a better moon? shot just now at 6:08 am


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GriGri

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just wondering what's the best aperture for shooting the moon...

 

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Love both of them! :thumbsup:
 

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the slightly blue hue of #2 adds to the mode. I need to try this out man.. but I don't have my 70-300 anymore :cry:
 

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Do u need any other attachment, special lens to take similar shot? Tried before but the moon always over exposed & not as big as in GriGri's image.

Perhaps will try again using GriGri's settings ...

pics are :thumbsup: btw ...
 

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AixisOfJustice said:
Do u need any other attachment, special lens to take similar shot? Tried before but the moon always over exposed & not as big as in GriGri's image.

Perhaps will try again using GriGri's settings ...

pics are :thumbsup: btw ...
And yet, he/she posts on the Newbie Corner. hahaha
 

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Hey i'm newbie okie! first time dslr user~~~

PornStar, i used Sigma 70-300 Super II, hand held.

yanyewkay, the sky at that time is actaully much brighter than that, but in order to have the correct exposure for the moon, it looks dark.

AixisOfJustice, i used only the camera + lens + lens hood, extra attachment... is my hand grip strap counted? ;)
I at first used 3D Matrix metering and like you said the moon is over exposed and left with a bright spot. later i realised that such metering take the exposure of the whole picture into consideration instead of the moon itself. so i start to use spot exposure after that, putting the moon at the centre focus bracket. and got the much better exposure. Regarding the settings, as far as your metering mode is correct, either P or A mode should be fine.
For me, I used aperture priority. since there is no stable support of tripod or monopod, I tried to keep the shutter speed above 200. and according to the photos i took, best aperture is around f8-f13, so i adjusted ISO to around 250-320 to get such settings.
Regarding the size of the moon, of course the photo went through cropping, but to have better clarity, it's not a 100% cropping, i crop out the moon with picture width of around 1100 and resized to 800.
Hope the info are helpful, looking forward to your moons, keke...
 

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Btw I did noise reduction to the 2nd picture using Turbo Photo. Got no idea why the backgroud become so 'dotted' when the photo is enlarged.
 

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GriGri said:
AixisOfJustice, i used only the camera + lens + lens hood, extra attachment... is my hand grip strap counted? ;)
I at first used 3D Matrix metering and like you said the moon is over exposed and left with a bright spot. later i realised that such metering take the exposure of the whole picture into consideration instead of the moon itself. so i start to use spot exposure after that, putting the moon at the centre focus bracket. and got the much better exposure. Regarding the settings, as far as your metering mode is correct, either P or A mode should be fine.
For me, I used aperture priority. since there is no stable support of tripod or monopod, I tried to keep the shutter speed above 200. and according to the photos i took, best aperture is around f8-f13, so i adjusted ISO to around 250-320 to get such settings.
Regarding the size of the moon, of course the photo went through cropping, but to have better clarity, it's not a 100% cropping, i crop out the moon with picture width of around 1100 and resized to 800.
Hope the info are helpful, looking forward to your moons, keke...
Spot Metering, of course!!! :mad2: Why me so blur?!! :mad2:
Thanks GgriGri!
 

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GriGri said:
Hey i'm newbie okie! first time dslr user~~~

PornStar, i used Sigma 70-300 Super II, hand held.

yanyewkay, the sky at that time is actaully much brighter than that, but in order to have the correct exposure for the moon, it looks dark.

AixisOfJustice, i used only the camera + lens + lens hood, extra attachment... is my hand grip strap counted? ;)
I at first used 3D Matrix metering and like you said the moon is over exposed and left with a bright spot. later i realised that such metering take the exposure of the whole picture into consideration instead of the moon itself. so i start to use spot exposure after that, putting the moon at the centre focus bracket. and got the much better exposure. Regarding the settings, as far as your metering mode is correct, either P or A mode should be fine.
For me, I used aperture priority. since there is no stable support of tripod or monopod, I tried to keep the shutter speed above 200. and according to the photos i took, best aperture is around f8-f13, so i adjusted ISO to around 250-320 to get such settings.
Regarding the size of the moon, of course the photo went through cropping, but to have better clarity, it's not a 100% cropping, i crop out the moon with picture width of around 1100 and resized to 800.
Hope the info are helpful, looking forward to your moons, keke...
I came across articles that the moon can be considered a bright sun, so can use the 'sunny 16' rule to shoot. It works for me. :)
 

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your moon shot is amazing.... hai~ i no $ to upgrade to DsLr....

personally shot some moon before thru a telescope (just handheld) the pic not as clear.
Hmm got chance i upload here and you guys give some comments ?
 

leeter

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Here's the moon shoot i've taken :)

 

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Here's mine, if you don't mind..also posted on the World of Nature. :D



Focal length: 420.0mm (35mm equivalent: 630mm)
Exposure time: 0.033 s (1/30)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv.: 200
Metering Mode: center weight
Exposure prog: shutter priority (semi-auto)
 

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k_istDS said:
Here's mine, if you don't mind..also posted on the World of Nature. :D
hey your photo can't be seen, something wrong with the link? ;p

but i guess it should be nice, since the focal length is 420mm.
 

leeter

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to digital, its 630mm lor !!! wow.... my prosumer wont be able to do that...
 

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