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    Cool Moon with an 18-55 lens



    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.


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    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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    my effort with a point &shoot

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    iso - 100
    exposure - 1/25
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    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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    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.

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



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    Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
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    ISO Speed 400
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    Great work Wedgesali!!
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    Quote 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.

    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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