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Old December 26th, 2004, 03:42 AM   #1
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XL2 Full Moon Shot

For the heck of it, I decided to shoot tonight's full moon
using my newly purchased (5 weeks new) XL2.

Configuration:

Canon XL2, EF Adapter, 600mm F4 with 2X Extender
(Approx 9360mm) and 24p.

Here is my quicktime clip:
http://surfshooterhawaiivideo.com/~shredder/index9.html

I've been using my XL2 in my surf photography business
and very happy with it! Here are some surf clips:
http://www.surfshooterhawaii.com/qt/index.html

Mele KalikiMaka!

Terry Reis
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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Old December 26th, 2004, 04:22 AM   #2
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Hi Terry. I am so impressed with your moonshots, and very envious as well (we rarely get such clear skies in Singapore). I didn't know the XL2 was also a telescope!

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Old December 26th, 2004, 11:07 AM   #3
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Hello Richard,

Sorry you're unable to get clear lunar shots from Sinapore.
Well, it wasn't a 1600mm lens that someone else
decided to use on the XL2, but did a pretty good job.

Happy Holidays!

Mahalo,

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Old December 26th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #4
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Cool, VERY cool... almost like being there. ;-)

Truly impressive!

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Old December 26th, 2004, 12:09 PM   #5
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Mahalo Ralph!

"The Eagle Has Landed"!

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Old December 26th, 2004, 01:28 PM   #6
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You got that right! ;-)

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Old December 26th, 2004, 02:11 PM   #7
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wow.
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Old December 27th, 2004, 12:10 AM   #8
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Very cool. I'm getting my XL2 tomorrow morning. I'm so excited. I can't wait to see what this camera can really do.
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Old December 27th, 2004, 12:41 AM   #9
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Tks Brent!

I believe you will enjoy it very much!

Mahalo!

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Old December 27th, 2004, 02:44 AM   #10
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That was *very* cool... and this is one of the types of shots that you just can't do on any other DV camera. Great shot!
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Old December 27th, 2004, 09:11 AM   #11
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Thank you very much Barry!

Yes, this camera can be used in many ways.
Turning it into some sort of a telescope was
something I wanted to try after reading it could
use EF type lenses with it's adapter.
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Old December 27th, 2004, 05:40 PM   #12
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That looks really nice - is the slight jiggly quality of the framing from the wind on the camera? What was the camera on?
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Old December 27th, 2004, 06:08 PM   #13
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Tks Chris...

600mm lens/2X extender was attached to my Winberley Gimbal Mount and
sitting on top of my Gitzo tripod. XL2 was then attached to
600mm/2X extender. I don't have a good quality tripod for
my XL2 at the moment. I agree, I did have a bit of shake problem
with this setup. Require more stable platform to shoot from to make
it smoother.

Mahalo!

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Old December 28th, 2004, 04:41 PM   #14
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I shot the eclipse about a month ago and was disappointed in the sharpness but then we have, as the astronomers say, "good seeing" on average about 3 days a year around here. Impressed with your shots I tried again last night because it was very cold and that usually improves things and the results were much better but still not as sharp as yours. Did you shoot this from the top of Haleakala?
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Old December 28th, 2004, 06:26 PM   #15
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Aloha A.J.

Okay on shooting last night. I'm sure it was a great deal colder there
in VA then here in Hawaii. I shot from my backyard. I live
on the island Oahu in a little town called Waikele. Nice clear
skies, weather front just passed through which improved shooting
conditions. What type of setup do you have there?

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