This afternoon I was walking in my backyard and I happened to look up and to the south. The moon was low in the sky over the trees and I thought I'd try to grab a shot or two.
|Panasonic G1 Nikkor 300mm f4.5 + Nikon TC200 2x teleconverter|
I wanted to get the most magnification I could so I reached into the lens drawer and pulled out the beast, my Nikkor 300mm f4.5. This is a big, heavy, long lens. When I bought it it was really, really dirty and had fungus on the rear element. I cleaned it and cleared up the fungus and now it works just fine. I then coupled the TC200 to the back which effectively gives me a 600mm lens.
I then put it on the front of my Panasonic Lumix G1, which has a 2x crop factor, meaning I now had a 1200mm lens. I hauled the tripod out back and set up. I focused on the moon and looked at the rear screen. To my amazement, I could actually see the moon move across the screen!
|Nikon D7000 35mm f1.8G|
This isn't a setup that has many applications, but taking a shot of the moon is the one place that it excels.