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    Default Moon and Venus in the sunset last night

    a couple I took last night, wish we would have had a better sunset, was pretty drab.. but at least it was clear.. OMD and 12-59 on the wide angle and the 75-300 on the close up

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    Default Re: Moon and Venus in the sunset last night

    Both pictures are great. I've researched but never seen an explanation for why a telephoto lens appears to increase the distance between two objects, in this case the moon and Venus.

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    Default Re: Moon and Venus in the sunset last night

    Quote Originally Posted by jpcollinsworth View Post
    Both pictures are great. I've researched but never seen an explanation for why a telephoto lens appears to increase the distance between two objects, in this case the moon and Venus.
    just an optical illusion I guess. it was only separated by around 2 degrees or less than three lunar diameters, but if the lens only has a 6 degree fov, then its still 1/3 of the total frame away from each other,, and in this case cropped half or so so makes it look even farther away.
    if you look at the wide angle and you will see its still about 2.5 lunar diameters away.. it looked a lot cooler in person as it went down over the hills
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    Default Re: Moon and Venus in the sunset last night

    Thanks for the explanation. I tried to capture a picture that same evening but by the time I set everything up they had dipped to far and they were blocked by trees.

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