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What am I missing? (Shooting the moon)

 
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Mar 30, 2014 01:02 |  #16

What metering mode are you using? Try switching to spot if you haven't used it. That will allow you to lower you ISO to 100 and maintain a fairly high shutter speed.




  
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Mar 30, 2014 15:18 |  #17

flashpoint99 wrote in post #16796282 (external link)
What metering mode are you using? Try switching to spot if you haven't used it. That will allow you to lower you ISO to 100 and maintain a fairly high shutter speed.

You know, that's one thing I never delved into was switching the metering modes, so it's likely set to whatever the default may be!

I just did some in-depth reading on the various metering modes, and spot would be exactly what I'm looking for. I will give it a shot when the moon shows itself again.


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Mar 31, 2014 05:29 |  #18

VaiFanatic wrote in post #16797316 (external link)
You know, that's one thing I never delved into was switching the metering modes, so it's likely set to whatever the default may be!

Shooting the Moon is really done best using manual exposure. Luckily the Moon doesn't move very fast, so it's easy to try several different settings to find one that works.

I tend to start with f8, ISO800, 1/800s - mainly because it's easy to remember. I take a shot, check the exposure and tweak the settings.


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