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Shooting the moon!

 
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Another one that's pretty bad. Though, you can kind of see the craters along the line between the light and dark. I can't remember what it's called to save my life. still, the 200mm is most certainly WAY too short of a focal length. I cropped the living daylights out of it and there's some major pixilation as you can tell.

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Aug 24, 2008 09:01

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why you use S mode? we all told you to use "M" mode. :)

Aug 24, 2008 10:33

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The fault in the shots you posted Ogre1231 is a slooooow shutter speed. Use manual mode like suggested above in previous posts. 6 seconds and 1/25 are way too slow....the moon is reflecting the sunlight so it's almost like taking a picture of the sun and exposing the surface to get detail. You'll get an exposure soon enough if the clouds cooperate with you. ;) Good luck.

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Bubble wrote in post #6167795external link
why you use S mode? we all told you to use "M" mode. :)

These were before i asked for help. i mean these are why i did ask for help. :D

Aug 24, 2008 10:48

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3Turner wrote in post #6167839external link
The fault in the shots you posted Ogre1231 is a slooooow shutter speed. Use manual mode like suggested above in previous posts. 6 seconds and 1/25 are way too slow....the moon is reflecting the sunlight so it's almost like taking a picture of the sun and exposing the surface to get detail. You'll get an exposure soon enough if the clouds cooperate with you. ;) Good luck.

Yeah, I realize that now. I haven't had an opportunity to take pictures since my first bit of shenanigans. I plan on putting to use the information I've learned as soon as the damned clouds let me.

Aug 24, 2008 10:50

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Well, hopefully you are not near Faye with all the storms around.

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No clue where Faye is. I'm near Cambridge UK.

Aug 24, 2008 11:50

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Oops...Faye is over the easter coast of the US. No worries for you then :lol:

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well, no worries of storms. england still has it's pitfalls.

Aug 24, 2008 14:14

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try again tonight and let us know how it goes. :)

Aug 24, 2008 14:15

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I will assuming the moon comes out to play. it's not looking promising right now. Grrr

Aug 24, 2008 14:32

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This is what you can expect to obtain with the 70-200.
I've taken it at 1500mt, during a crystal clear night. 100% crop.

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Aug 24, 2008 14:41 as a reply to ogre1231's post 8 minutes earlier.

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17-55 f/2.8 IS | 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS | 70-200L F4 IS | 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM | 50 f/1.8 II
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that's good enough for me

Aug 24, 2008 15:31

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shot handheld with 55-250mm lens at 250mm, ISO 100, 1/50

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Aug 25, 2008 08:48 as a reply to ogre1231's post 17 hours earlier.

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I'm still waiting on the clouds to give me an opportunity to try to shoot again.

Aug 25, 2008 13:08

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