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Old Mar 30, 2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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Just a few shots i took here and there while i was back at home for easter.
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I know you're probably all sick of moon shots by now, but this is the first one ive got! Just cropped.



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Old Mar 30, 2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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A pylon or 2 near the river.

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Old Mar 30, 2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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... and a frog in my parents pond.

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Old Mar 30, 2005, 11:03 AM   #4
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Good shots - especially #2 the pylons. I tried the FULL moon with my one day old '20 but had not the experience to set it up right, all I got was a very bright disk. You did way better.

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Old Mar 30, 2005, 11:57 AM   #5
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Good shots. I like the frog..
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Old Mar 30, 2005, 12:46 PM   #6
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thanks for the kind comments.

ian - ive had my fz20 for about 3 months, and have only just started to play around with the different settings. before now i've mostly used it as a point and shoot in P mode. i just took a few shots of the moon in M mode with different settings, and this is one of them that came out the best.
i too tried shooting in P mode for my first few shots and they just came out as large white dots.
play around and have some fun! im just now getting used to this camera and its getting better all the time.
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Old Mar 30, 2005, 1:34 PM   #7
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Spidamonkey - to help with your moon shot I'll share this advice - was given to me in a post about moon shots a couple of months back (thanks to Newsysl for this excellent advice):

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.




Last edited on Wed Feb 16th, 2005 07:50 pm by NewsyL

Got some great ones after this (and without the red fringe)- check the thread if you like as all the examples are there.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...=23&page=1

P.S. cool frog!!

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thanks for the tips and link, suze. will definately give it a go when i next see the moon. doesnt come around here very often, due to a nasty mix of smog and cloud.
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