View Full Version : Shooting the Moon

19th February 2013, 07:23 PM
Finally some clearish sky so I thought I'd have a serious go at a moon shot with the Tamron 500, shooting off a tripod with a 12 sec delay to let things stabilise.

Focused using the LCD with 7X mag enabled (once roughly focused on the moon, otherwise it was rather difficult to find :) )

Not too bad I reckon but what do you think (cropped down to 1500+ pixels to remove blank sky)


19th February 2013, 08:25 PM
Looks pretty good Brian, fair bit of detail there.
Just a suggestion, try dropping the shutter speed a bit, tripod mounted I get down to 1/125 - 1/160 sec which will give you less exposure recovery to do in PP ;)
I might have another go later myself.

19th February 2013, 08:57 PM
a useful pointer Huw, thanks

20th February 2013, 11:37 AM
Excellent detail Brian. That lens was a very good purchase for you. *chr

20th February 2013, 05:23 PM
Trying out Huw's idea of dropping my shutter speed (to 1/200th sec) with a clearer evening I got this off the monopod. I think its both sharper and cleaner (I had to reduce the exposure about .5 to 1 ev in LR4 as it was a bit over-exposed)

Thanks Huw


27th February 2013, 09:08 AM
Nice job Brian *chr