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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Full moon exposure?

I tried to get a photo of the moon last night, & of course it was way over-exposed.

What settings would all of you recommend, to get a little detail in the moon? (this was handheld, I plan on using my tripod tonight).

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Old Sep 13, 2011, 5:17 PM   #2
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I use spot metering, and Black and white film mode. I usually use 1 area AF mode also. The tripod will help a lot and also use either the 2 or 10 second timer.
good luck. hope this is of some help.

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Thanks Mark! if the clouds disappear; I'll try again tonight. I really want color; as we've got forest fires, and the moon is a beautiful redish/orange. I'll sure give the rest a try; I'd love to be able to capture a good shot.
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I used ISO80, F5.2 at 1/200th muti seg metering

My best results were using the above and setting EV to do +1 and -1 EV spread when the moon was full.

I found I had problems with spot metering for some reason
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:28 PM   #5
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Thanks so much Square One; I'll try that method also. Got completely clouded out tonight.
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I have always been happy at ISO100, M, Spot metering.

AND if the focus annoys (it does at times to me), just shift to manual and make it go to infinity
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Thanks! Never got a chance to try these methods out; as it was total overcast.
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G'day all

Taking images of the moon - esp a full moon is not all that difficult esp if you follow a few suggestions

1-- setup a comfortable laid-back chair in the back yard
2-- open bottle of red or white or whatever your favourite beverage is
3-- have a sip ... or two while enjoying the moon
4-- get camera and set zoom to maximum ... 300mm to 500mm is excellent
5-- repeat step-3
6-- set camera to Shutter-speed mode
7-- set ISO to 200 or 400
8-- repeat step-3
9-- set shutter speed to 1/300 or 1/400 or 1/500
10- repeat step-3
11- take a photo & repeat step-3
12- repeat step-11

here is a sample ...
[Fuji Finepix at 22x zoom [520mm] 1/320s x f5,6 @ ISO200]


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G/Day Phil, What's the object on left side of Moon.. a UFO ????
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Here's one of mine.

f5.2, 1/125, ISO80, Spot Metering
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