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03-03-2015, 10:33 AM - 1 Like   #16
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"Fast" and "slow" lens refers to the aperture setting. A wider open aperture (smaller f number, f1.7, f2.8 for example) allows in more light and therefore a faster shutter speed in comparison to a smaller aperature (larger f number, f4, f5.6 for example) Think of a bottle of water. The larger the opening of the bottle, the faster the water will poor out of the bottle. This of course is an over simplified explanation and there are other factors to consider before you get in a habit of shooting all your shots wide open.
I was going to say, the faster ones have little feet and it's really hard to catch them, some people ruin everything.

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Welcome to the forum, I think most of you questions appear to have been answered now.
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Thanks all, a lot of answers! Managed a pretty decent moon shot last night with the 3 second mirror lock thing, made a big difference! And happened to be a 1/250 shutter speed too. Thank you everyone!
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Thanks all, a lot of answers! Managed a pretty decent moon shot last night with the 3 second mirror lock thing, made a big difference! And happened to be a 1/250 shutter speed too. Thank you everyone!
JPEGs or it didn't happen.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Amy Coulbeck Quote
Thanks all, a lot of answers! Managed a pretty decent moon shot last night with the 3 second mirror lock thing, made a big difference! And happened to be a 1/250 shutter speed too. Thank you everyone!
We'd love to see your moon shot!
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My moon

Thanks Carol - Remember I am a real beginner, so for me this was a really good result! See attached (hopefully...)
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good work. try opening the aperture up a stop and drop the ISO - no change in shutter speed. should sharpen up a little.
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I'm always encouraged when I see "Flash Used - No" in the exif of moon shots.

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Amy, indeed that is a very nice shot of the moon! WildMark had some good suggestions. Once you start photographing the moon, it becomes very addictive! So please post any future ones you take!
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