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 Post subject: How to shoot the moon
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:40 pm 
Hi

I tried shooting the full moon last night, but I had problems.

I used a tripod to maintain stability, but everytime the moon was too bright and could not see the detail on the subject.

I tried different shutter speeds, and tried over and under exposing them. But still could not get the shot...

What are your tips for shooting the moon?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:12 pm 
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For the exposure I would go fully manual selecting the widest aperture for which your lens is still sharp and then playing with the shutter speed. Trial and error will quickly get the Moon's disc at the right brightness. Then you will almost certainly need to select manual focus and do some more trial and error shots to get the focus pin sharp.

Bob.

P.S. As you can see, I've moved your post to the Technical and scientific photography forum which is its natural home. 8)

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Hi Gatecrasher, there's a thread about this here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=425


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Thanks, Gordon. I missed that one. :oops:

Gatecrasher, would you mind if I locked this thread and encouraged further posts over at the thread Gordon mentioned? That makes it easier for other members to find what they need.

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