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First moon photo
Posted By: IsaacSteiner, 03-06-2009, 07:48 PM

Hey,

I went out with my Tamron LD 70-300mm lens and tried some shots of the moon.

I'm pretty pleased with this one.



Let me know what you think

-Isaac
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03-06-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Its a nice shot Isaac.
I would try cropping it down a little bit and possibly trying to brighten it up.
Also I like your flickr page, you have a nice eye for composition
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Its a nice shot Isaac.
I would try cropping it down a little bit and possibly trying to brighten it up.
Also I like your flickr page, you have a nice eye for composition
Oh, well thanks so much, Brendan. I really appreciate that.

I'll try to get another one, but hopefully a full moon, and I'll try you suggestions. I found when it was a bit brighter, you couldn't see quite as much detail, but I'm sure I could have brightened it up a bit.

Thanks again,

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Great shot looks sharp, the moon is hard to photograph, thanks for sharing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IsaacSteiner Quote
Oh, well thanks so much, Brendan. I really appreciate that.

I'll try to get another one, but hopefully a full moon, and I'll try you suggestions. I found when it was a bit brighter, you couldn't see quite as much detail, but I'm sure I could have brightened it up a bit.

Thanks again,

-Isaac
Thats very true.. its a trade off between that detail and exposure
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Great shot looks sharp, the moon is hard to photograph, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the comment. With the full resolution photo, I could zoom right in, and see all the craters and everything.

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Thats very true.. its a trade off between that detail and exposure
Yeah, it's kind of hard to get it just right. But I could have brightened it up, and not have lost much detail probably.

Thanks again guys,

-Isaac
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Nice shot. A difficult target to get just right. Can't wait to see your next shot at the moon
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A good Moon shot indeed . I agree with the croping comment. Well done.

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That is a very good first shot. The Moon takes a little practice and every camera/lens combo seems to require different settings. I set the camera to M mode and manual focus set to infinity. I set the Aperture to 1 stop below its fastest setting and then play around with shutter speeds until I get the right look.

Below is a Moon taken last April with the DA 50-200 (K100D Super)

f/6.3 (most likely), 1/400, 400 ISO



This was withe K200D and DA 55-300
f/11.0, 1/125, 100 ISO


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Nice shot. A difficult target to get just right. Can't wait to see your next shot at the moon
Thanks I'll most likely be posting the photo of the full moon. As long I don't forget.

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A good Moon shot indeed . I agree with the croping comment. Well done.
Thanks a lot Next time I'll crop it a bit more.

QuoteOriginally posted by ajuett Quote
That is a very good first shot. The Moon takes a little practice and every camera/lens combo seems to require different settings. I set the camera to M mode and manual focus set to infinity. I set the Aperture to 1 stop below its fastest setting and then play around with shutter speeds until I get the right look.
Thank you. Thanks for the tips on what settings to use.

I'm going to try 100 ISO, 1/30 sec. shutter, and maybe like F5.8 or F8.

Thanks everyone for the comments

-Isaac
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