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Old Jan 18, 2006, 5:01 PM   #1
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I shot the moon this morning as it was setting, and am pretty impressed with the shots.




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Old Jan 18, 2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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Nice pics. Silver, They look like a couple of eggs.

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Old Jan 19, 2006, 3:44 AM   #3
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Thanks blue, I just cant figure why it is so much esier to setup the camera to shoot he moon when it is light out. I have tried in the dark and just cant get the settings right. It is always way to bright and you cant see the surface.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 5:01 AM   #4
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Remember Silver, In a round about way you are shooting Sunlight reflected off the Moon. It's bright. I think you need to drop your ISO some and up your shutter speed. Keep shooting. You'll get it.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 9:15 AM   #5
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 5:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies. Dawg, I dont even know how to get anAE center weight or an AF center spot on my camera yet. I see in the menu center weight and center spot, but dont know how to tie that in with the AE/AF.... I also see single and continuous AF...dont have a clue what it means though yet. I have the camera set to single Af now, and center spot and center weight when in P...back to the books...LOL
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 6:06 PM   #7
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whenshooting the moon recently
I tried different AE and AF insettings.

AE, with center spot worked much better than multizone AE
withoutcenter spot metering it was just a white blot

on the other hand,

AF center spot did not work as well as AF multi zone
not sure why multizone worked better, but thats what I found


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Old Jan 19, 2006, 6:11 PM   #8
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here's the exif from above:

Model = KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Exposure Time = 1/350"
ISO Speed Ratings = 140
Aperture Value = 3.8 AV
Exposure Bias Value = -0.5EV
Metering Mode = Spot
Focal Length = 63mm
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Old Jan 20, 2006, 12:25 AM   #9
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Old Jan 20, 2006, 3:44 PM   #10
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Thanks all, I got out my manual and read it over again and have a better understanding now on how it works and especially how my camera works.
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