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Old Jan 19, 2005, 11:39 AM   #11
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You need to use Aperture mode at f7.3 or f8.0.

Spot meter the moon.

Use "1-area focusing" or Spot Focus mode or manual focus.

This should eliminate the fringe.

Another option is to back off the zoom to 10x from 12x if you must use an aperture from f2.8 to f5.2.
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 12:39 PM   #12
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Thanks!
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 5:51 PM   #13
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Hi, nice moon.

Would suggest you reduce your exposure time. This shot is actually over-exposed with some burnout areas in the lower part of the moon. The extra light coming into the lens can cause some fringing. Try 1/4 sec and adjust until detail is visible over entire visible area. The moon is a lot brighter than it looks.

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Old Jan 19, 2005, 8:59 PM   #14
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This is yesterdays moon...i actually took this shot about half an hour before the sun actually set. The reason it looks so dark is because i used a fast shutter speed 1/640...it almost looks like its the moon at night time. I was testing my tripod and i guess this isn't bad considering this is from a $500 camera...wow.

I used a tripod, Full 48X magnification on my FZ20, F2.8, 1/640 shutter, ISO 80...hope you like.

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Old Jan 19, 2005, 9:15 PM   #15
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Nice shots all....

Here is one I took a while back...


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Old Jan 19, 2005, 11:08 PM   #16
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Very good shot, amazing for 48x.

Bobc , excellent shot, looks like a harvest moon.
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 11:16 PM   #17
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marigil wrote:
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Very good shot, amazing for 48x.

Bobc , excellent shot, looks like a harvest moon.
Would that be October?

If so... Yes.

And thanks for liking it.

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Old Jan 20, 2005, 2:57 AM   #18
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Aw heck, I guess I'll put one up too. This was back in November... (handheld, 1/60 at f2.8, ISO200)


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Old Jan 20, 2005, 12:58 PM   #19
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Oh alright then....

Aperture mode
f7.3
ISO80
Shutter 1/100s
Digital Zoom Ratio 1.60 (?? I checked EXIF on other shots and 18x zoom is 1.80 ratio, 14x is 1.20 ratio)
Spot Metering
Auto WB
Tripod with I.S. OFF
cropped & sharpened a tad

I can do better. Would prefer to capture a moon more in the crescent phase to highlight the craters. Marigil's shot is outstanding.


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Old Jan 20, 2005, 2:20 PM   #20
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All beautiful shots, the moon makes an interesting subject.
We are all drawn to take pictures of it, I wonder what that means.
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