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Saturn Shots.....FINALLY!!

Discussion in 'General Questions and Discussion, photos' started by Coosawjack, May 16, 2019.

  1. Coosawjack

    Coosawjack Registered Member

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    This morning while waiting for the Sunrise I took a few stabs at Saturn....again!!:(

    I haven't done too well with the new BEAST camera.......always seems overexposed and jittery so I increase the shutter speed to 1/20th of a second and got the attached shots!!:)

    Not bad for a Nikon P1000 Super Zoom on a sandbag perched on the dock handrail.....FINALLY!!:D DSCN3628.JPG DSCN3637.jpg
     
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    Thanks!!:)
     
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    Damn! Excellent!!!!
     
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    Nice.... very nice!
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thanks.......

    It was really frustrating at first but when I figgered out I needed to speed the shutter up it worked out well!!:)
     
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    Dang, I want to see that
     
  9. Coosawjack

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    I was FINALLY calm enough this morning to get a few descent shots of Jupiter and it's four visible Moons!! :D

    It's lower in the Western Sky making it easier for me to hold the camera still on the sandbag I use to steady it!!;)

    The first photo is in color and the second is the same photo converted to B&W.....which one looks better to you??:cool:



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    That is an amazing shot!
    The 2nd one is clearer.
    The color doesn't add anything, IMO.
     
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    Thanks.....and I agree......B&W is better!!:)
     
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    What type of telephoto lens or attachment to a telescope are you using?
     
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    I bought a Cannon and they don't even come close to, as far as I can tell, for a teley like that. Knowing the Nikon was a better camera and, in the past, I had been doing professional photography for a few years and amateur all my life, I Chickened out buying a Nikon because of the digital "stuff". Didn't want to invest in something that was as foreign technology-wise as a analog phone to an iPhone. Also, I've always worked in a darkroom with the 35mm and 120/220mm cameras. I still haven't gotten down all the crap with the digital cameras when it comes to "photography". I guess I need to play more and then go to the upgrade!
     
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    I have friends that are true "Photographers" like you that have closed up shop (digital and cell phones killed 'em) and my Father did a lot of B&W Dark Room stuff but I never cared for all that!!:(

    Bought my first digital camera back in 1999 and never looked back.......;)

    I do Sunrise photos daily down here and have been for over 10 years......have about 300 folks on my daily mailing list and shoot about 25K-30K photos a year........I have no clue what an F-Stop is (not important) but manage to get by OK......actually this camera all but talks to ya.......give one a whirl....you'll be impressed!!:)
     
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    Yeah, the Canon pretty much does the same. It just doesn't have the lens features that Nikon has plus some. As for f stop, size of the aperture - how much light is let in to the lens.f/8 is going to have a greater "allowance" of exposure than say f/22. The smaller the # the more light exposure relative to the shutter speed. Bottomline, if memory serves, it increases the depth of field.
     
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    I got a couple more of Saturn this morning!!

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    Nice shots!
    What is the magnification?
     
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    Thanks!! 125x Glass and 4x Digital......about 500x total!!:)
     

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