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Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by kyteflyer, Jul 27, 2015.
If we are all superzooming, lets super zoom the moon!
Here's mine from a night or two ago.
Whoa! That is really nice! I think you definitely got your moneys worth with that camera.
that's much better than mine, Sue. I've given up on shooting the moon...... thousands can do it better than I. This was my best attempt....with an Oly m43 cam and the 100-300 lens.....
half moon by Luke, on Flickr
Don't feel bad, Luke. I have never managed to get a decent shot with my DSLRs + 70-300 or 55-300. I've never had a decent shot with any of my other superzooms. I think the P610 is just good.
I think so too, Jock. I'm very happy with it. Shots in dim light are just out, but anything else seems to be fine.
Anything past 500mm focal length atmospheric turbulence can be detected. A night with a steady atmosphere is really needed.
We really need to get the software the big telescope people use to remove that turbulence, and get it into the camera firmware. I wonder how long that will take.
I wonder if Adobe's new Dehaze filter might work well here?
This is my first image with the new G3x. I don't have the settings figured out yet, so this was one of several single shots (no burst mode since I haven't gotten that far). Interestingly, all shots had equal sharpness or close enough that there wasn't an obvious difference between them at 100 percent view. This was JPEG only, and my photo editor is the 1998 edition of Paint Shop Pro, so there's very little magic here except for some gamma/curves applied along with some crude sharpening. Considering the number of steps I did in PP here, the noise is very good. And since I didn't have a solid support, I'd say the IS is extremely good.
Canon G3x at max. zoom, f5.6, 1/200 handheld/braced, ISO 200.
That looks pretty darn crisp to me.
This is a great example of the fun you can have with a superzoom (a super cheap one in my case). My ten year old kept talking about seeing the blue moon tonight, so after a two minute rundown on how to shoot we set up the tripod and she got some shots. Nothing to brag about, but she was thrilled with the results. I just can't let her see Sue's shot (awesome!). Then she went crazy with the processing (she really wanted to see a blue moon).
Was 'rooting' through my closet lenses and pulled out the Tamron adaptall 60-300mm last night. stuck it on the EP5 and went out for a moon shot
P8030032c by Michael Wolf, on Flickr
EP5 w 60-300mm by Michael Wolf, on Flickr