• 12-11-2008, 07:42 PM
    mjs1973
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JamesV
    Sweet shot Mike.

    What lens and setting?

    James

    Thanks James,

    This was shot with the Sigma 170-500mm with a Quantaray 2x TC. Settings were ISO 250, f/16 & 1/15 sec.
  • 12-12-2008, 12:39 AM
    icicle
    2 Attachment(s)
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    So that would put you around a 1000mm lens? Sweet.
    Make me almost ashamed to post this small 300mm with a 2x TC ISO 100 f/5.6 1/125 sec.

    The first image was right off the card

    The Second one was fixed to my best abilities.
  • 12-12-2008, 06:06 AM
    mjs1973
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icicle
    So that would put you around a 1000mm lens? Sweet.

    Yup, but I really loose a lot of image quality with my cheap TC. If you figure in the crop factor, I have the field of view equal to 1600mm on a 35mm film camera.
  • 12-12-2008, 08:01 AM
    JamesV
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Here is one that I took last night from the front porch. I only resized it.

    Settings are as followed.
    ISO 100
    f/5.6
    1/320
    390mm using my 100-400 lens

    James
  • 12-12-2008, 10:10 AM
    shootme
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Nice shots here, well done. S
  • 12-12-2008, 11:54 AM
    Speed
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mjs1973
    Clear skies for me tonight. I have a nice view out my office window.

    Great shot Michael!
  • 12-12-2008, 11:55 AM
    Speed
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by susaan
    Well,it cleared some,but no lines-have got some before-and now I'm itching from some ants,shooting on my back in the yard !

    Well, you got a nice shot!

    Was it worth it, putting up with the ants?
  • 12-12-2008, 12:03 PM
    Speed
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JamesV
    Here is one that I took last night from the front porch. I only resized it.

    Settings are as followed.
    ISO 100
    f/5.6
    1/320
    390mm using my 100-400 lens

    James

    Nice shot James!

    Thanks for sharing your shooting data.
  • 12-12-2008, 12:06 PM
    Speed
    I Got Skunked Thursday Night
    Solid overcast and heavy rain!

    I will try tonight.

    Thanks to all those that posted shots, and for sharing your shooting info for others.
  • 12-12-2008, 02:50 PM
    shootme
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    OK, I tried but this is the best I could do, a day late too. Used a 1.7x converter with a 70-200mm f2.8 both Nikon on a D300, using tripod and remote, 2 sec delay. f8 at 1/320s, ISO - LO.3.

    Attachment 62073
  • 12-12-2008, 02:53 PM
    Speed
    OK, I tried but this is the best I could do
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shootme
    OK, I tried but this is the best I could do, a day late too. Used a 1.7x converter with a 70-200mm f2.8 both Nikon on a D300, using tripod and remote, 2 sec delay. f8 at 1/320s, ISO - LO.3.

    Attachment 62073

    It looks good to me buddy!
  • 12-12-2008, 05:30 PM
    jetrim
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Man, it wasn't looking good at all @ 5pm with a thick layer of cotton candy clouds, but the wind kicked up and cleared it out :)

    Tamron 100-300 in macro mode (300mm) f/16 1/90 on the modo tripod w/ 2sec delay white-balance Daytime.
    Cropped to 600x800, Unsharp Mask 1.5r / 56str. / 2clp.

    http://jet-visa.com/gallery/albums/u...cMoon05_sm.jpg

    Thanks for the heads-up on a starting point for the settings Speed, this one is a touch dark but the 1/125 was right on the numbers :thumbsup:
  • 12-12-2008, 05:45 PM
    retroactiv
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    I have some wicked bad clouds here, but I did get a couple of decent shots. Once I get the kids to bed then I'll load Adobe Photoshop and then load them up here.
  • 12-12-2008, 07:59 PM
    Lori11
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    These shots are beautiful!
    :cryin: I need a better lens
  • 12-12-2008, 08:45 PM
    retroactiv
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Here is my crack at it.

    Taken with my 80-200 all at f/2.8, hand held (I was being lazy)
  • 12-12-2008, 09:28 PM
    susaan
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lori11
    These shots are beautiful!
    :cryin: I need a better lens

    Awww-Lori,just borrow a big zoom P&S like mine,
    then you can play !

    Nice shots,guys !
  • 12-13-2008, 12:30 AM
    shootme
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by retroactiv
    Here is my crack at it.

    Taken with my 80-200 all at f/2.8, hand held (I was being lazy)

    Very nice, I like the clouds. I also tried by taking a few shots through trees for the branch effect, didn't work as nicely as I'd hope. S
  • 12-13-2008, 05:39 AM
    susaan
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Speed
    Well, you got a nice shot!

    Was it worth it, putting up with the ants?

    OH YEAH ! :yikes:

    Thanks,Speed,for your "How-to"you got me hooked !

    BTW,what are the lines I'm seeing on the moon ?
    -looked in Wiki,no joy,must need to know their Latin name or summit.
  • 12-13-2008, 06:50 AM
    jetrim
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shootme
    Very nice, I like the clouds. I also tried by taking a few shots through trees for the branch effect, didn't work as nicely as I'd hope. S

    I tried this as well, no luck w/ most, but I think this one turned out OK...
    http://jet-visa.com/gallery/albums/u...cMoon04_sm.jpg

    Lori, you probably don't need a BETTER lens, just a longer one :) The Tamron 70-300 I shot these with is probably the cheapest crappiest lens out there, as far as long zooms go, cost @ $100
  • 12-13-2008, 09:48 AM
    drg
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Beautiful photos one and all!!

    I had overcast and heavy clouds on the horizon both at moon rise and set:cryin:

    And there was this perfect setting for silhouetteing against the moon.

    Well, I'll try again soon!
  • 12-13-2008, 12:29 PM
    Abiciriderback
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icicle
    So that would put you around a 1000mm lens? Sweet.
    Make me almost ashamed to post this small 300mm with a 2x TC ISO 100 f/5.6 1/125 sec.

    The first image was right off the card

    The Second one was fixed to my best abilities.

    How did you have clear sky's in Kelso when I had nothing but snow wind and rain 30 miles north of Seattle that's not fair

    Ray Still
  • 12-13-2008, 02:54 PM
    icicle
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Abiciriderback
    How did you have clear sky's in Kelso when I had nothing but snow wind and rain 30 miles north of Seattle that's not fair

    Ray Still

    Just Luck I guess.
  • 12-13-2008, 10:36 PM
    hungtran5
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
  • 12-15-2008, 11:30 PM
    starriderrick
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses
    300mm 1/80th @ F/11 iso 125