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Old Jan 20, 2011, 2:55 AM   #1
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Default So, the moon was full, and clear...

So i decided to take some more pictures, to try and enhance my knowledge and see where i can improve.

Unfortunately, the pictures didnt come out anywhere near as well as i had expected, and again, im not ultimately sure why.

All taken with a FZ38, using a tripod.



Aperture Priority, f/7.1, ISO-400,





Program AE, f/4.4, 1/30, ISO-800.






Aperture Priority, f/4.4, 1/13, ISO-400.






Program AE, f/4.4, 1/30, ISO-400.



Any comments, help, advice, etc... would be brilliant.

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You need to use spot metering so that it doesn't overexpose because of all the dark sky around the moon.

(.) = Averaged across whole image
( ) = Centre weighted
. = Spot metering
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You need to use spot metering so that it doesn't overexpose because of all the dark sky around the moon.

(.) = Averaged across whole image
( ) = Centre weighted
. = Spot metering
Thanks a lot Martin!

This was something that i had realised, just because i read your reply.
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Hi Katchit,

I just went outside and took this. I had to be quick because there were too many mosquitoes, so I didn't bother with the tripod. Sometime ago I read of someone's suggested settings for moon shots and I practise with these all the time with my FZ35, even though they were suggested for a TZ10.

MOON - 1 with tripod
2 sec timer
2 MP
IR on izoom
Spot metering
ISO 80
WB daylight
NR-2
Contrast +1
Sat +1
Sharp +1

MOON - 2 with tripod
M mode
1/160
F4.4
ISO 100
3MP
NR+1
Contrast 0
Sat +1
Sharp+1

MOON - 3 with tripod
M mode
ISO 80
F4.4
1/80
AWB



No PP on mine although I will have a go later. A crop at the very least. You can also see a tiny bit of a branch showing in the top. I used suggestion 2. Hope this helps!
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This may help:

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Thank you to azam650 and dropmyload for your advice, and the link, very helpful! Appreciate your time.
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They are great marianfloarea.
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Here's one with FZ40 and TC-E17ED...the FZ40 is a very good camera...and I used the same methods as above Katchit except for +2 Contrast...
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Here's one with FZ40 and TC-E17ED...the FZ40 is a very good camera...and I used the same methods as above Katchit except for +2 Contrast...
Thank you, which setting specifically?

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