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Old Apr 4, 2004, 1:14 AM   #1
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Default Full Moon (almost)

I took this shot 20 minutes ago with my 80-400 at 400. Cropped it a little and USM.
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 1:45 AM   #2
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WOW! I'm jealous now Excellent!!
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 3:33 AM   #3
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Cool shot.
I see you make good use of the lens .

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Old Apr 4, 2004, 4:58 AM   #4
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Is this a crop of the original ? If not - crop the original and show us a larger moon!

Good shotl
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 10:08 PM   #5
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Frank,
I love this lens!
Klaus,
As you ask, I shall provide! :lol:
Just cropped said original a little more:

I just love how bright the moon was last night!
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 11:04 PM   #6
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Fantastic!!! Yeah, very bright tonight!

So...here's the question: what were your settings? I was trying to take a shot of it, but at every setting it still ends up being a blob of light.

Something tells me I'd need to zoom in more (but can't because I lack the lense... ) otherwise I won't get the contrast detail required to make it look like a moon rather than a star. Is this assessment correct?

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Old Apr 5, 2004, 12:17 AM   #7
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wow, what a shot...now I see where you got the blue sky on your other night shot
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 2:13 AM   #8
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Much better!!! GOOD shot.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 10:30 PM   #9
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Graeme,
Provided you can zoom in close enough to the moon, make sure you can get at LEAST a 1/30 sec shutter speed, or the moon will blur. Second, take a bunch of pictures, bracketing the exposure. I found that -2/3 stop tends to bring out the detail quite well!
I took a few more shots tonight, and when I look over them I might post another one!
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Here's a crop of what my Sigma 18-200mm could do hand held on the Nikon D50 last night (F/6.3, 200mm focal length, 1/800, shutter priority, ISO 400). Please let me know if you can help with improving this. This is part of the first few full moon shots I tried out with this gear.
Gandalf, your shot is absolutely superb.
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