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Old Mar 12, 2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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A couple of experiments using starry night scene mode and a sunset shot in P mode. Shot #2 was using a 60 sec exposure, hence the blurred stars and glare from the moon. Going to try a shorter exposure time next to see how it improves, (as soon as my battery recharges).
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Love the colors in #3!
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Beautiful! Nicely shot.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 4:34 AM   #4
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I played a little with the starry night mode a couple of nights ago also. I'm thinking 40 or 50 seconds maybe the sweet spot to get rid of the blur on the stars. I haven't had a chance to get back out and try yet. I got the same blurring at 60 sec also. At 30 sec wasn't quite as happy with the result. I will admit this is not a fair comparison since I didn't try the different exposure times on the same section of sky.

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Really like the look of #3. Looking forward to future shots.

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I've had the same trouble, especially trying to get a moon shot with my fz40 , I just can't seem to get it in focus. If anyone knows how please let me know
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I've had the same trouble, especially trying to get a moon shot with my fz40 , I just can't seem to get it in focus. If anyone knows how please let me know
The only way I have really found so far to get focus on a moon shot is by using the digital zoom, (unless you have a teleconverter). This will, of course, lower the quality of the pic. This is the best that I have managed so far.
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Thanks for the comparison, rawill. That does show a marked improvement with the shorter exposure.
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I've had the same trouble, especially trying to get a moon shot with my fz40 , I just can't seem to get it in focus. If anyone knows how please let me know
Manual focus may be the answer. If you've ever thought about giving it a try, now is the time.
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That's a great Moon shot Craig.
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