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Old Oct 24, 2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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The all popular Moon shot. C&C welcome as always...

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JPG (18x Optical Zoom)
0.9 USM
A: 5.6
S: 1/160



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0.9 USM
A: 5.6
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 8:55 AM   #2
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Terrific. Would like to know what it means by 0.9 USM.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 9:20 AM   #3
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Terrific. Would like to know what it means by 0.9 USM.
USM is an acronym for UnSharp Mask, a utility found in GiMP (free), Photoshop (2nd mortgage), PaintShop Pro, etc.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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Here is another moon shot, although this is not of a full moon but instead is a gibbous moon I believe it is called. I too have tried my hand at moon shots and have looked to several astrophotography sites for help. I found that a number of people have suggested pics of moon when not full as being somewhat more interesting. What do you think?
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Here is another moon shot, although this is not of a full moon but instead is a gibbous moon I believe it is called. I too have tried my hand at moon shots and have looked to several astrophotography sites for help. I found that a number of people have suggested pics of moon when not full as being somewhat more interesting. What do you think?
Did you take that photo? If so, its fantastic... what did you use?
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Hi Metalfab. Yes, I took the picture last November. Camera was Canon 10d. I used a tripod. Lens was Canon 300mm with 2.0 extender, 1/60th at F5.6 and is probably best moon pic I ever had the good fortune to get. As I said, I had read that moon pics that were not full were really interesting so I decided to try one. I see now what they were talking about. I am going to try a quarter moon next. Hope I have the same luck. Glad you liked it and good luck on your next moon shots.
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seeeeeeeeee my bb gun did reach it...
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Hi !,
That's a excellent moonshot, and bears out what you say ... at full moon the sun illuminates it square on so there is very little shadow, so contrast is lacking, with a waxing or waning moon, you do get more shadow, and contrast improves immensely, hence a better picture. Hope this helps ... Jack
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