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09-10-2008, 07:45 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by roverlr3 Quote
I got my 55-300 about a week ago and got some great wildlife shots. But this evening I went out to do some experimental shots of the moon and photos taken were terrible, they were just a large blur of light. In the view finder they focused in fairly fast and looked nice and sharp but the image taken was not. Anybody have any thoughts about what I did wrong? I was using a K10, 2sec timer, app. priority, iso 100, and multi seg. metering on a tripod. A few months ago I did some moon shots and they turned out ok with my 50-135. I could'nt get the 50-135 to take a good pic tonight either. Jeff
The moon is really bright in most places and I have taken shots of it hand held because the speed for a half moon at f5.6 is well over 1/20, most of my shots are 1/80. You need to use spot metering for the moon, the moon is hard to expose right especially if you have anything else in the scene its very easy to over expose the moon in order to get say a dimly lit house with the moon behind it, would be hard. So you say the camera locked focus, it looked good in the view finder you used a timer and "multi seg. metering got a big blur," I have seen this and in most cases its over exposure from not spot metering the moon (a must). How they came out before may have been more luck. If I do understand you correct you used the automatic multi seg metering and not the spot metering.

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If you could not get either lens to take a good photo then I would say you have a problem with the camera.

Both those lenses especially the 50-135mm are great lenses.

Are they both working ok in daylight?

Neil
No offense intended, but I'd check for operator error before assuming there's a problem with the camera. Suggest posting images, EXIF information, etc.
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Moon Shot with 55-300

K100d, sorry I didn't mean to hijack your thread, but the guys who replied to my post helped a bunch. For a 300mm zoom at a very reasonable price, this lens is a good choice.
Here is a shot I just took, at 300mm, f/8, 1/800sec, spot metered, iso 400.
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Good to see you sorted the problem out.



Thats a nice shot





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QuoteOriginally posted by roverlr3 Quote
K100d, sorry I didn't mean to hijack your thread, but the guys who replied to my post helped a bunch. For a 300mm zoom at a very reasonable price, this lens is a good choice.
it's all cool, good to see more samples from the lens and get other people's feedback
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