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The Moon
Lens: Sigma Camera: K20D Photo Location: Arkansas ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: wa5am, 07-30-2010, 04:09 AM

Been a long time since I've posted here. Had an injury and just now able to get back with the show.
I took this yesterday morning with the Sigma 50-500mm "Bigma" @500mm and my K20D. Think I oversharpened just a little, but I still like the effect and ruggedness of the moonscape... 1/60th @ f/11, ISO 100.

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07-30-2010, 04:12 AM   #2
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Not bad! I agree that it's a bit soft, but the contrast in the details is great!

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Thanks for the reply Adam. I think I need to squeeze out a faster shutter speed, since at that magnification, even 1/60th sec is going to show some movement from the Earth's rotation. I'm going to try going to ISO 400, maybe higher and see what happens.
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Its very tough to get much detail and contrast when the moon is that full so your shot came out very well.


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