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 Post subject: Taking Pictures of Moon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:45 pm 
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Hi

With my new canon 70-200mm f2.8L mk2 i thought of taking some pictures of moon and did click some. from the viewfinder moon was pretty clear but the moment i saw the photos they were completely blurred. why is this? is tripod a must of taking pictures of moon?

below are the pictures taken..

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:06 pm 
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haha, the moon is lighter than you may think! :lol:
Try 1/100 with f/4 and 100ISO :wink:

The moon is very light, really!

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Either: use spot metering and point directly at the moon, possibly with a bit of -EV, or manual and drop exposure until you get it right. The moon, particularly when full, is very bright. The camera metering sees all the black and therefore tends to overexpose the moon. You shouldn't need a tripod at 200mm, with IS, assuming you don't go silly with the shutter.

In fact, you probably need more focal length to get the moon to any significant size.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:47 pm 
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Gr8 guyz... will try this tomorrow and post my pics again.. afterall this is how amateurs learn isnt??? :lol: :lol:

Thanks a lot for your tips...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:54 pm 
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Of course;)
My first moon shots looked like yours. And then, I realised the moon is BRIGHT. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:22 pm 
Yes,spot metering is the key,since you have one glowing circle & total darkness in the rest of the frame.
I made this with my compact camera http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/460 ... 10db_o.jpg :)


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I first used my Powershot SX-10 IS which has an enormous zoom, equiv. 560mm.
http://simon.deobald.org/bilder/mond.jpg

Later I tried it with my brother's manual 500mm f6.3 lens on my 500D (eqiv. 800mm).
http://simon.deobald.org/bilder/mondneu5.jpg

I got the best handheld results in the TV mode with shutter speeds between 1/500 and 1/800 seconds at ISO 200-400, depending on the aperture of the lens.

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For the full moon shots there is the sunny 16 rule that applies also. That would be F/16 1:125 sec, ISO 100 or equivalent. U don't need the tripod for that shot if you use lens up to 500mm, u just step up 2 steps on the aperture which would give you 1:500 shutter speed, even 1:1000 if you go up to F/5.6 which would give you pretty clear image hand held, can u imagine shooting at ISO 200, that is 1:2000 sec, you do the math. U can use stop metering but for this shot try to shoot in manual with these settings and see what you get. If you need to compensate a little bit it's OK but this should be pretty close. Don't shoot wide open at this kinds of shots though, it is completely unnecessary.

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thanks a lot for your wonderful tips guyz..

will try tonite and upload the new photos again :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:32 pm 
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Hi All

As promised i got a chance to take photos of moon and this time i succeeded and i need your opinion as well.

Taken quite a lot of shots and please tell me which one did you all liked.

Please click on the below links which will take you to my flickr and i have written the exif data information there...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:29 pm 
Eh why is the moon so dark? and also when posting moon shots you should always crop the moon, shots like that are kinda useless since u dont see the details in the moon at all.. to far off understand?


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I agree about the cropping part. You'll see much more detail when you crop shots like this.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:56 pm 
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Ah. ok this is first time i was taking photos of moon so no idea how to post them.. here is the cropped version.. pls click the below link to watch it..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43132088@N07/4749701074/sizes/m/in/photostream/

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yo, looks nice Mano!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Ruben ... you are the first one in this forum to appreciate my work for the first time.. thanks a lot.. gives lot of motivation now :D

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