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Old Oct 16, 2005, 9:13 PM   #1
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Tripod + B&W Neutral filter. Full optical zoom at ISO 200.
Shot in RAW, converted straight to TIFF and then just cropped (no resize or PP).
WB set to Auto.
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 9:16 PM   #2
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The same picture as above, but I changed the WB to Daylight in EasyShare before converting to TIFF. The crop is a little bit shifted up and to the left (my mistake).
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 10:36 PM   #3
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FAVA, you should set your ISO to it's lowest setting. At full 12x zoom, your camera should be able to use a pretty fast shutter speed to capture the moon (it's fairly bright). You'll get a bit more detail that way.

My last attempt was at F3.5 and 1/80th ISO50. Turned out great.
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Old Oct 16, 2005, 10:42 PM   #4
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FAVA, you should set your ISO to it's lowest setting. At full 12x zoom, your camera should be able to use a pretty fast shutter speed to capture the moon (it's fairly bright). You'll get a bit more detail that way.

My last attempt was at F3.5 and 1/80th ISO50. Turned out great.
Thanks for the tip. I'll try it tomorrow night, weather permitting.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 1:35 PM   #5
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Whopse, found my missing post:!:
At least it actually applies to this thread as well.

If you can see it the moon is always in full sunlight, so the sunny16 rule applies.
Manually set your apature to F16 or F11, and your shutter speed to 1/ISO.
Bracket a bit to account for local atmospheric conditions

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 2:11 PM   #6
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Whopse, found my missing post:!:
At least it actually applies to this thread as well.

If you can see it the moon is always in full sunlight, so the sunny16 rule applies.
Manually set your apature to F16 or F11, and your shutter speed to 1/ISO.
Bracket a bit to account for local atmospheric conditions
Thank you Peter!
Unfortunately, the smallest aperture for the Kodak P850 is F8. I guess I can add a neutral filter or two to get as close to that setting as possible.

I didn't know about that rule - I'm a newbie :-). Can you post a link to a page where I can read about it (and about other useful rules such as that one)?

Thank you,
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 2:28 PM   #7
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It is from the "ancient" days before cameras had built in meters.
Film came with a little sheet that gave hints for proper exposure.
For full sunlignt it was F16 and 1/ISO (hence the name sunny 16 rule)

If F8 is your max, then just increase your shutter speed by 2 stops to compensate.
If you are using ISO 100 then 2 stops over 1/125(closest match), is 1/500
or for ISO 50, 2 stops over 1/60(closest match setting) would be 1/250).

This page talks about sunny 16 and a few other things:
http://www.nyip.com/tips/topic_black_white_03.html

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Thank you very much Peter!

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 2:56 PM   #9
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FAVA, Those are nice moon shots.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 3:21 PM   #10
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Thank you Mr. Blue!

I plan to try again, taking into consideration all the tips I received so far.

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