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    Default My First Shot of the moon

    Hi bros

    This is my first try on shooting the moon pls give me some advise on improving

    Pic is unedited but cropped,takiing using the cheap Tamaron 70-300 with a 2x TC and tripod




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    Default Re: My First Shot of the moon

    It seems out of focus and underexposed. It doesn't seem captivating and would have done better with a full moon as well as some clouds to add to the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemchua View Post
    It seems out of focus and underexposed. It doesn't seem captivating and would have done better with a full moon as well as some clouds to add to the picture.
    Thanks for the frank comments i see that too but the lens with a TC don't seem to focus well

    points noted

    cheers!

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    Default Re: My First Shot of the moon

    2 problems for me.

    Not sharp.

    Annotation - everybody knows it is THE MOON. so no need to add legs when you draw the snake.
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    Default Re: My First Shot of the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by jemchua View Post
    It seems out of focus and underexposed. It doesn't seem captivating and would have done better with a full moon as well as some clouds to add to the picture.
    This is not a artistic moon shot, with that amount of zoom you wouldnt see any clouds
    If it were cloudy, you wouldnt get a sharp shot of the moon

    The full moons are the worst for this kind of photography, as they dont give much detail

    There are two kinds of detail
    1 shadow detail
    2 surface detail

    To preserve shadow detail you have to underexpose a bit
    Most people concentrate on surface detail, ie the craters & end up blowing away all the subtle shadaow details

    Base your comments on facts & not fantasy

    Did you use a tripod for the shot, there seems to be a bit of blur, use a timer
    I think the exposure is just about right, only with a sharp focus will the details come out
    Did you focus & meter manually, would highly reccomend both these

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    Quote Originally Posted by drama View Post
    This is not a artistic moon shot, with that amount of zoom you wouldnt see any clouds
    If it were cloudy, you wouldnt get a sharp shot of the moon

    The full moons are the worst for this kind of photography, as they dont give much detail

    There are two kinds of detail
    1 shadow detail
    2 surface detail

    To preserve shadow detail you have to underexpose a bit
    Most people concentrate on surface detail, ie the craters & end up blowing away all the subtle shadaow details

    Base your comments on facts & not fantasy

    Did you use a tripod for the shot, there seems to be a bit of blur, use a timer
    I think the exposure is just about right, only with a sharp focus will the details come out
    Did you focus & meter manually, would highly reccomend both these
    Thanks Cser brothers for all your C&Cs

    I am a very newbie in this section and am learning everyday i take all comments with a pinch of salt

    Thanks! bro drama i am begining to appreciate zooming in the night skyies but due to restrain of funds will have to do it one step at a time your comments were very encouraging

    yes , a tripod was used the blurring is due to a cheap standard zoom lens the Tamaron70-300 focusing was done manually so is metering and was snapping using a remote cord the cam body is new just collected yesterday so was trying out all it's feature so pls forgive my poor pics

    Cheers
    kent

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    Default Re: My First Shot of the moon

    Good attempt It is not sharp and details of the moon are not there... you just got to keep trying. What is the aperture and shutter speed used here?

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