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Old Sep 11, 2011, 7:14 PM   #1
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I was setup in the middle of the woods away from any city lights. With the clear skies and the full moon, I setup my tripod, E-620 and 70-300 (S-AF, Point Metering, 12s delay). Here's the best shot:

190mm, f8, 1:1 crop:



Funny thing is that I took a few more where I was at 202mm and the image isn't as crisp with the same f8 aperture setting @ 1:1 crop. For instance:



The difference is that the shutter speed on the first one is 1/160. The other is 1/250.

Now that I think about it, maybe I should have picked area metering. With spot metering, a crater would get a different exposure compared to a brighter part of the moon?
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 7:28 PM   #2
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Hi Dan,

A question & a suggestion

Did you remember to disable image stabilization in your camera?


Also, a suggestion:

The following is a link to an article written by a fellow named Wrotniak a physicist living in the Maryland area. For many years, he maintained a website having to do with all things Olympus. While the site appears to be dormant. There is still a wealth of reference information that can help all of us when tackling special photographic situations.
Here is a link to his interesting article on shooting the moon.
http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/moon/index.html

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Old Sep 12, 2011, 6:17 AM   #3
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Hi Dan,

A question & a suggestion

Did you remember to disable image stabilization in your camera?

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Yes, IS was off on the camera.

That's some interesting math in that article!
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