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Old 21st January 2011
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Moon

Doing a lot of firsts this week, firstly the smoke pictures, then had a go at the moon last night, any tips? for a better result

Focal length 200mm
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ISO 100
Exposure time 1/800
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Old 21st January 2011
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Re: Moon

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Doing a lot of firsts this week, firstly the smoke pictures, then had a go at the moon last night, any tips? for a better result
Focal length 200mm
f.5.6
ISO 100
Exposure time 1/800
Program m
Nice shot Barry, I like the positioning in the frame.
Only point I would offer is perhaps a little more exposure, to ISO 200 or bringing down the shutter speed to 1/400.

Here's a full Moon shot I took the other night ISO200, 1/400s and f/8 (hand held).
I find the full Moon to be less interesting than the type of shot you have taken where shadow is starting to creep across the surface.

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Old 21st January 2011
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Re: Moon

Thanks, next time i get a chance to take some shots of the moon i will try the settings you suggest, with 200mm i am never gonna get craters n stuff but i was happy with the result, i never really looked at my picture with the shaow before but can clearly see its how you describe
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Old 21st January 2011
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Re: Moon

When I shoot the moon I use spot exposure (the sky is jet black so no need to take it into account to determine the exposure) and open the lens wide, there's no need to worry about DOF what so ever so a large aperture is fine, the moon is vey bright I've always used 100 ISO and still get good shutter speeds.

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with 200mm i am never gonna get craters n stuff
You will be able to "see" craters. Your shot was taken with a full moon when the sun's light is shining directly on the moon's surface as we see it, so there are no shadows in the craters. As the relative positions of the earth,moon and sun change the light falls on the surface more from one side or the other. I took some shots the other night and they are pretty much like your's. However here's one I took some time ago which was just a few days from full moon and the craters are starting to be more visible. When you get to half moon or less it gets even better except of course you can't see the whole face of the moon.





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Old 22nd January 2011
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Re: Moon

Now thats a shot Peter i might try next time its not quite a full moon but a clear night and see what i get. cheers for the replies all, its kept the inspiration going
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Re: Moon

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Doing a lot of firsts this week, firstly the smoke pictures, then had a go at the moon last night, any tips? for a better result?
It looks good to me. I don't have any tips to add, but Andrzej Wrotniak has some excellent advice here on his brilliant Oly-based website.
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Thanks Ellie, some good stuff in that article i have saved it to use as a tool when i next get the chance to take moon shots
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Re: Moon

Hi Barry
Seeing a clear sky and a half (ish) moon tonight reminded me of this thread.

So.... I fired up the E-600 and Bigma and got this. Plenty of craters.





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Old 13th February 2011
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Re: Moon

I love that shot Peter, i tried again the other night with a cresent moon but it was really windy and i struggled to keep the camera still enough to get a decent shot........ i will keep trying though
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