The Super Blood Wolf Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse on January 20-21, 2019, near Punta Gorda, Florida
I was very excited to try shooting the Super Blood Wolf Moon and total lunar eclipse on January 20th with my new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera to compare the results with my Nikon D5. My Nikon D5 has always been my go-to camera for night photography so I was curious to see how the mirrorless would compare. The Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless camera has become my favorite camera and as seen in previous blog entries it was a life saver while shooting in Italy last October. I use the Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ seamlessly with my other Nikkor lenses on the Z7 and have been getting good results. I attached the Nikkor 600mm f/4 with a 1.7x teleconverter to set up for the moon shot. Although it was difficult to continue tracking the moon as it was directly overhead and my Gitzo tripod just about had a meltdown by the end of the eclipse I was still able to get a nice sequence of lunar events on the 20th.
The sequence above was shot with the Nikon Z7 mirrorless. The super blood wolf moon below was shot with the Nikon D5. The results are pretty impressive.
The Super Blood Wolf Moon on January 20-21, 2019, near Punta Gorda, Florida