zoom? no.
     
  8. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    the moon at 1300mm on a 30d and this is the full picture, no cropping just to give you an idea of how damn big the moon is at these focal lengths.
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    and here at 650mm, again with no cropping
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  9. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    meh

    this is the original image, which is technically 800mm on a d300
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    yes, i'm aware. however, it would require a 600mm and 2x converter on my d700 to get the exact same image.

    it also slightly depends on where the moon is, if its on the horizon it is going to be different than if its straight up, amirite?
     
  10. jared_IRL

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    actually, you would just need to crop your d700 to match the field of view of the d300...

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    your moon is inside the light grey area... the d700 would capture the identical size and detail moon that you captured, but just have a lot more field of view (the dark grey area), in the captured frame...

    if you had the 600 and converter, you'd probably be too tight to fit the moon into your light grey area, but the d700 would be able to use the full reach of the lenses to capture that much more data...

    Not trying to knock your shot, because it's a pretty awesome moon shot... :bigthumb:
     
  11. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I guess I'm not understanding this.
    the light grey area on the d300 would be 12 megapixels where as the light grey area on the d700 would be 6 megapixels.

    but yeah, the moon would still cover the same amount of space on each one.

    but since the d300 has more pixels, it captures more detail...

    or is that not correct?
     
  12. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Sun > Moon
     
  13. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    numbers are probably wrong, but the general idea is correct.
     
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    no superzoom pics no care
     
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    Hey look, the moon! :eek5:
     
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    Where's the cheese?
     
  17. jared_IRL

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    it is correct, but all megapixels are not created equal... The d700 sensor has larger, newer, higher tech pixels, but yes, there would be less of them...

    The d700 can actually switch into 'dx mode', where it only uses the dx portion of the sensor, but I don't know if i've ever seen a comparison between the dx mode d700 and the d300...

    Maybe we can talk Girth into doing one!!
     
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    I'll have to do some tests later today.
     
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    i'm actually really interested in the results! :noes:
     
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    Nader_D HAHAHEHHUH ---- POOOHhHhHHCHhh! OT Supporter

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    we dont get that here :wtc:
     
  21. Gvidon

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    Pretty nice shot.
     

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