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    itsnoelb is offline I'm new here!
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    Not big on composites but, thats nice!

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    If you have a 70-300, get out there an try a few manual shots. I think you'll be surprised.





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    Default My first Moon shot

    IMG_0013 pp resized

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    Camera Model Canon EOS REBEL T3i
    Shooting Date/Time 2/5/2012 8:25:29 AM
    Owner's Name Steve Pedersen
    Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
    Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/160
    Av( Aperture Value ) 11.0
    ISO Speed 200
    Lens 17-50mm
    Focal Length 50.0mm
    Image Size 1920x1081
    Image Quality Fine
    AF Mode Manual focusing

    I took 20 shots and this was the best of the bunch. The tamron lens I have has a really short focus throw getting manually focused was a bit difficult and i don't think i had it quite right. PP I had to reduce the brightness a bit and contrast up a lot. I need to get better at changing the settings while the camera is pointing up at a an angle.
    I was using a tripod and with it sitting at the angle i could not find the controls by feel to mess with different aperture and shutter speeds.
    I chose iso 200 to try to combat the noise / grain.
    Question is there a motorized focus mode where it's not AF but where I can step through the focus +/- in steps ?

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    >> Question is there a motorized focus mode where it's not AF but where I can step through the focus +/- in steps ?

    Steve:

    Don't think there is such a control; and although I'm still a beginner at this I found that using live view to focus works better than looking through the viewfinder. Using live view enables you to magnify the image 5x or 10x which really helps to focus.

    I did this one last night (it was take moon shots or listen to Madonna):

    Canon Rebel XS
    EF 70-300 Lens
    ISO 100
    Shutter 1/125
    f10
    300 mm

    IMG_1186-2_cr

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    Default 1st Post on DPS

    Followed the advice (mostly) here with the following:

    Date of shot: Feb. 2, 2012
    Camera: Canon 7D
    Lens: EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM L IS @300 mm
    shutter: 1/160
    aperture: f/8.0
    ISO: 200+
    WB: AWB
    Focus: AF
    Format: RAW
    Post process: cropped with contrast enhancement and high pass filter


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    Thanks Arlon and the rest of you guys - you have inspired me to keep trying and I am getting there:

    Moon Shot


    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Lens Tamron AF 70-300mm VC USD
    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/8.0
    Focal Length 300 mm
    ISO Speed 200
    Exposure Program Manual
    Date and Time (Original) 2012:02:10 23:27:06.62Z
    Last edited by NeverEnoughTime; 03-19-2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    Thanks to this thread I have been able to improve my shots of the moon from a flat glowing orb to something a little better - still a way to go but here are the best so far. Thanks guys

    Moon @ 1000mm #3

    21.28 on 5th March 2012
    Canon 7D
    Tamron SP 55BB 500mm
    Kenko 2X Teleplus Pro 300
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    1/50 sec
    F8 (possibly F16 with teleconvertor)
    100 ISO

    Moon @ 1000mm #2.2

    18:58 on 1st March 2012
    Canon 7D
    Tamron SP 55BB 500mm
    Kenko 2X Teleplus Pro 300
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    1/125 sec
    F8 (possibly F16 with teleconvertor)
    400 ISO

    Moon @ 1000mm

    18:48 on 25th February 2012
    Canon EOS 7D on tripod
    Tamron SP 55BB 500mm
    Kenko 2X Teleplus Pro 300
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    1/125 sec
    F8 (possibly F16 with teleconvertor)
    ISO Speed 800

    Flickr Moon Set: Moon - a set on Flickr
    Last edited by NeverEnoughTime; 03-19-2012 at 03:41 PM.

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    I just posted my first moon attempt in a different topic on the tutorial forum, but now I see a more active/recent topic here, so I'll post it here too.

    Moon


    Camera Nikon D5100
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture f/11.0
    Focal Length 300 mm
    Focal Length 302.0 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias 0 EV

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    Default 2nd Moon Attempt

    I picked up a M42 Asahi Super Takumar 200mm 1:4 lens and this is my 2nd attempt at a decent moon shot.

    Moon

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    Default Shot with Tamron 70-300mm

    This was taken hand held the day before I got my tripod (Tuesday). Does it look pretty clear to you?

    Settings:
    300mm
    1/250
    f 8
    ISO 200
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