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Old May 3, 2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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This is the best shot from my first attempt at shooting the moon. 300D, 75-300USMII @ 300, 1/400 at f5.6, ISO 400. It was taken handheld, raw, and processed with RawShooter. Uprezzed with Irfanview and cropped. What do you think?




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Old May 3, 2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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seems a bit dim and murky... perhaps a longer exposure would help. 1/400 is a bit fast, even for a bright, full moon; for a crescent, i'd recommend more like 1/125. see this post for the results at 1/125... this was a JPEG shot, processing consisted of cropping, noise reduction, and a bit of sharpening, all in Irfanview.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=8

also,yourimagelooks a bit oversharpened. it's tough to get clear details on something 240,000 miles away, especially if the air isn't crystal clear, and it's a balancing act to get maximum detail without overdoing the sharpening and making the image look overprocessed.
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Old May 3, 2006, 8:46 PM   #3
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I'd be smiling if i could pull off a moon shot this nice!
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Thanks for the comments. I would have liked a bit slower shutter speed, but with no IS, and handheld, they were coming out a bit blurred. I'll have another go when I have my tripod handy though.
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Thanks for the comments. I would have liked a bit slower shutter speed, but with no IS, and handheld, they were coming out a bit blurred. I'll have another go when I have my tripod handy though.
i fee;l your pain! a tripod is a must for shots like these. even with IS, moon shots come out blurry handheld. a steady base and a remote release (or the self-timer) will help you immensely! :G
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I think the overall quality of your picture is pretty good, considering the circumstances. The moon looks sharp with no purple or green fringing. You did good in my book!
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