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    Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

    I haven't tried this for a while. Last time was with film and a 10in dobsonian. I could hear the IS in the lens rattling while I took this. It's usually silent so may be because the lens was point up at 45 degrees or the fact that it's cold outside.

    There some thin wispy cloud about..

    I'm wondering if the white rim is fringing but that would normally be coloured, often blue. Any thoughts? I haven't done much to it. Brightness expanded a little, moderate tone map and sharpened more than usual as this is an unreduced shot. Exposure etc in the exif.


    Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

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    Re: Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

    Great shot. Excellent detail and sharpness.

    I do not understand the "Pen +2" part of the title.

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    Re: Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Great shot. Excellent detail and sharpness.

    I do not understand the "Pen +2" part of the title.
    The E-P3 has a 2x digital zoom setting I don't see any reason for not including a bit of that in any camera really. First time I have used it and I wondered how it works. It might have produced a reduced pixel count shot but doesn't. The image size is stretched by software. Can't show any more detail than the lens can actually capture but the technique does seem to augment it by just making it easier to see. I've played with some of those super cheap compact cameras that do the same thing only a lot more extremely. I get the impression that the results in that case aren't too different to what would come out of similar cameras with the correct pixel count - just goes to show how awful the jpg compression is on many tiny sensor cameras.

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    Re: Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

    Thanks John.

    The pic somehow seems to be saying it differently

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    Re: Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

    This is the same lens but with the Pen used normally.

    Pen moon shot with Panasonic 100-300m and Pen set to 2x

    Maybe it's better. In some ways I feel it is but there is more apparent detail in the stretched one. There may well have been less high thin cloud in the way on this one as well. 2 to 3 months for really clear skies in the UK and sometimes not even then,

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