A shot at the moon

Discussion in 'Nature' started by dendoor, May 29, 2012.

  1. dendoor

    dendoor TalkEmount Regular

    May 27, 2012
    Got my lens convertor for use with Nikon lenses and tried the Sigma 500mm Bigma on the Nex 5n

    Here is the picture...


    combination :


    (iPhone quality)


    Den Door.
  2. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
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    Hi Den,
    Excellent photo! And that looks some fine piece of kit you used.

    Only suggestion I'd make is that I'd centre the moon or use the rule of thirds.......only my view though!
    Thanks for sharing.
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
  4. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Moon crops are tough. To me, it looks like the twilight zone is just about on the right third, so I don't have a problem with it, composition wise. But the absolute black negative space is certainly distracting. I'd almost prefer to see it cropped as a square, with the only negative space being where the moon would be if it were a full moon. (Plus of course, a small border the same size on all sides). As it is, we get to see how much of the sensor was used, which is pretty damn good.

    But that is indeed awesome detail! Can't come close to that with the 55-210! :(

    I've always wondered what those cheap telescope type lenses would do, but I bet they don't look as good as this.
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Looks good, the black may be a bit intense, but the detail is so good I would forgive.
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    Well, that certainly has enough detail for anybody.