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

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: To Moose - Moon Revisited
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2020 15:04:22 -0500
I looked up a review of the Oly 300/4 lens and it does get a lot of praise.  But, I think I would take your route using the 100-400 if I were to go for a long lens improvement.  There are some interesting ones on the used market these days.

My current toy is a used Oly 50/2.0 Macro that arrived yesterday.  I'll hold off on the long lens decision.

On 5/7/20 2:35 PM, Moose wrote:
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 filling.

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

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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