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Moon with A33 and 18-250 Tamron

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by texascbx, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. texascbx

    texascbx Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Just making sure I'm ready for Saturday night when the big moon comes up. I ran it through Lightzone. No sharpening, but cropped. I guess the 250mm would be equivalent to a 400mm lens as far as a full frame camera is concerned. We had a lot of clouds last night so I hope it's clear tonight.

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Nice! What's the proper technique to take photos of the moon? I've taken a couple but never too happy with the results.
  4. texascbx

    texascbx Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    I set my ISO pretty low to around 200. Set the cam to 2 second delay on shutter with cam on tripod. Then just take pictures while setting the shutter to the right speed to get the moon where it is not just a white circle. I have to set the shutter speed pretty high, higher than you would think. I think this was 1/400. Takes some trial and error. Lots of clouds last night so I could not use the multi-shot HDR as I had to snap the image between clouds.
  5. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    Nice Tex...now if you could only wait for that shooting star to fly by in the same shot...Is that possible even?
    anyhow....great photo and well done
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  6. texascbx

    texascbx Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
  7. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Very nice. For a full moon low iso and fast shutter speed usually work. When I shot the moon on Friday at 1500mm focal length with my ep1 I had to bump the iso because at that focal length earths rotation comes into play.
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    The moon is brighter than we expect and needs to be shot in full manual as the camera itself will over-expose badly. My recent shot was ISO 800 to get a fast shutter of 1/1250 at f/8. These values are all interchangeable and a lower ISO will give cleaner images.

    This site may be useful.
  9. Amazing how close some of these pics make the moon look.

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