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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Cheers Dave Just realised what I said with "moon shot"; I'm nothing if not ambitious, I start my space programme tomorrow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    i actually found f/10 was sharper than f/20 when shooting, but that could also be because the shutter speed was lesser, but i used mirror lockup and self timer for my shots..

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    i actually found f/10 was sharper than f/20 when shooting, but that could also be because the shutter speed was lesser, but i used mirror lockup and self timer for my shots..
    F/20 will most probably be less sharp than a far larger aperture like F/10 due to the effect of diffraction. Such small apertures aren't really suggested due to that effect.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Hmm, went to check my exif and I apparently only shot at 281mm and f/8. I used self time but not mirror lockup, might have another go tonight if it's not too cloudy.

    Nice shot by the way Bob Makes me think I should dial down the exposure of mine a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Im fairly sure Ive already posted this one, but for comparison purposes I thought it might be useful :



    Bob, prolly as good a non telescope moon as Ive ever seen
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Wow! You can really see the difference the extra resolving power makes to the observable features, particularly at the south pole. Still can't see the monolith though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Excellent moon shot David...i have one my Brother shot with a telescope attached...


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Was at an RSPB reserve the other day and was very lucky as I got this! It's quite a long sequence I know, but I wanted to show the whole thing so there we go! 4000 x 605 version here


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Roo, that moon is simply gorgeous, no blown areas, everything pin sharp, well done.

    Htid, lovely sequence I only ever got a single kingfisher, just the once !
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Love your moon, roo. The side lighting brings out all those shadows in the crater and adds so much definition

    On the walk back from a rather nice Italian restaurant in Paris, snapped the ubiquitous Eiffel tower shot.



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    Toned down the colour

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    Toned down the usual colouring
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    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Roo, that moon is simply gorgeous, no blown areas, everything pin sharp, well done.
    Quote Originally Posted by tfboy View Post
    Love your moon, roo. The side lighting brings out all those shadows in the crater and adds so much definition
    Roo tell your brother its a great shot of the Moon - all these shots makes me want a telescope

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by htid View Post
    Was at an RSPB reserve the other day and was very lucky as I got this! It's quite a long sequence I know, but I wanted to show the whole thing so there we go! 4000 x 605 version here
    wow what a great catch! i take it these are heavily cropped? does the 7000 allow micro adjustment of focus?

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    wow what a great catch! i take it these are heavily cropped? does the 7000 allow micro adjustment of focus?
    Yeah they are, not sure if there's a way to tell how much but (and this may also be useless info as it may depend on screen resolution!) if I have it open in photoshop, it's about 50% zoom level.

    Yes it does and I've been wondering about that to be honest because look at this picture (this is just a screen shot from the Nikon software, zoomed in quite a lot). Focus point is right on yet it was totally OOF. To get it in focus I had to keep aiming at the post below (probably about 30cm down it) then keep the shutter held and move back up, which should just refocus to the kingfisher in the same way as if I'd originally aimed there, and it would be in focus!? I have no idea what that means, but it was annoying!


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by htid View Post
    To get it in focus I had to keep aiming at the post below (probably about 30cm down it) then keep the shutter held and move back up, which should just refocus to the kingfisher in the same way as if I'd originally aimed there, and it would be in focus!? I have no idea what that means, but it was annoying!
    If I am not mistaken, on most cameras on the normal focus setting doing that would just lock the focus to the post. So focusing on the post then moving to your subject would still have focus on the post.

    There are other focus methods that adjust the focus as you move your camera, but if you couldn't focus on the bird in the first place, then this would be of no use.

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