How do they get the moon so big like in this photo?

12 years 10 months ago #4635 by Monster
I hope this isn't a dumb question. I've seen photos like this one where the moon is so big. Now when I go taking a photo of the moon it's tiny! Is this just a photoshop piece of work?




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12 years 10 months ago #4696 by Nod
If you took this shot with say a 300mm lens and then cropped it, it would look like this photo.


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12 years 10 months ago #4750 by littlered

Nod wrote: If you took this shot with say a 300mm lens and then cropped it, it would look like this photo.


Thanks for the information.


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12 years 10 months ago #4806 by Clark Elliott Photography
I was going to say a 400mm and then crop


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12 years 10 months ago #4813 by bhowdy
Here's a shot of the harvest moon from last month .......
Canon 500mm lens with a 2x converter stacked with a 1.4x converter .... so approximately 1400mm on a Canon 1D Mark III camera body (1.3 crop). This is a full uncropped image


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12 years 10 months ago #4953 by Yasko
Monster, that could be a photoshoped picture, but most likely not. If uncropped, a focal length of 600mm would get you that, and as long as the foreground trees are far away enough to be within infinity focus, you can make a shot like that too.

Bhowdy, that's amazing! was the moon in eclipse that night?


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12 years 10 months ago #5023 by PaperBoy

bhowdy wrote: Here's a shot of the harvest moon from last month .......
Canon 500mm lens with a 2x converter stacked with a 1.4x converter .... so approximately 1400mm on a Canon 1D Mark III camera body (1.3 crop). This is a full uncropped image


What aperture were you able to shot that with considering all those converters?


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12 years 10 months ago #5141 by Mike Ayrouth

bhowdy wrote: Here's a shot of the harvest moon from last month .......
Canon 500mm lens with a 2x converter stacked with a 1.4x converter .... so approximately 1400mm on a Canon 1D Mark III camera body (1.3 crop). This is a full uncropped image


That's a pretty clean shot, is this a long exposure?

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