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azwakekid 12-13-2008 7:48 PM

so tonight the moon is suppost to be really bright in the sky. i wanted to take a picture of it but they dont come out so great. can anyone give me some feedback on how to get a great picture of the moon. or if you would like post up some pictues of the moon and stars.

wakedad33 12-13-2008 8:21 PM

Shot this at 6:30 this morning <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/651866.jpg" alt="Upload">

richd 12-13-2008 8:42 PM

Nice composition Randy! <BR> <BR>Use as much telephoto as you have including any TC's you've got. Start at f8 and 1/200th and keep adjusting your aperture/ISO until you get it exposed properly. If you set the camera on auto you will end up with a pure white mass and no detail. <BR> <BR>Here's one I shot with the 20D a few years ago. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/651885.jpg" alt="Upload">

deltawake 12-13-2008 11:59 PM

Nice shots! Randy- do you still have that full moon shot over Villa Lagos from a couple of years ago?

wakedad33 12-14-2008 11:31 AM

Peter that was taken with my old Sony disc camera, I will see if I can find the disc.

swami 12-15-2008 8:53 PM

Hey Rich, what zoom did you use on that moon shot? Shooting with your 400mm? <BR> <BR>-S

richd 12-16-2008 6:20 AM

That was shot with a 300 f2.8L + 2X +1.4X &amp; 20D

alans 12-16-2008 7:19 AM

so a 1,260 mm equivalent? Assuming the 20D has a 1.5 crop factor.

alans 12-16-2008 7:20 AM

or is it just 840mm equiv.

richd 12-16-2008 2:49 PM

Technically it's 840mm and then you have to compare pixel density to figure out what the relationship is. The 20D had relatively large pixels so there might be no difference if you were shooting with a full frame 1Ds2 or 3 for example where as you'd get a lot of crop factor magnification with a 50D or XSi <BR> <BR>That's an uncropped photo above, if you get a sharp shot you can get away with a lot of cropping. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/652427.jpg" alt="Upload">

barry_vaught 12-17-2008 7:14 PM

Awesome images as always Rich &amp; Randy. <BR>Rodney- There is a lot of online info on shooting the moon. Check out AstronomyMag.com , SkyandTelescope.com . Remember that using higher powered lenses also amplifies the impurities &amp; heat waves in the atmosphere. <BR>Good luck and email if I can help. <BR><a href="mailto:bvaught@cfl.rr.com">bvaught@cfl.rr.co m</a> <BR> <BR>Attached image is just after mid eclipse a few years ago. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/652833.jpg" alt="Upload">

wakedad33 12-17-2008 8:09 PM

Barry, WOW... Next time I'm in Orlando we should hook up. Love to shoot with you. At Glen's (O'town) in March?

barry_vaught 12-18-2008 11:27 AM

Thanks Randy <BR>Lets do it. <BR>Happy Holidays <BR>Barry

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