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    Now we can all pretend we saw it tonight ...




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    Re: Lunar Eclipse Tonight



    SHOW OFF
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    I still have two hours to wait[*-)]
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDNitehawk


    Bob


    In our part of the world, Central US, the moon is going to be directly above us or just a little past. Maybe if we had planed ahead we could have bought tickets to Guam and we could have caught it rising in full eclipse. So other than clouds or maybe a water tower, it looks like our composition choices will be limited.


    In the past I have set up just like you described, using Live View in Manual Mode. I just set Aperture, and ISO and take many pictures adjusting shutter speed until I hit the right exposure. Thats the good thing about digital, we know what we have right then. I suppose I will be doing the same tonight. Its a good thing it will last for some time, it will give a person some time to adjust.
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    HD, Thought I would try one of those " moon trail shots" tonight--but I can't seem to get the movement of the moon to go from corner to corner and 400MM is way to tight for that---So I am warming up and trying to get things right for the big moment, but it's not looking good---Exposure is ok, I just can't seem to get the movement right. This round I have also dropped to 200mm, but I still think that is too tight, so I will probably drop down to 100MM and hope to get six or seven shots in the same frame. If I can get this right, I am thinking 5 minutes between shots--then, if that is too tight, i'll pick those that are at 10-15 minute intervals------If the clouds don't cover up too much.


    Looks like Denise has already got the single shot nailed------Nice Job D.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Ruyle


    Hi Richard-


    Why did you use such a high ISO on that shot? You had a tripod. I'm not trying to be critical- in fact, the picture does not look too noisy to me. Just curious.



    Hi Jon,


    Good question, there really was no good reason. I was just experimenting, and I was shocked to see how little noise there was, so I thought I would post it for people that don't have a tripod.





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    Warming up





    F5.6, 1/640, ISO 100 with 500mm x 1.4 on the 7D


    Really good size in the frame with this set up.








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    Edit: Its probably closer to 1/4 of the frame

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    I am going to give it my best shot also. Of course, the clouds might have the final say. 2:30 to 3:15 is going to be a tough night and even tougher morning! Good Luck. Hopefully you get your shot.

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    Looking good NiteHawk! I wonder how fast borrowlenses.com can get me a 1000mm lens tonite.

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