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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:40 pm 
can anyone help me which settings should i use if i want to take a picture of the moon i tryed so many times and all the time i get a big flashy ball.. no details....
pls help :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:57 pm 
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Hi hower,

I've moved your post into the Technical and scientific photography forum where there are a number of threads on this subject. Can you find what you need here?

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 Post subject: Moon photo
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:22 am 
I've tried many times with a 400mm focal length and I get a very crude image at best. My guess, based on what I know about telescopes, is you'll need at least 1500mm effective focal length to get reasonable detail, or you could try some filters to keep the moon from burning out the center of the image. Another suggestion is to hook up to a digiscope, or a high-quality binocular using an attachment provided by the mfr.


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the key is fairly quick shutter speeds I try 1/200th at f/4 maybe, (at 135mm)

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 Post subject: Moon photo
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:29 pm 
The very crude results I got were with 1/200 to 1/250 sec., so that part is correct. But 135mm won't cut it - you'll need ten times that length, or you'll just have a crude image.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:02 pm 
this shot was taken at 1/800th at 300mm ( equal to 480mm on the xti/400d)

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can you post a few shots so that we can get a better idea of what you are getting??

Edit: This is a 75% crop. (I think :oops: )


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 Post subject: Re: Moon photo
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:03 pm 
dalethorn wrote:
The very crude results I got were with 1/200 to 1/250 sec., so that part is correct. But 135mm won't cut it - you'll need ten times that length, or you'll just have a crude image.


With the high resolution sensors on today's cameras, it should be easy to crop the image so that it appears larger than it actually was on the sensor.

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You should read the thread here.

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