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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch
    I tried taking again last night but dunno how come it dont turn out any better. Used all combination of my Lenses and with and without my TC. I'm also worried that the policemen will come knocking at my door cos my oposite neighbours may think I was shooting at them. You know if you got all the big lens setup towards them.

    BTW, whats the ISO setting you guys used? I tried from 100 to 400 but still same outcomes.
    Hi DeSwitch,

    I have not realy tried shooting the moon before as I don't have that great reach with any of my lens.

    I did try with the 75-300mm kit lens but just cant get any sharpness.

    The setting I was using was around F/16-18 at around 1/4 sec.

    Hope this is of any help settings wise.

    Oh I try to use ISO 100 for most things I shoot and would have done so with this try.
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    i used 1/8s, ISO 100, f10
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    Hi +evenstar,

    A wee question.

    Is there a trick to the focus when shooting the moon ?

    I ask this as I tried using the 75-300mm kit lens and no matter if I used auto focus or manual, I was not happy with the result.

    I don't normally use my kit lens as it doesn't fit into what I shoot, but I would have expected it to be better.

    If you are about to say, "I used an "L" series lens", then that explains everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi +evenstar,

    A wee question.

    Is there a trick to the focus when shooting the moon ?

    I ask this as I tried using the 75-300mm kit lens and no matter if I used auto focus or manual, I was not happy with the result.

    I don't normally use my kit lens as it doesn't fit into what I shoot, but I would have expected it to be better.

    If you are about to say, "I used an "L" series lens", then that explains everything.


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    i think focus should be to infinity, as least thats what i do. Then i spot meter on the moon, and shoot at - 2/3 to -1 EV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi +evenstar,

    A wee question.

    Is there a trick to the focus when shooting the moon ?

    I ask this as I tried using the 75-300mm kit lens and no matter if I used auto focus or manual, I was not happy with the result.

    I don't normally use my kit lens as it doesn't fit into what I shoot, but I would have expected it to be better.

    If you are about to say, "I used an "L" series lens", then that explains everything.


    Cheers
    As mentioned by someone here. By using the sunny f/16 you are somewhere there.
    And it goes something like this.

    1) Lens range - 300mm
    2) Aperture - f/11 or f/16 ( provided there is no clouds/polution in the night sky)
    3) ISO setting - 100 will do
    4) Shutter speed setting - follow the recipocal range of your lens as given as an example (like 1/300sec or 1/250sec). Can even try 1/125sec or even 1/60sec to see which is best (might over-expose). This apply to only almost full moon to complete full moon.
    5) Yah! focus to the moon if you can.
    6) A tripod & a shutter realase is a must for this kind of shot.
    7) Enjoy experimenting dude & have fun.

    Hope I know what I'm explaining here & hope I'm correct too. Heehee....
    Last edited by Spectrum; 16th March 2006 at 12:51 AM.

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    Shooting at f11, it does not matter whether you use an L or not...

    for my shot, I just set to AF and shoot...use a 2sec timer with MLU and remote...my moon only took up the size of 4 AF points BTW
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    Sunny F16 means:

    1) ISO set to your desired.
    2) Shutter = 1/ISO
    3) Aperture = f16
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Well done, gentlemen!!! Nice shot!!!

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