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    So proud ! My first moon pic

    Well guys as you know I am a newbie here and last week there was an amazing full moon - took me about 26 attempts with various different settings - trying to rest my arms on a wall in the freezing cold to hold my camera and here is my beautiful moon x
    So proud !  My first moon pic

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Hello! I do not know, in what time you took pictures. I advise to do a shot early in the evening, or in the early morning. When moon not such bright. More contrast and relief. At night moon too bright for a shot. Here is my example. Unfortunately, only 300мм
    So proud !  My first moon pic

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Moon shots are not easy, but the first one is always special
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    Your Exif says
    shutter 1/128
    focal length 300mm
    Pixel size 2700 - 1500 ????

    You didn't use a tripod, maybe you were even shivering.

    Your shutterspeed out of hand should be about 1.5 > 2 times the focal length.
    And often the lens at max length isn't at it sharpest.

    But for the moon you should have a tripod a shutter timer to reduce movement (or remote) and all in camera or lens move reduction should be off.



    About, iso 200, F 8 > 11, Shutter 125 shoud do the trick.
    Last edited by splashy; 3rd January 2013 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Don't forget the mirror lock up if the camera has one..........

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Tracey, a tripod is a must for a nice crisp moon shot. Once you get the camera mounted then the fun really begins...it is kinda addicting. Nice shot for hand-held.

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Hi Tracey,
    Well done on your first Moon shot and proud you should be of it.
    I must agree with everybody, a tripod IMO is a must, plus the use of mirror lock if possible.

    But keep at it, this being you first try and handheld as well; I want to see more.
    Regards
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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Thank you all for the great feedback - I love this forum and especially for a total beginner like me its great to get such detailed feedback even if it takes me a while to even fully understand what you are all saying.

    so next purchase is a tripod !

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    yeah i am looking to get a tripod... just dont know which to get???

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    Re: So proud ! My first moon pic

    Hi Tracey & Patti,
    there is lot of discussion here http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/for...gs/tripods.htm relating to tripods. Maybe of some help.
    Regards
    John

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