Photographing Mars on July 27, 2018

1 year 7 months ago #592399 by iGeek
Just to clarify, it's the 27th when Mars will be the closest right?  Will a 70-200mm with 2x teleconverter be enough to make anything noticeable from my camera?  


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1 year 7 months ago #592401 by Nikon Shooter

iGeek wrote: Will a 70-200mm with 2x teleconverter be enough to make anything noticeable from my camera?  


Very sorry to break your heart, man, but no, it won't. Your
solution will only take you to 400mm and this is waaaaay
not enough… even on a large sensel count capture.

If you can access a small telescope or astronomy club… or
both, you will find satisfaction and excitement.

Have a good time! ;)

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 year 7 months ago #592415 by J Hemingway
:agree:  you'll want a lot more than that.  You might want to check perhaps you could even rent a telescope with Canon mount.  But then again, you'll want to get schooled on how to take such photos.  Going to astronomy club will help you get the hands on.  


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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #592458 by effron
Yup, telescopes for close planet observations....Unless you'd be happy with a faint reddish dot.
Not sure where you are, but do a search for a nearby star party, where you'll likely be amazed....

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #592463 by Nikon Shooter
This Moon shot was taken with my 600mm+D810 combo. It
is rendered here at about 1/18 of the 37,3 MS of the sensor.
You can imagine shooting Mars…


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1 year 6 months ago #592648 by Doug Taylor
:agree:   


So jealous, wish I had a 600mm lens!! :drool:


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1 year 6 months ago #592649 by Nikon Shooter

Doug Taylor wrote: :agree:   So jealous, wish I had a 600mm lens!! :drool:

Don't believe this has to do only with the lens, Doug!
It is more the combo of the lens and a high sensel count.
If you read correctly, the final picture is only 1/18 of the
captured file… so the is at the limit of the combo!  B)

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1 year 6 months ago #593011 by Rob Conley
I was just noticing that last night.  Super bright.   I didn't know which star or planet it was.  Pulled out my app to see.


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1 year 6 months ago #593037 by effron

Doug Taylor wrote: :agree:   


So jealous, wish I had a 600mm lens!! :drool:


Save that money!

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1 year 6 months ago #593043 by garyrhook
I try to limit links that go off-site, but this seems relevant.

petapixel.com/2018/07/16/mars-is-so-brig...ection-in-the-ocean/


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1 year 6 months ago #593142 by Moossmann
Has nothing to do with taking a photo of Mars with your camera, however it's pretty cool project regarding Mars.  

BTW all the video's on YouTube about photographing Mars, have to do with using a telescope.  



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