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First Try At A Moon Shot: Some Tips?  
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Hi guys, I had ideal conditions this evening, and the moon pretty much was in the flight path of a few planes, so I managed this pic:
http://www.pbase.com/image/14114944/original

I think its okay, but I was wondring if theres any way I can clean it up to make it look better.
Thanks,
-Clovis

25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Sweet shot, I only wish I could've been around when that aircraft was passing the moon... Since I can get pretty good moon shots with my camera :/

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Cool shot, are you going to upload? Only problem I really see is the digital noise and a little vignetting.

Next time try it with a full moon  Big thumbs up

...Serge


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Wow, great shot!  Big thumbs up

use the "anti-noise" modus next time  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

That is a great shot. Any idea of the airline? I'm guessing it'd be SAS.
I think it would be accepted, you should try and upload it.

DC-10


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3139 times:
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SAS or Easyjet

jblu


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3137 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

nice shot but I think you need more ZOOM. Too much "nothing" in the shot at that focal length.

User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3088 times:

I dunno Royal, that was full 380mm. I think I'm gonna get a teleconverter soon. bump it up to 760mm Big grin

Dan: yeah it was the first time I have had the opportunity. I still need practice!

-Clovis


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Clovis...I bumped my C730 up to 722mm, I bought a 1.9X olympus teleconverter.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Holy jalapenos Mark! Big grin You gotta show me the results! And explain how to go about in getting a converter Big grin How much was it?

-Clovis


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3008 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

the thing is (and I hate to be the one who brings bad news) is that the quality of a consumer-level digital camera with a teleconverter would yield pretty poor quality results.


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Yeah, thats what I'm afraid of Royal. Oh well, just gonna add 50 cents to the 10D fund  Laugh out loud

-Clovis


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

how about a used film body? You don't have to layout for the full monty if you can't afford it.

I went from a Nikon Coolpix 775 to a Coolpix 5000 to my D100 in the space of 6 months. I have every gadget made for the 5000, Nikon 2x and 3x converters, wide angle etc etc

Getting a SLR was the best move ever. Not just the flexibilty but the ability to "get" every shot...consumer digi cams have lag, some worse than others, and you have to learn to time your shots, with no margin for error. A SLR allows you to focus on learning photography.



User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Yeah, the lag is the biggest bitch. I dunno, but I dont think I could spit the money for a film SLR, the lenses, and scanner and everything. I really like film, and slide shooting/trading sounds like alot of fun, but I just dunno. I already dropped 600$ on this cam.
At the same time, I think the lag forces me to try and "get it right" the first time. I dont just snap away and see what came out best later.

Either way, I'm not sure  Confused

-Clovis


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

KLAX,

I told you to stick with film SLR.

For the begin, you don't have to buy the most expensive equipment. Probably A body with a 70-300mm lens would do the job just fine. You can also take a look at the second hand cameras and lenses. And what comes with the scanner, you can ask your local photography shop if they put pictures on CDs, how much it costs, the resolution and so on.

BTW, I just checked NewYorkCamera in Germany sells Nikon F55 +Tokina SD 3.5-5.6/28-210mm for 297 euros and just the body is 197 euros. You can get the Nikkor AF G 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 for 193,90 euros. The good thing is that you also can get the things you order as cash-in-delivery (i.e. you pay the stuff at the post office when they arrive), so you won't need credit cards.

Maybe you'll still change your mind.  Big grin

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Maybe Joge...Maybe  Big thumbs up

-Clovis


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

....I have both, so I'm impartial. I bought my C-730UZ, for my basic shots, just to save money on photofinishing, so far, it's paying off in wonders. I'm still a student so I can't go out blowing $3500, on a D100, asmuch as i would like to.

I'm using an F-65 with 28-80mm, and a 70-300mm lens, as well as my Olympus C730 38-380mm....then with a 1.9X teleconverter....oht he possibilities. In about a year or so I plan to move up to a DSLR.



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

The way I think of a film SLR (as well as a DSLR I guess) is that you'll definately have no problem capturing most/all photos you want to take with it. Some people like Mark have supplemented a high zoom digital into the picture which can really help out as he already pointed out Big grin (in terms of money, pleasure, whatever...).

The only problem with film (at least for me) is the SCANNING! Its such a bitch to have 19+ rolls of recent film to scan, and also have some problems with the scanner (these vertical streaks on some that require cloning/dodging)- so then it takes forever just to process an average shot to HQ level, then on top of that to have it rejected for "badscan" (which is true i guess in some situtations, lol)  Crying

But shoot however it suits your needs- personally I'm content knowing in the future I can buy a top of the line scanner and scan most of my old photos with ease. No rush mon.  Big grin

Anyway... bottom line is that I suggest getting some sort of SLR.

...Serge


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Nice shot!

Zoom is the issue here, needs more of it - but when your maxed out, then its rough!

-Dmitry


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Mark what is the model of your converter, and if you dont mind, where did you buy it and for how much? Big grin
You have to show us what kind of results it gets!  Big thumbs up


P.S. Thanks for all the "Nice shot!" stuff guys  Smile

-CLovis


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

I bought it from my local kick ass camera store, Saneal Camera. I bought it for $150 canadian, along with a $10 step ring, and a $30 adapter ring. It is an Olympus C-210 IS/L H.Q. 1.9X converter.

Of course the fact that I got 50% off did help in my decision to buy it, i just went in there to spend a couple of bucks. Total was $200.00 canadian, but I only paid $100.00  Smile



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2785 times:

Wow. Sounds awesome. How is it working? Any issues with it?
I'm going to check out a few camera shops around here today see what they have. AND I'm gonna check out some film SLR set-ups Big grin

-Clovis


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

There is a very minimal amount of vignetting, but it was to be expected. I love my setup, I still shoot with my SLR regularly, and digital just adds to it.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Cool Mark. Well, they have that exact lense at a camera shop here for 100$. Not sure what that is Canadian, but it sounds close. Now I just need to find the adapter rings, they dont sell em'  Insane

They're selling a Canon EOS 300 with a Canon 80-300 lense for 400$. Big grin

-Clovis


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

It's about $150 Canadian, so what I paid. It's odd that they don't sell the adapter rings!


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Guys,

I do bet for KLAX did took a nice shot at the moon, huh? How I do should took shoot a pics at the moon into the sky? I do flown on MD-88 way from PHX-ATL flight and I do got took a picture at the moon from my seat on the windows. Which should I can do shoot a pictures on the moon for me, please? Thanks!!  Smile

Regards!

Scott W.


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