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Old Apr 6, 2006, 3:47 AM   #1
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Taken last night (Manila Philippines.) Your comments are highly welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking. God bless.






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Old Apr 6, 2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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Trying to keep track on how the moon's view changed from last night - If schedule and weather permits, I'll try to keep track till it reaches full moon

With digital zoom


Optical zoom only then cropped ( I think I like this better as the details are better rendered with lesser distortion and artifacts)


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Old Apr 6, 2006, 3:07 PM   #3
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Some good shots here - sharp and clear. As you noted, the digital zoom only makes things fuzzy.

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Old Apr 10, 2006, 6:31 AM   #4
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Handheld shots of the moon tonight - as seen through a Canon Powershot S2is

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Old Apr 12, 2006, 8:34 AM   #5
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Handheld shot of the moon tonight. Its almost full moon. Taken through the window of my car with a Canon Powershot S2is.




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Old Apr 17, 2006, 2:58 AM   #6
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Full moon with the Canon Powershot S2is, Shot handheld with optical zoom. The IS works wonders!!
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 4:50 PM   #7
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Very nice pictures, how powerful zoom do you need to get this type of shot?
I have tried and just get a white fuzzy ball.







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Old Apr 18, 2006, 7:50 PM   #8
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I am using a Canon Powershot S2is, it has a 12X optical zoom. As much as possible avoid using any digital zoom as it tends to mush up the details, then use a moderate aperture opening ( for my case I usually play around f/4- f/5.6 in my S2is) and then a shutter speed of around atleast 1/160 and above. Then if you can, use manual focus to get the sharpest image you can get. Your photos will turn out nicely for sure, if you want your moon shots to look as large as mine then just crop it with any photo editing software.

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Old Apr 19, 2006, 12:10 PM   #9
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Thanks I will have a go, when we get a clear UK sky.
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Old Apr 19, 2006, 12:29 PM   #10
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It isn't zoom which is required for those, it's long tele, that longer focal length number whih is required to be around 400mm

"Zoom" doesn't tell anything concretic, both 10-100mm and 100-1000mm would be 10x zoom lenses, try to remember that.
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