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Old Aug 22, 2010, 2:26 PM   #1
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Default Why my fz38 moon is that bad?

This is my best shot of a series of moons...

still day, not completely dark
No tripod
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f4.4 - 1/125sec - 100iso
spot metering
spot focus
EV 0.0
max. focal length

Any help would help!

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Old Aug 22, 2010, 2:49 PM   #2
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couple of guesses:

. atmospheric haze/smog - shoot at night
. hand shake
. try iso 80
. use bracketing and 10 sec self-timer to get 3 shots
. do a thread search - there have been heaps of suggested moon settings. Try reducing contrast, saturation and increasing sharpness and noise reduction.

good luck
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 3:40 PM   #3
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use tripod and selftimer.

i shot this with z950 on the tripod. The first one is z950 maximum 10x optical zoom . And the rest is digital zoom.. which suck!

After that i did some focus restoration with Xnview.( i heard most oh the people do that because it is very difficult to take picture of the moon without any enhancements.)

ohh yeah and i used manual focus on some of the photos.
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...second effort, a little better but still not satisfied

Dark clear night, no haze, I used a tripod and self timer
1/125sec - f8.0 - iso 80
Manual mode
spot metering
spot focus
EV 0.0
max. focal length 18X
WB auto

It looks a bit greenish...

Any help would still help!

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Old Aug 22, 2010, 3:52 PM   #5
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why is it green... play with WB
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why is it green... play with WB
That is the correct color - the moon is made from green cheese

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moo...f_green_cheese
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you are amazing, clint!
Strange! In greece the cheese moon is blue...
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that is the correct color - the moon is made from green cheese

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/the_moo...f_green_cheese

baahahahhh!
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Did you know that all that cheese attracts insects to the moon?
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...second effort, a little better but still not satisfied

Dark clear night, no haze, I used a tripod and self timer
1/125sec - f8.0 - iso 80
Manual mode
spot metering
spot focus
EV 0.0
max. focal length 18X
WB auto

It looks a bit greenish...

Any help would still help!

alexander
f8.0 causes major lens diffraction, softening the image significantly. Just use A mode, wide open f4.4, and use EV to adjust.

No one worries too much about the moon's colours...pick a Wb setting that looks right to you, or you can override by pressing the up button and manually adjusting the 4-way axis.

Or even better, shoot in B%W for maximum clarity!

Keep trying!

Greg :-))


PS Clint is just green with envy...
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