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Old 23rd of December 2010 (Thu)   #1
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Default Help Needed to Shoot the Moon with 55-250MM LENS

Hello folks,

I am getting frustrated with the results and need your help with settings needed to shoot the moon to at least get a half decent picture like the ones on here. Here is what I have

1. canon xsi dslr
2. 55-250 canon lens
3. tripod

Based on this info, please please help me get something I can be proud of.

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PS: I have heard people say to use manual mode and then live view? Please walk me thru with baby steps
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Old 24th of December 2010 (Fri)   #3
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That link doesn't help answer my question.....please refrain from answering, if all you have is a link. I am sure there are some on here that don't mind laying out the process as asked

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Default Re: Help Needed to Shoot the Moon with 55-250MM LENS

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That link doesn't help answer my question.....please refrain from answering, if all you have is a link. I am sure there are some on here that don't mind laying out the process as asked

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maybe you should read the thread he linked
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maybe you should read the thread he linked
I did read it, but the thread didn't cover everything am asking, Just tidbits that try to answer a broader view of my question.

1. shoot in manual..check
2. aperture, iso and shutter to use check...check
3. tripod...check
4. live view....missing the process
5. what else?
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I did read it, but the thread didn't cover everything am asking, Just tidbits that try to answer a broader view of my question.

1. shoot in manual..check
2. aperture, iso and shutter to use check...check
3. tripod...check
4. live view....missing the process
5. what else?
Go into LiveView and zoom to max magnification, then manual focus the image.

Use the suggested settings as guidelines to start with, then tweak them slightly until you get images you're satisfied with. There's no one-stop solution, every time you shoot the moon there is going to be some variation with your settings.

Asides from all of the above, what else are you looking for?
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That link doesn't help answer my question.....please refrain from answering, if all you have is a link. I am sure there are some on here that don't mind laying out the process as asked

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Did you even bother to read the thread he linked to?

The info you're asking for is all right there.
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That link doesn't help answer my question.....please refrain from answering, if all you have is a link. I am sure there are some on here that don't mind laying out the process as asked

Cheers
Good luck with your baby steps.
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What WB setting should I chose and also when is the best time of the evening to get a decent shot?

I do appreciate your patience Matthew...just think when I get it right and I post here, you will be able to say you helped with that
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What WB setting should I chose and also when is the best time of the evening to get a decent shot?

I do appreciate your patience Matthew...just think when I get it right and I post here, you will be able to say you helped with that
wb=daylight

best time...depends, if you want a yellow-ish cast then when nearby horizon, however if you want a more sharp moon higher in the sky is best
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What WB setting should I chose and also when is the best time of the evening to get a decent shot?

I do appreciate your patience Matthew...just think when I get it right and I post here, you will be able to say you helped with that
Most of the time, I've left my white balance on "auto". When I did set it to "daylight" I didn't see much difference. That's just me though.

As far as when is the best time, that's pretty much up to you and depending on what kind of shot you're after. Different times of day will give different results and it's not like you're shooting at the "wrong" time if you get a great shot. You can get a great photo at 1am and also get a great photo at 5pm, depends on how you put it all together. Know what I mean?

I look at it this way: if you can see it, shoot it.
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Most of the time, I've left my white balance on "auto". When I did set it to "daylight" I didn't see much difference. That's just me though.

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I look at it this way: if you can see it, shoot it.
Since the moon is lit by the sun, daylight WB makes sense.

If you're having trouble figuring out how to zoom your live view, then look in your camera's manual. It's just a matter of pushing a couple of buttons, but I don't have your body to tell you which ones.
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you are not making a good impression on people, if you don't appreciate all the help you get you just wont get any.
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you are not making a good impression on people, if you don't appreciate all the help you get you just wont get any.

If you call links help then I'll wait for others that have more to say than just post a link. I thought this was suppose to be helpful site?
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If you call links help then I'll wait for others that have more to say than just post a link. I thought this was suppose to be helpful site?
If you would learn to read, and see that the linked thread is asking what you are then you would shut up. Use the search option, Ive been here less than a month and seen 12+ threads like this one....
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