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Oct 07, 2009 01:10 |  #1

here's my first try at the moon tonight let me know what you guys think!


P.S no pp was preformed just a crop at 100% and resize


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Oct 07, 2009 03:23 |  #2

Not bad at all, touch soft or OOF perhaps, but a thousand times better than my first ever moon shot. What were your settings?


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Oct 08, 2009 16:25 |  #3

Adrena1in wrote in post #8776185 (external link)
Not bad at all, touch soft or OOF perhaps, but a thousand times better than my first ever moon shot. What were your settings?


they were iso 400 shutter 400 and f/11


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Oct 08, 2009 19:05 |  #4

Yep soft a hair but tyco is on the right side!


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Oct 08, 2009 20:55 |  #5

VIGER wrote in post #8787053 (external link)
Yep soft a hair but tyco is on the right side!


yea i can for the life of me get this thing to focus it looks good on the viewfinder but asoon as i put on the comp its soft.. also what is tyco im a noob lol


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Oct 08, 2009 21:10 |  #6

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Tycho_(crater (external link))

For the focus just take a series a shots with different focus settings a pick the best one. Make sure you have an infinity mark on the lens and that you can go over the mark.


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Oct 08, 2009 21:38 |  #7

VIGER wrote in post #8787641 (external link)
http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Tycho_(crater (external link))

For the focus just take a series a shots with different focus settings a pick the best one. Make sure you have an infinity mark on the lens and that you can go over the mark.


would a higher F stop help too like maybe instead of 11 which i use maybe like in the 20s or something.


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Oct 10, 2009 21:23 |  #8

Don't rely on the Auto Focus. Use Live view at 10X zoom on the perimeter and focus manually. Use Mirror Lockup, and either the self time or a remote release. You can get some good moon shots with a 50D. Here's a gallery I have of 50D attempts.:
http://www.flickr.com …o/sets/72157616​281196832/ (external link)

Around F8-F11 has been the sweet spot for sharpness for me.


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Oct 11, 2009 23:01 |  #9

here's a 100% crop of one i did last night a little better i think?


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Oct 11, 2009 23:09 |  #10
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Manual focus using live view is a great thing on the 50d - not sure if the precursors had it. Set your camera on a tripod and get it ready..disable autofocus and use the LCD to focus + Magnifying zoom to 10x

Makes a ton of difference ! (Also better than my first moon shot by the way)


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Oct 26, 2009 02:27 |  #11

They're good, but it's still a bit soft.


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Oct 26, 2009 02:52 as a reply to  @ S30L28's post |  #12

Use live view to get in focus, mirror lockup, and if no remote, set the timer.

Below is ISO200 F8 1/200.

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Below ISO200 F8 1/10th
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Oct 26, 2009 08:03 |  #13

JLB768 wrote in post #8895324 (external link)
Use live view to get in focus, mirror lockup, and if no remote, set the timer.

Below is ISO200 F8 1/200.

Below ISO200 F8 1/10th

Very sharp ! Did you PP any and what camera and lens did you use ?




  
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Oct 27, 2009 01:24 |  #14

Celestron wrote in post #8896123 (external link)
Very sharp ! Did you PP any and what camera and lens did you use ?

PP? You'll have to forgive me, I'm new to this. I used a Canon 40D with a Canon EF 70-300 F/4-5.6 IS USM on a tripod. I've yet to buy a remote, so I used mirror lockup, and the timer. I did crop them, and sharpen them a little using Digital Photo Professional.




  
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Oct 27, 2009 08:13 |  #15

JLB768 wrote in post #8901970 (external link)
PP? You'll have to forgive me, I'm new to this. I used a Canon 40D with a Canon EF 70-300 F/4-5.6 IS USM on a tripod. I've yet to buy a remote, so I used mirror lockup, and the timer. I did crop them, and sharpen them a little using Digital Photo Professional.

Very good , it's hard to get a moon image this good on a tripod without a bigger lens . WTG !




  
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