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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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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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syndicate1 wrote in post #11507767external link
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

maybe you should read the thread he linked

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syndicate1 wrote in post #11507767external link
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

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

The info you're asking for is all right there.

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urbansickness wrote in post #11507793external link
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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syndicate1 wrote in post #11507823external link
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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M39/M42 : Super-Takumar 28mm ƒ/3.5 | Mir-1 37mm ƒ/2.8 | Super-Takumar 50mm ƒ/1.4 | Industar-50 50mm ƒ/3.5 | Petri CC Auto 55mm ƒ/1.8 | Jupiter-9 85mm ƒ/2 | Carenar 135mm ƒ/2.8 | Jupiter-37A 135mm ƒ/3.5 | SMC Takumar 200mm ƒ/4

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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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syndicate1 wrote in post #11507767external link
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.
I am out of here.

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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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syndicate1 wrote in post #11507938external link
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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Hot Cocoa wrote in post #11508362external link
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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syndicate1 wrote in post #11508670external link
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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syndicate1 wrote in post #11507938external link
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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here's how to do this -

set your ISO to 100
aperture to 8.


shoot the moon. look at the screen

too bright? decrease shutter speed.
too dim? increase shutter speed.

yay! :)

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