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Old Aug 7, 2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Theres a full moon tonight and I would like to get some good shots of it. I looked through the first 5 pages of topics here, I found plenty of moon shots, but none that show the settings (I know that topic is here somewhere.... grrr)...

Anyways, what settings should I use, also, I don't have a functional tripod, how much will that hurt me?
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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Try a shutter speed of 1/your ISO (for example, at ISO 100, use 1/100 second) at f/16, or equivalent (1/200 at f/11, 1/400 at f/8, etc.). A full moon is basically a sunlit landscape, so the "Sunny 16" rule (1/ISO @ f/16) is a good start.

A tripod would be good to have, but you could set the camera on a beanbag or something. If your camera has image stabilization, you could handhold it and still get a pretty sharp image.
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 12:30 PM   #3
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Always use a tripod for good details!!

Fast shutter speed!!

Use the lower f stop while zooming (I think its f3.2)

Put the Iso at 50 to avoid noise!!

Please post the results:-)



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Old Aug 7, 2006, 2:52 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot! I will post them tomorrow most likely! However there are a few clouds that are making me nervous... better not cover up my moon!!!
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 3:14 PM   #5
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If there is too much clouds, you should try some ''Bigdawg moon and clouds pictures'' :G

Take a look at his post!!

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ht=moon+clouds
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I suppose that would be worth a shot, haha. Although finding a tree without going into someones backyard could be a problem. Alberta's prairies and not abundant in tree-life, hehe.
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You can try these Morag!
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