Super full moon....not!!

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Stained in Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,

Quoting NASA
On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super "perigee moon", the biggest in almost 20 years....
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An opportunity not to be missed but with the weight of work, a photo trip on the 19th seemed unlikely so instead me and SJ headed out on the 20th. Even though it wouldn't be a full moon and possibly not super sized either didn't bother us because we were armed with a Canon EF 600mm f4 L IS lens to play with.

Now envisage a guy trying to mount a 5.26kgs heavy lens on an almost broken tripod. It was beyond scary cause this beauty of a lens costs a monstrous.......wait for it.......AED32,000. Something I can certainly not afford.

In the end,  love the images we captured with it and undoubtedly we’ll be shooting the moon again but instead with my camera (read : 1.6x crop factor * 600mm lens = 960mm of awe). My wish list just got an extension; a costly one that is… ^_^
Camera Model : Canon EOS 5D MKII
Shooting Date/Time : 20/03/2011 11:22:35
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/250
Av(Aperture Value) : f8
Metering Mode : Spot
ISO Speed : 200
Lens : EF 600mm F4 IS L
Focal Length : 600mm


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