Photography ~ Yet, A Taller Tripod Atop The Van, 10/07

Reaching for the sky…

With the CamRanger Camera Rig on top of this tripod, it is just over 7-feet above the top of the van and about 16-feet above the ground. I am using my other Manfrotto Tripod. It is the one I use for my iOptron Skyguide Pro. I will have a ground and “sky” tripod set up for my sun rise shots the week of November 11th.

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Photography ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Telephoto Lens + EF 2X III & CamRanger, 09/24

The 2X III is a lens extender = 800mm

Although good close-ups, I can discern some lessening of sharpness in these pics as compared to the pictures I took earlier today @ 400mm [no extender being used]. The lack of bright sunlight is also a factor–skies are very overcast. The lighting is all ambient.

I think there are shots, other than lunar [some stacked and sharpened] and solar photographs where an extender is useful–particularly as compared to the cost of an 800mm prime lens. Anyway, here you have some of my pics for comparison.