Waxing Crescent Moon

Full moons are special. I am quite amazed at all the details I can see in a photo of a full moon, considering that the moon is 238,900 miles away from Earth.

For a change of pace, I decided to head out tonight to take a look at the waxing crescent moon in the night sky. I was testing the TC-17EII, which is a 1.7 teleconverter. 200mm x 1.7 should be 340mm, but iPhoto reported it as 330mm.

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Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, TC-17 EII, ISO 100, 330mm, f/8, 1/30s

Took off the teleconverter for another series of photos.

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Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, ISO 100, 200mm, f/8, 1/25s

Then, switched to the 28-300mm.

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Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5G-5.6 ED VR, ISO 100, 300mm, f/11, 1/30s

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