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The Official Shoot the Moon Thread

 
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Sep 06, 2017 19:45 |  #4606

From this morning before leaving for work. About 4:30am

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Sep 07, 2017 15:51 |  #4607

These photos are amazing! I'm new to both the photography world and the Astonomy world. I haven't the slightest clue how to shoot the moon. Can anyone give a simple breakdown? Are they shot through a telescope? Or a special lens ?




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Sep 07, 2017 16:13 |  #4608

lisastallsmith wrote in post #18446834 (external link)
These photos are amazing! I'm new to both the photography world and the Astonomy world. I haven't the slightest clue how to shoot the moon. Can anyone give a simple breakdown? Are they shot through a telescope? Or a special lens ?

Check the information in the photo above. (Text above the photo)
Camera, lens etc. Lots of the photos in this thread have that, have a look then you can ask more specific questions.


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Sep 07, 2017 21:35 |  #4609

lisastallsmith wrote in post #18446834 (external link)
These photos are amazing! I'm new to both the photography world and the Astonomy world. I haven't the slightest clue how to shoot the moon. Can anyone give a simple breakdown? Are they shot through a telescope? Or a special lens ?

Good advice from Choderboy about looking at the exif data inthe photos you like.

Some basic info about Moon shots: You don't need special equipment. A camera with manual settings and a telephoto lens help. Photos can even be taken hand held (no tripod) most of the time. The Moon is actually very bright - manual settings help because your camera's light meter can be fooled by all the dark space (dependent on it's menu settings). The best way to learn is to go outside, take photos, and learn from any mistakes. If your results aren't good and you don't know why, post a sample photograph and plenty of people here will help you figure out how to get better.

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Sep 08, 2017 06:30 as a reply to Choderboy's post |  #4610

Thank you, yes I see how the texts. I appreciate the response!




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Sep 08, 2017 06:31 as a reply to sandwedge's post |  #4611

I do not have a telephoto lens (yet) but I will try with the gear I have and go from there. Thank you for the help!




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Sep 08, 2017 09:29 |  #4612

You don't need an expensive autofocus lens to shoot the moon.

You can get an inexpensive telescope if you love to just look and image the moon.

There is also other ways to shoot the moon, other than still imaging. Just depends on how you want to approach it.

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Sep 09, 2017 09:04 |  #4613

Hikin Mike wrote in post #18445648 (external link)
Moon Over the Merced Theatre - September 5, 2017

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Mike,
This is a nice environmental shot but over and above that, the neon signs are spot on! Too frequently they are overexposed.
Nice work.
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Sep 09, 2017 20:25 |  #4614

umgrizz wrote in post #18447961 (external link)
Mike,
This is a nice environmental shot but over and above that, the neon signs are spot on! Too frequently they are overexposed.
Nice work.
Curt

Thanks!

I ended up blending two exposures because I wanted to see some of the details in the tower. I just created a GND with 1/125 sec & 1/5 sec in Photoshop.


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Sep 10, 2017 01:04 |  #4615

I wanted to get a shot of the moon using my Sony a6500 + FE 100-400GM + 2x extender and last night was too cloudy. Tonight wasn't much better but I did manage to get this one. There is still a small cloud over the center portion of the moon in this shot.

Focal length equivalent of 1200mm.

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Sep 10, 2017 10:15 as a reply to navydoc's post |  #4616

Love the detail on the craters Gene.


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Sep 10, 2017 11:02 as a reply to navydoc's post |  #4617

Looks to me like you nailed it Gene!


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Sep 10, 2017 14:00 |  #4618

bridge camera moon.

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Sep 10, 2017 16:05 |  #4619

The moon from Spain last week.

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Sep 10, 2017 18:49 |  #4620

I tried a shot the other night.

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ISO Speed 100
Lens EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
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Focal Length 300.0mm
Av(Aperture Value) 8.0
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/60
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