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    Not the ideal maximum focal lenth to shoot the moon but for all those with not an alternate, heres how to :

    ISO : 100
    Ap : F9
    Sh : 1/200th

    Did a bit of cropping, adjusted the sharpness in photoshop (unsharp mask works just fine) and that was it.

    Use of tripod is recommended.

    P.S I am a self-taught enthusiast and constructive feedback is more than welcomed.


    Super Moon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Last edited by wedgesali; 03-20-2011, 02:06 PM.

  • #2
    Nice!

    I tried to get a photo with an 18-55mm couldn't get nowhere near getting detail or a decent size shot even though the moon was at an all time low... Good work!

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    • #3
      my effort with a point &shoot

      102_5502
      .
      f - 11.5
      iso - 100
      exposure - 1/25
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      • #4
        You did a great job on the shot. It looks as good if not better than some earth shots from the shuttle, looks like the moon has continents on it.
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        • #5
          Nice shot for the equipment you're dealing with. I feel your pain! This is the best shot I could get last night. Shot handheld due to the fact that my CHEAP Quantaray tripod adds more shake than it prevents.

          Moon 3-19-11 by mikerob2334, on Flickr

          Exif data

          Camera Olympus E-620
          Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
          Aperture f/11.0
          Focal Length 150 mm
          ISO Speed 200
          Exposure Bias 0 EV
          Flash On, Did not fire
          Mike
          Gear:
          Olympus E-620, 14-42mm f/3.5, 40-150mm f/4, 50mm f/1.8
          Nikon N2000, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

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          • #6
            My first ever

            Moon shot...........I have never used a tripod OR a self timer. I was a tad overwhelmed but I shall keep trying.



            Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
            Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
            Aperture f/5.6
            Focal Length 178 mm
            ISO Speed 400
            Date 03192011
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            • #7
              Great work Wedgesali!!
              Anchorage, Alaska

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mikerob2334 View Post
                Shot handheld due to the fact that my CHEAP Quantaray tripod adds more shake than it prevents.
                A quick tip, hope you don't mind... if your lens has image stabilisation on it, it might be this that is causing the shake when using a tripod. Maybe try switching it off and see if the tripod helps out more. Not that you needed it for this shot. Looks like a good exposure and a reasonable shutter speed.

                Originally posted by doodles View Post
                Moon shot...........I have never used a tripod OR a self timer. I was a tad overwhelmed but I shall keep trying.
                A lovely, atmospheric photo. I hope you won't mind me saying that if you wanted to get more detail in the moon, you could by using a faster shutter speed (with same aperture) or smaller (bigger number) aperture (with same shutter speed). The moon is a bright object in a dark sky and the meter in the camera tries to expose for both so makes the moon look like it's glowing rather than capturing its detail.
                Samsung NX5 14.2MP (MILC or CSC) with 18-55mm kit lens. +1, +2, +3 and +10 close up lens. 50-200mm zoom lens. Sigma APO DG 70-300mm (pentax mount with adapter)
                Olympus Mju 790SW Tough P+S
                Husband: "Depth of field calculator? Does that tell you how far down your potatoes are?"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by doodles View Post
                  Moon shot...........I have never used a tripod OR a self timer. I was a tad overwhelmed but I shall keep trying.
                  I took a few shots and the first ones turned out almost like this - I had to under expose by 2 or 3 stops to capture the details in the moon itself.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by doodles View Post
                    Moon shot...........I have never used a tripod OR a self timer. I was a tad overwhelmed but I shall keep trying.
                    I took a few shots and the first ones turned out almost like this - I had to under expose by 2 or 3 stops to capture the details in the moon itself (as Bex mentions above - the camera is trying to meter for everything and can't capture the entire dynamic range)

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                    • #11


                      thanks everyone.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ratnendu View Post
                        my effort with a point &shoot

                        102_5502
                        .
                        f - 11.5
                        iso - 100
                        exposure - 1/25

                        thats a decent one considering it was shot using a P&S. Do u think it cud have been cropped a lil more?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheEagleSpirit View Post
                          You did a great job on the shot. It looks as good if not better than some earth shots from the shuttle, looks like the moon has continents on it.
                          gracius

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by doodles View Post
                            Moon shot...........I have never used a tripod OR a self timer. I was a tad overwhelmed but I shall keep trying.



                            Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
                            Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
                            Aperture f/5.6
                            Focal Length 178 mm
                            ISO Speed 400
                            Date 03192011

                            60th of a sec? dont you reckon its a lil slow for a subject so far away and so darn bright?

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                            • #15
                              Amazing detail for being handheld! I love this shot.

                              Originally posted by mikerob2334 View Post
                              Nice shot for the equipment you're dealing with. I feel your pain! This is the best shot I could get last night. Shot handheld due to the fact that my CHEAP Quantaray tripod adds more shake than it prevents.

                              Moon 3-19-11 by mikerob2334, on Flickr

                              Exif data

                              Camera Olympus E-620
                              Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
                              Aperture f/11.0
                              Focal Length 150 mm
                              ISO Speed 200
                              Exposure Bias 0 EV
                              Flash On, Did not fire
                              Danielle and a Canon Rebel XSi
                              My Photography
                              "Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." ~from The Wonder Years

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