Ever wonder what a crop sensor camera would produce using a full frame lens and a teleconverter? Well that's what I did when I photographed the lunar eclipse from Cape Town, South Africa. Check out this video to see what I captured!
I was in South Africa doing events with Sony and happened to be there during the lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018. I went up to the rooftop of the hotel where I was staying at and photographed the eclipse using the Sony A6500 with the 100-400 G Master lens. I then added the 1.4 Sony Teleconverter to this combination to get an equivalent 840mm!
When you put a 1.4 teleconverter on a 400mm lens it makes it an equivalent 560mm. When you multiply that by the 1.5 crop factor it gives is a 840mm FOV equivalency.
In the video I shot both with the teleconverter and without to give you an idea of what both look like. You'll also be able to see the difference in ISO between the two since the teleconverter changes the maximum aperture of the lens from f/5.6 to f/8.
Here are the images taken:
Images taken using the Teleconverter:
I was very fortunate to be able to shoot both the solar eclipse in August 2017 in the United States and less than one year later shoot the lunar eclipse in South Africa. It's a pretty surreal experience to capture one of these events, but to be able to capture two in less than a year is special.
I hope this video and blog helps you to better understand how to shoot a lunar eclipse, and that it helps you to understand how a teleconverter can work on a crop sensor camera.
**Links to Gear**
*Sony A6500- https://bhpho.to/2Oe516m
*Sony 100-400mm lens- https://bhpho.to/2Bx8UkP
*Sony 1.4 Teleconverter- https://bhpho.to/2nLhK4D
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