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Old Nov 18, 2010, 12:35 AM   #11
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FP, you can see details of the settings we used in posts 6 and 7 above.

I was using P mode. Main thing is you really need spot metering, definitely zoom in to max. If you meter off the almost-completely-black sky, you'll get a white blob. Spot meter on the moon itself.

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Old Nov 19, 2010, 4:36 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by FaithfulPastor View Post
Okay, I'm jealous. I have no idea how to set up a shot of a full moon at night.

What fstop?

What shutter speed?

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Hi Faithful,

When I used to process my own film in the darkroom ( remember those days ? ) I used to treat the moon as a bright daylight shot, and always suggested F8 & 125 shutter speed and most night shots of the moon turned out pretty good. Try that with your settings and see what happens. Also do a bracket shot of 3 images for different results.

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 10:27 PM   #13
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coongoola, what ISO setting did you use?

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