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Jan 20, 2016 17:23 |  #3526

Yeah... I'm so out of practice. The last time I shot with that body I was doing long exposures (1 + second) in the daylight. Had it at f/22 because I didn't want to use an nd filter.


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Jan 20, 2016 18:04 |  #3527

chris001 wrote in post #17863494 (external link)
holy! that is nice!

from what I understand. a CAT telescope would be a better choice over a reflector/Newtonian. I have a Newtonian and I had to buy a 2x barlow to get close to focus. But I had a HobbyTownUSA version...

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Jan 21, 2016 16:40 |  #3528

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Jan 21, 2016 19:40 |  #3529

Archibald wrote in post #17866064 (external link)
Don't shoot at f/22. That aperture will give major diffraction softening. Open up to f/11 or wider.


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Yeah... I'm so out of practice. The last time I shot with that body I was doing long exposures (1 + second) in the daylight. Had it at f/22 because I didn't want to use an nd filter.


agreed, or at least the sweet spot for that particular lens, prob somewhere around f5 - f11

and up the shutter speed substantially, it will also help in getting a sharper pic that is devoid of camera movement. and use manual focus with live view if you camera has it

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Jan 21, 2016 22:29 |  #3530

I was using my digital rebel so no live view to use there. It's still a fun camera just to take out and monkey around with different ideas. I just need to remember to check my settings before I shoot.


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Jan 22, 2016 20:31 |  #3531

Moonrise this afternoon over the desert at about 4:35 PM (moon was about 98% full).


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Jan 23, 2016 01:34 |  #3532

Some absolutely fantastic shots in this thread. I have what is probably a pretty dumb question. Having used several of the various settings indicated here all I am getting is a white blob. Using a 1D MK III with a 70-300L. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




  
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Jan 23, 2016 05:04 |  #3533

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Some absolutely fantastic shots in this thread. I have what is probably a pretty dumb question. Having used several of the various settings indicated here all I am getting is a white blob. Using a 1D MK III with a 70-300L. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Try using -1 to -1.5 exposure compensation when photographing the moon. That should get rid of the white blob you see and give detail to the surface of the moon.




  
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Jan 23, 2016 06:13 as a reply to  @ fotoi's post |  #3534

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Jan 23, 2016 15:47 |  #3535

ontonagondave wrote in post #17869280 (external link)
Some absolutely fantastic shots in this thread. I have what is probably a pretty dumb question. Having used several of the various settings indicated here all I am getting is a white blob. Using a 1D MK III with a 70-300L. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Try using -1 to -1.5 exposure compensation when photographing the moon. That should get rid of the white blob you see and give detail to the surface of the moon.


better still just up your shutter speed .... 250 - 500th sec, ISO 100, ~ f8


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Jan 23, 2016 20:00 |  #3536

Full moon tonight near Albuquerque (about 5:37 PM).


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Jan 23, 2016 20:40 |  #3537

ontonagondave wrote in post #17869280 (external link)
Some absolutely fantastic shots in this thread. I have what is probably a pretty dumb question. Having used several of the various settings indicated here all I am getting is a white blob. Using a 1D MK III with a 70-300L. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Try using -1 to -1.5 exposure compensation when photographing the moon. That should get rid of the white blob you see and give detail to the surface of the moon.

Davenn wrote in post #17869939 (external link)
better still just up your shutter speed .... 250 - 500th sec, ISO 100, ~ f8

Also try setting your meter to spot. Meter for the brightest area of the moon. If you need detail in the moon's disk as well as the foreground, a composite image works well. A short exposure for Luna and a longer one for the foreground.

Alan Dyer has good examples in his Flickr photostream here (external link) and here (external link).

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Jan 23, 2016 23:05 |  #3538

I could use some advice on lunar photography & telescope selection: LINK.

(Trying to find examples of APS-C + 90mm refractors for lunar photography)

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Jan 24, 2016 01:08 |  #3539

Thanks for all of the excellent input. It is great to have folks willing to help. :)




  
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Jan 24, 2016 15:24 |  #3540

Pentax Q10 (crop 5.6x) with an old Tokina 300mm f4 prime (Canon EF mount) @f5.6:

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