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Old Aug 2, 2007, 1:50 PM   #1
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I had a chance to take a nice night picture yesterday -- moon over a misty field of corn. My *ist DL with a Tamron XR DI 28-300 lens (plus tripod) would not lock on anything for a focus, and would not let me shoot the picture.

What are my appropriate settings?

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Old Aug 2, 2007, 3:48 PM   #2
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welcome to the board.

all you have to do is set the camera on manual focus. this will let you take out of focus shots as well.. also on a tripod i'd suggest using a remote switch and the 2 second mirror lock up feature.

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also, with the moon full, start your exposures at your lowest ISO and an initial setting in manual mode to 1/250sec f8.. the moon is a lot brighter than you think.

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Thanks, Roy! I'll try it.

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