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Re: A brief glimpse at the Moon this evening

Why, when I try to shoot the moon do I only get a massively over-exposed ball of white?
What settings should I use on the em5 mkll?
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Re: A brief glimpse at the Moon this evening

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I can't complain about the results, it's just that I rarely need so much focal length these days. The power line the Belted Kingfisher is perched on is visible above and in front of the 350mm lens hood which gives you an idea of the reach of the combination.
That reach is very impressive.
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Why, when I try to shoot the moon do I only get a massively over-exposed ball of white?
What settings should I use on the em5 mkll?
My guess would be that you're not using spot metering?
Or you are fully manual, wide open (aperture) with a slowish shutter speed.

What are your settings?
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Re: A brief glimpse at the Moon this evening

Hiya Huw, I tried all sorts of combinations eg spot metering, lowest iso, various focal lengths and shutter speeds but the camera still shows the over-exposure warnings. I managed to shoot the moon a few years ago with the e600 but hand held and not very sharp at 300mm, just checked the exif and it was f9, 1/125, spot metered, iso 100 with the 70-300 f4-f5.6. When the weather/moon co-operate again I'll have another go.
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Hiya Huw, I tried all sorts of combinations eg spot metering, lowest iso, various focal lengths and shutter speeds but the camera still shows the over-exposure warnings. I managed to shoot the moon a few years ago with the e600 but hand held and not very sharp at 300mm, just checked the exif and it was f9, 1/125, spot metered, iso 100 with the 70-300 f4-f5.6. When the weather/moon co-operate again I'll have another go.
That's strange.
Definitely use spot metering, I tend to try and keep my exposure time upwards of 1/125s in this case it was 1/160s. ISO 100 or 200.
I shoot tripod mounted with IS off. Remote release or timed release with a delay. In this case I used the electronic shutter, anything to minimise camera/lens movement.
Even a slight breeze can cause havoc with sharpness
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That reach is very impressive.
The setup shot was taken with a wide angle so it is slightly deceiving but a 990mm on 4/3 does give a very narrow field of view. About 1.5 diagonally I'd guess/estimate.
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