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  • #1496
    nobigdeal
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    I suck at moon shots.

    I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I am using live view manually focusing the moon in perfectly clear and when i take the shot I get this…

    Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 1000
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire

    Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
    X-Resolution: 72 dpi
    Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
    Software: GIMP 2.6.1
    Date and Time: 2008:12:14 18:21:26
    YCbCr Positioning: Centered
    Exposure Program: Aperture priority
    Date and Time (Original): 2008:12:13 20:57:55
    Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:12:13 20:57:55
    Shutter Speed: 327680/65536
    Sub-Second Time: 01
    Sub-Second Time (Original): 01
    Sub-Second Time (Digitized): 01
    Color Space: sRGB
    Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4438.356 dpi
    Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4445.969 dpi
    Compression: JPEG
    Image Width: 2724 pixels
    Image Height: 1776 pixels

    That was the best one…most look like this:

    Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
    Aperture: f/11
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 1000
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire

    Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
    X-Resolution: 72 dpi
    Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
    Software: GIMP 2.6.1
    Date and Time: 2008:12:14 18:22:09
    YCbCr Positioning: Centered
    Exposure Program: Aperture priority
    Date and Time (Original): 2008:12:13 21:05:52
    Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:12:13 21:05:52
    Shutter Speed: 131072/65536
    Sub-Second Time: 04
    Sub-Second Time (Original): 04
    Sub-Second Time (Digitized): 04
    Color Space: sRGB
    Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4438.356 dpi
    Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4445.969 dpi
    Compression: JPEG
    Image Width: 2496 pixels
    Image Height: 1768 pixels

    Any advice?

    #20160
    sleeping
    Participant

    You’re way, way overexposing these. Remember that the moon is actually being lit by direct sunlight, so the exposure you need is actually not that great. Not quite what you’d shoot at full sunlight during the day, but not far off – something like 1/125 at F11 at 100 ISO.

    #20161
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    You’re way, way overexposing these. Remember that the moon is actually being lit by direct sunlight, so the exposure you need is actually not that great. Not quite what you’d shoot at full sunlight during the day, but not far off – something like 1/125 at F11 at 100 ISO.

    I should have figured that out by looking at the data for all the photos. The better ones had faster shutter speeds.

    I’m going to try again later.

    Thanks!

    #20162
    jpatten
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    #20163
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    http://photos.bahneman.com/tricks/article.php?story=20051007132635145

    Thanks!

    Unfortunately the clouds rolled in last night before the moon came out.

    #20164
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Had a clear night last night.

    Was very cold & windy but I managed to get a few decent shots in before frostbite set in.

    #20165
    andyofne
    Participant

    Had a clear night last night.

    Was very cold & windy but I managed to get a few decent shots in before frostbite set in.

    That is damn fine right there.

    #20166
    Killerclaw
    Participant

    what lens?

    #20167
    jpatten
    Participant

    200mm?

    #20168
    orionid
    Participant

    Seems I wasn’t the only one taking advantage of the clear skies saturday night. Only I think my focus was ever so slightly off. Nice detail – awesome shot!

    #20169
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    I used my 70-300. Not my favorite lens but it is the longest I have right now.

    I took a few with the 70-200 but the 300mm ones actually came out better.

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