Re: [OM] IMG: To Moose - Moon Revisited

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: To Moose - Moon Revisited
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2020 12:35:55 -0700
On 5/7/2020 7:32 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
After seeing the detail in your image with the 100-400, I went back and tried all of my post-processing tricks on another image, and the details are just not there.


Here is the best I could do.


Nice improvement, but still, no cigar. :-)

I agree with you.  I may reconsider the 100-400.

In fairness, I should mention that there are an Oly 300/4 lens and a Panny 200/2.8 with 1.4x teleconverter (=280 mm) out there. My guess is that the first is likely better than the 100-400, at its single FL and the Panny with extender as good, but I have no way to know.

My general experience has been that FL wins, with subjects smaller that frame 

I'm simply uninterested in such single FL lenses for general use. It's pretty 
frustrating having 300 mm, when I need 200.

As far as shooting the moon goes, resolution is ultimately limited by atmospheric movement. I've shot it with a 1000/11 mirror lens, and I don't think I captured more detail than in this shot. I looked at combining exposures for more detail. Stacking shots in layers and flipping between them, whole section of the surface MOVED between shots. It's refraction through moving cells of air.

Zoomy Moose

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