Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Thematic Photographic 57: "Distant" v.1.0


"Tranquility Base"
Raleigh, NC - July 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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This week, Thematic Photographic looks off... to a "Distant" subject. How does 240,000 miles grab ya for "Distant"? This shot is unique in that it's one of the first I took with my new 2x teleconverter. Twisted onto my 200mm f/2.8L it gives me a 400mm f/5.6 for about 25% of the cost of buying an actual 400mm f/5.6 lens. It also weighs in at under 10 ounces, versus 2.8 pounds for the 400mm lens. And frankly, if I'm gonna lay out the cake for a 400mm lens, I'll go the rest of the way and get the f/2.8L IS. (And as soon as I have a spare $6800 lying around, I'll do just that. And then I'll have an 800mm f/5.6 for just over half of the $11,000 it would cost me to buy that lens.)
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11 comments:

Daryl said...

to the moon alice ....

Vita Stunder said...

There is a distance between..
But we are under the same moon :)

Teleconverter * 2, it can make wonders!
You can!

Vackert!

Hugs, Anna

magiceye said...

wow! can gaze at it for a long time!

g said...

Oh, what a lovely photo. I can never catch it so well.

Robin said...

Wow, that is incredibly crisp looking.

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Pin sharp, lovely.

Catherine said...

The moon may be far away, but your detail is fantastic.

Shadow said...

aaah, i wish i knew how to take picture of the moon.... more specifically, had the equipment to do so.

Shey said...

You're lens equipment is awesome! Being a beginner in photography, I got overwhelmed with all the lenses you mentioned. But WOW, capturing the moon so perfectly is totally worth it. Magnificent! :)

Heather said...

~*~ Lovely ~*~

NJ said...

Awesome shot!!! So clear and brilliant. I love the nights where the moon lights up our property as if we were city dwellers.