Moonshot D800

Here is another moonshot using my Nikon 400mm with the 2.0x and 1.4x teleconverters only this time with my Nikon D800. This setup, unlike the mirror/shutter-less Nikon J1,  requires sandbags strapped to the lens to reduce shutter vibrations, the mirror was locked up prior to exposures. I also included a shot of Saturn for perspective and relative resolution. The “seeing” conditions for the Moon were clear and fairly good but Saturn was veiled by some high cirrus clouds.

From Lost Bay:


Cropped Moon:_DSC4812_crop

Full Frame 35mm D800:_DSC4812

Cropped Saturn:


Saturn Full Frame 35mm size D800:_DSC4838