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Old Aug 14, 2003, 4:04 PM   #1
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I tested some moon shots with the Oly C-720

http://www.pbase.com/philsmith/test_shots

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Old Aug 14, 2003, 6:25 PM   #2
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Nice illustration of the zoom ability. Should have label the photos with 20% zoom, 100% zoom, etc.
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Old Aug 15, 2003, 9:30 AM   #3
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Your shots shows how difficult it can be taking shots of the moon.
They seems a bit blurry to me, but okay - you got to have some fast optics to shoot the moon sharp!
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Old Aug 15, 2003, 6:50 PM   #4
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I tested some moon shots with my Sony DSC P72.

exp:1/25s F5,6

exp:1/40s F5,6
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Old Aug 15, 2003, 7:01 PM   #5
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Nice shots Marek, allthough they're very small.

What do you folks think of these ?





I like the last one best! That crater-looks!
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Old Aug 15, 2003, 9:15 PM   #6
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Klaus, what did you take the moon pics with??? was it strictly digital camera and lens or through a telescope? any, exposure info?

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Old Aug 16, 2003, 2:49 AM   #7
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Okay, here it is!

Nikon D100
Nikon 70-300mm (450mm)
Nikon TC-201, which takes me further to 900mm.
Tripod
Shutterpriority program with aperture as high as possible
selftimer
and because the moon filled out the centerfield in the picture, I choose Centerweighted.
Noisereduction (in-camera)
Never mind some underexposure, it's much easier to fix on the PC, than blur.

It's obvious that the shutterspeed is becomming low, but if you choose centerweighted OR (often best) spot metering - you may achieve a higher shutterspeed and this prevent the blur.

BTW the dark spots on the last moon is dust on my CCD (I haven't yet taken time to remove them)

Good luck.
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Old Aug 16, 2003, 2:52 AM   #8
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yeah, i figured it was up around 1000mm focal length or so. that's
what i was really wondering about. exposure for the moon is fairly
easy. thanx!!!!

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