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Old Jan 19, 2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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:?Do any of you pro's have suggestions for settings for my Kodak ZD710 for taking pics of the moon? I tried to make all kinds of manual settings and just could not get it to focus right. Will it just not do night time moon/star pics? Its a new camera to me. Thank you for any suggestions.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 9:10 AM   #2
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....just could not get it to focus right...
If it has a manual or fixed 'infinity' setting, use that. If it doesn't, bad luck.The moon will be too dim forautofocus systems, and I doubt if its focus-assist light, if any,will reach 250,000 miles.I'm most definitely not a pro, but I have taken a few moon pics with various cameras over the years.


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The moon is a sunlit scene and should be shot accordingly; you can use the "Sunny 16 rule" as a start (shutter speed 1/your ISO at f/16, trade one against the other as necessary to stay within your lens' limits), while stars will require a time exposure.
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