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Old Feb 16, 2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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As seen from Chennai, India, 9.30 p.m. 16 Feb 2005. FZ3, 12x zoom, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter 1/200, color option-cool, white balance-auto.
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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nice raghu . huge difference in your pics since you changed the software used for resizing! Here is my MMP (mandatory moon pic as I ready in a post yesterday:-)) but mine was during the day.
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sorry - duplicate post ! removed
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 1:17 PM   #4
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Good shots .
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They're good but they would have been better if they had NOT used f2.8. I see the dreaded red fringe in both of them.

The moon is bright enough that you should be able to use Aperture mode at f7.3 and spot metering to get a shutter speed up above 1/50th of a second even at iso80. Try it!

You need to use a small aperture (f6.5 to f8.0) to eliminate the red fringing. I've read, but not seen, that f8 should be avoided due to an optical aberation of some sort.

It also helps to back off from 12x zoom to 10x zoom with the FZ20 in high contrast shots like moon shots.
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The dreaded red fringe???? I thought that was the atmosphere!!! :blah:.

(Note to self: Self, visit optomestrist for a new prescription)

j/k Newsyl . . . Thanks for the advice, provided it's not cloudy I'll give it a go tomorrow.
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 4:52 AM   #7
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Hi Suze, Yours is nice, too! I am going to try tonight with different f settings to remove that 'red fringing'. Let's compare..
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I'll pray for the weather to cooperate then. Right now (10:30 am) it's totally overcast. :sad: Maybe later on today. Good luck with yours though, it will be interesting to see the difference!
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NewsyL wrote:
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They're good but they would have been better if they had NOT used f2.8. I see the dreaded red fringe in both of them.

The moon is bright enough that you should be able to use Aperture mode at f7.3 and spot metering to get a shutter speed up above 1/50th of a second even at iso80. Try it!

You need to use a small aperture (f6.5 to f8.0) to eliminate the red fringing. I've read, but not seen, that f8 should be avoided due to an optical aberation of some sort.

It also helps to back off from 12x zoom to 10x zoom with the FZ20 in high contrast shots like moon shots.
Totally agree, red fringing is quite visible / I've got decent moon shots at f5.6 /

Anyway, both shots look great, though I prefer Raghu's moon

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Old Feb 17, 2005, 10:58 AM   #10
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Today's attempts:
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