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Shooting the Moon
Lens: Opteka 500mm F8 Mirror Camera: K-50 Photo Location: Mesa, Arizona ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/20s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: dakight, 12-26-2014, 05:30 AM

Converted to black and white, Cropped and sharpened in Photo Shop.

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I like the PP and the fact you chose B&W. Nice one.
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Bump up the ISO to get the shutter speed faster than 1/100th and you'll do even better.
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Here's another taken with my Sigma 70-300 zoomed all the way out to 300mm. Color as shot at 5000K and no post processing other than cropping.


*edit* I just noticed that I still have -2EV dialed in, but that shouldn't matter because I was shooting in manual mode.

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I tried taking the same shots of the quarter moon but keep getting a reflection on the moon as well. It also happens when I shoot the full moon. The image of the moon is there but I also get a reflection or ghost image. Any suggestions?
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You don't say what lens you are using or if it has a filter on the front of it. Ghost images are caused by internal reflections. If you have a filter on your lens take it off and you'll likely see an improvement. It may just be a characteristic of your particular lens and there may not be much you can do about it.
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Nice shots of something that seems easy to shoot but actually is not so easy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dakight Quote
You don't say what lens you are using or if it has a filter on the front of it. Ghost images are caused by internal reflections. If you have a filter on your lens take it off and you'll likely see an improvement. It may just be a characteristic of your particular lens and there may not be much you can do about it.
I am using the DA 50-200mm.(saving to get the 55-300) and yes I do have a filter on. I will remove it and try again. Thanks. Any suggestion for a more economical lens that is just as good? Apart from the DA L.

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I am using the DA 50-200mm.(saving to get the 55-300) and yes I do have a filter on. I will remove it and try again. Thanks. Any suggestion for a more economical lens that is just as good? Apart from the DA L.


The DA L 50-200mm is better than you might think. Take the filter off and turn on the lens corrections in the camera body. Stop down a couple of stops from wide open and you should get some very acceptable results. When shooting the moon have the camera on a tripod and use a remote some or the 2 second self timer to release the shutter. I get my best results with manual exposure rather than auto. I usually start with 1/250 s, f 5.6 or 8 then bracket +or - 1 EV. Clean it up in your favorite post processing software and show us what you got!
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OK. Thanks for the info. Will try tonight and let you know.
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