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Old Mar 9, 2006, 2:28 PM   #1
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Here comes the Moon over Mannheim.....
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 6:25 PM   #2
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How come I can't get anything close to this when I photograph the moon? Nice shot!!!
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 8:13 AM   #3
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I will tell you later.......
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:09 AM   #4
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Please do!!! I have both a Canon S2 and Sony H1. Perhaps I need a tele converter in front of the 12X zoom?!?
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:43 AM   #5
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plenty of zoom, but the image isn't very clear, and there's not much detail. did you try to hand-hold the camera? this really needs to be shot from a tripod. what camera and settings were you using?
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:52 AM   #6
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Please do!!! I have both a Canon S2 and Sony H1. Perhaps I need a tele converter in front of the 12X zoom?!?
Tullio, for moon shots, you need a tripod, first and foremost. you can get decent shots with just 12x, but it's better with a converter. for a full moon, use manual mode and set your exposure for f8 @ 1/250 to start, and see how it looks. if it seems too bright. speed up your shutter a bit, and if it looks dim, slow it down to 1/200 or so. a remote shutter release or the self timer will help a lot. for a half moon, like the one Wolfgang posted, you'll need a bit slower shutter, something like 1/125.

here's a couple of shots i took lastusing those settings,using my FZ20... first one is without a converter, the second one with TCON-14B. the brownish tint to the second one is due to some post-processing i did, which darkened the moon a bit more than it actually looked, but i kinda liked the effect, so i left it.








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Old Mar 10, 2006, 11:18 AM   #7
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Hi squirrel, thanks very much for the hints. I will try those camerasetting next time the moon is at a decent size and see how it goes. I was already using a tripod.
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 1:16 PM   #8
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Squirll: The detail in that second moon shot is great. I can't wait to try it now that I have the TCON14B. I've taken some shots similar to the first one and have not been pleased with detail. Of course, 240,000 miles or so is a pretty long distance even for 12x zoom.
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 4:01 PM   #9
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Hi folks,

thats right squirl, there is not much detail. I just started to take shots like these. The exif Info got lost during processing. So here is what i did. Original shot was with a Rollei DK4010 (aka Kyocera r410). Exif Info:

ImageDescription -
Make - Rollei
Model - dk4010
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - RO-dk4010 Ver 1.00
DateTime - 2004:06:10 09:10:42
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 297
ExposureTime - 1/250 seconds
FNumber - 2.80
ExposureProgram - Shutter priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2004:06:10 09:10:42
DateTimeDigitized - 2004:06:10 09:10:42
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4.00 (bits/pixel)
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/223 seconds
ApertureValue - F 3.14
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Spot
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 57.00 mm
UserComment -
SubsecTime - 721
SubsecTimeOriginal - 721
SubsecTimeDigitized - 721
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 2272
ExifImageHeight - 1704
InteroperabilityOffset - 6783
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
SceneCaptureType - Landscape
GainControl - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal

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I used a tripod. But I only have Aperture priority or shutter priority so I used the S priority and the Aperture was set to 3.14. I dont know if it makes much difference though. The only postprcessing I did was cropping and then resizing the Image (I think thats the correct word for blowing the picture size). The original Image follows....
Further Tips are very welcome...

Cheers Wolfgang
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 4:04 PM   #10
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..... the sky over Mannheim is also not very "clear" (I don't know if I found the right word).....:-)

Cheers Wolfgang
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