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Old 05-02-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
WebSlave
Moon photo tests using Nikon D850

Night before last I wanted to try out the new Nikon D850 with a few longer lenses I have to see how well it would capture images of the moon. I mounted everything on my motorized tripod for astrophotography work so I could more easily track the moon and keep the camera as steady as I could. Honestly, I really need a remote shutter trigger for this purpose, as just putting my hand on the camera introduces a lot of jitter, which is certainly reflected in the photos taken. Anyway, here is the results I got.

Nikkor 500mm reflex lens:



Nikkor 1000mm reflex lens:



Sigma 50-500mm zoom lens:



Now to compare the above with an image I took using my Nikon Coolpix P900 camera with it's integral 24-2000mm zoom lens.



Personally, I think I'll stick to the P900 for photographs of the moon. Unless further trials using a remote shutter trigger improve the results I got from the D850 substantially.
 
Old 03-13-2020, 04:17 AM   #2
adamgeller
Not Bad. Very clear image
 
Old 05-01-2020, 02:21 PM   #3
David Hussey
Wow. I have Nikon D-350 and the result of that camera is also good but not like this. I love this photographs. Now I am thinking to exchange my camera with D-850. I bought my camera by using coupons for 2020 and by using this code I can exchange my camera as well. I am not a professional photographer, i just want it for fun.
 
Old 05-01-2020, 04:34 PM   #4
WebSlave
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Wow. I have Nikon D-350 and the result of that camera is also good but not like this. I love this photographs. Now I am thinking to exchange my camera with D-850. I bought my camera by using coupons for 2020 and by using this code I can exchange my camera as well. I am not a professional photographer, i just want it for fun.
I am feeling generous today. I removed what looked like a spam url from your above posting. I will give you just one more shot posting here to prove you are not a spammer. Otherwise....
 
Old 07-14-2020, 04:34 AM   #5
Anayargas
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Night before last I wanted to try out the new Nikon D850 with a few longer lenses I have to see how well it would capture images of the moon. I mounted everything on my motorized tripod for astrophotography work so I could more easily track the moon and keep the camera as steady as I could. Honestly, I really need a remote shutter trigger for this purpose, as just putting my hand on the camera introduces a lot of jitter, which is certainly reflected in the photos taken. Anyway, here is the results I got.

Nikkor 500mm reflex lens:



Nikkor 1000mm reflex lens:



Sigma 50-500mm zoom lens:



Now to compare the above with an image I took using my Nikon Coolpix P900 camera with it's integral 24-2000mm zoom lens.



Personally, I think I'll stick to the P900 for photographs of the moon. Unless further trials using a remote shutter trigger improve the results I got from the D850 substantially.
incredible photo quality
 

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