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brett1963
 
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Moon Shot

Post Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:50 am


Can anyone give me some tips on how to get a clear moon shot at night,

moffetb
 
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Re: Moon Shot

Post Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:24 pm


Expose it like it is a sunny day (i.e. follow the sunny 16 rule).

Most people radically over-expose the moon because the meters average over the entire sky. Also, shoot a high-speed on a tripod. That will help against atmospheric distortion.

Brian

brett1963
 
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Re: Moon Shot

Post Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:48 pm


Thanks Brian, that is very helpful. I am going to use some of your tips and see if I can improve on this....thanks again.

moffetb
 
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Re: Moon Shot

Post Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:19 pm


Tried it myself last night. This image was taken using the "sunny-11" rule: 1/500 f.8 ISO 800.

Because it was lower on the horizon (and I had to go through more atmosphere and smog), I basically used the sunny-16 rule and added 2.5 stops.



tom132
 
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Re: Moon Shot

Post Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:50 am


i use the 80-80.
1/80 sec and f8.0 @ 100 iso.

amoxtli
 
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Re: Moon Shot

Post Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:57 pm


tom132 wrote:i use the 80-80.
1/80 sec and f8.0 @ 100 iso.


Can you post an example, so we can compare it to Brian's photo?
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kade
 
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Re: Moon Shot

Post Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:30 pm


I use aperture 8 or 5,6, low ISO and a time, that matches with my tele-lens (1/500 or else). For results look at my moon-gallery. Please view the photos in size original, all other sizes are not good for moon-photos :)

azicit
 
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Re: Moon Shot

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