Photo a Day Challenge

Full Moon – March 16, 2014 9:30PM

dual moons 1

So the difference between a DSLR with a “full frame” sensor, and a “cropped” APS C sized sensor is very noticable when you are shooting a full moon. Tripod mounted, both shot within 5 minutes or so of each other. Both using the EF 70-200 F2.8 IS “L” lens. The left moon is shot at 200 mm with the Canon 5D Mark II, with a 35mm, or full frame sensor. The right image was shot with my Canon 30D with a APS C, or cropped sensor. The 200 mm lens gets multiplied by 1.6, the crop factor of the lens, equaling 320 mm. I’l post a shot tomorrow using the EF 17-40 F4 “L” lens, at 17 mm, from both cameras to show the difference at the other end of the spectrum.

dual moons 2

Full disclosure….. the image above is the size the moon appears at 200mm, and 320mm respectively. The top picture¬† has the exact same perspective, I just cropped the moon at full size to enahance the difference.

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