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Old Nov 15, 2013, 3:11 AM   #1
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Took the dog for a walk the other night, and shot this moon. Handheld and shot in manual mode. I'm still practicing, and one day I'll get a really good shot. I have found you get more detail in the craters when the moon is any phase but full. At least that'd my observation.

Taken with my Canon SX40HS.



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Exposure0.04 sec (1/25)Aperturef/5.8Focal Length132.5 mmISO Speed100Exposure Bias0 EV
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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98 views and no comments. Well the highlights at the top are blown. In spite of that, this is my best effort yet. Somebody could at least tell me it sucks.
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Hey there Robert I just came across this one.
I am not really familiar with this camera and just read a couple of reviews on it. 35X zoom out to 840mm. Thats a lot of reach. Hows the noise? I usually suspect noise when I see a B&W image shot in low light.
That is a lot of detail though.
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OK... it sucks.

It's not so bad, Robert. Not familiar with that camera, either.

RE: all the views and no comments

Welcome to my world, m'friend. I keep posting, people keeping looking and keep on moving. Check out some of the ratios I've managed to tally up. Your's may be high, but I'll betcha mine are higher.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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That is a really good one. How did you manage to get so close? Did you use any extender?
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I owned an SX40hs some time ago... and was great for moon shots... if that's your bag...
You'll get more crater detail "off full" as the shadows in the craters start to extend.
Try using spot metering on the moon... you'll keep your highlights..
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Hey, everybody! I've been away a few days, and these responses took me by surprise. thanks for taking the time.
Mike, I have found this camera shoots pretty good pictures up to ISO 800. At that speed, they are usable, but not real pretty.
Gary, believe me, I know what you're talking about. I know anybody here that posts a lot of pictures will say the same thing. Lots of lookers.
Paray2x, This is full zoom without an extender of any kind. Hand-held as well. I could have taken more shots, and bracketed the exposures.
Simon, moon shots are not really my thing, but every now and then, I like to try one. I will take your advice and see if I can get the highlights under control.
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The learned quite a long time ago that the easiest way to get a proper exposure of the moon is to use the sunny 16 rule. I tried it, and it works rather well. I do like the detail in the darker areas.
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for moon exposure:

you are shooting reflected sunlight

shutter: 1/iso , f11 , daylight balance

your shot, while a good try, is 'blown' and oversharpened

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These moon shots are great.

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