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The moon over Malta
 
© John Fiott (2016)

The moon over Malta

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Shot from our flat house roof using my Panagor 500mm Reflex attached to a Fuji XT-1 on a tripod and remote release. 

Overall I am pleased with the outcome but there is frankly little or nothing that one can do with this lens in very low light other than shoot the moon. Anything else, especially if moving, comes out as a blur if it comes out at all, and aiming this beast at anything is a headache in itself, mainly due to its weight. 

 


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© John Fiott (2016)

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Taken with FUJIFILM X-T1

  • 500 mm
  • 10/1800
  • f f/1.0
  • ISO 200
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Nice one Sir Excalibur. Shooting the moon has a strange meaning in the US I discovered.

How do you manage to live in a flat house? It must be impossible to stand up.

Is the lens a fixed F8 or F11? I used to use a Vivitar Series 1 500mm Cat that was made by Perkin And Elmer who made the Hubble Space telescope. I had to use 1000 ASA film with it but managed to use it for some pretty exciting horse racing pictures in Seattle in the 90's.

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Nice one Sir Excalibur. Shooting the moon has a strange meaning in the US I discovered.

How do you manage to live in a flat house? It must be impossible to stand up.

Is the lens a fixed F8 or F11? I used to use a Vivitar Series 1 500mm Cat that was made by Perkin And Elmer who made the Hubble Space telescope. I had to use 1000 ASA film with it but managed to use it for some pretty exciting horse racing pictures in Seattle in the 90's.

Hi Mojo,

No idea about that. Shooting in my vocabularly just means either with a gun or a camera. :-)

Its not a flat house. Its actually a 3 storey house (each storey is about 11 feet high) but the roof is flat. This means you have a door and you can walk out onto it and look down at the street or off into the distance. And no its not easy to fall off either. But you were just pulling my leg, right?

The lens is a fixed f8. 

John

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Hi John,

Attempting the impossible is one of its meanings. Sounds like that lens is pretty impossible to deal with in low light. And yes I was pulling your leg about the flat house - but not enough that you would fall off the roof.

Have fun,

Mojo

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