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Old Oct 10, 2007, 4:31 AM   #1
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thought i would try out my new k100d never had and slr before, took some night shots and there was a full moon never taken moon shots before and spent ages trying to get a decent image other than a bright white spot of light. taken with 70-300 tamron lense f/16 iso200 exp 1/45any tips and helpfull advice much appreciated cheers for looking
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 5:02 AM   #2
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It's a very good shot for a first attempt!

The only thing I would do to it is a little bit of unsharp maks to bring out the details, and a bit of curves or levels to introduce a bitmore contrast, but it's certainly not a bad photo!
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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Hi,
With a full moon the illumination from the sun is square on so you get very little shadow, and consequently less contrast. with a waxing or waning moon the light is less direct, so more shadows occur and you get more contrast. Give it a try at half moon or threequarter moon you'll see what I mean. Hope this helps ... Jack.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 11:12 AM   #4
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Hi,
With a full moon the illumination from the sun is square on so you get very little shadow, and consequently less contrast. with a waxing or waning moon the light is less direct, so more shadows occur and you get more contrast. Give it a try at half moon or threequarter moon you'll see what I mean. Hope this helps ... Jack.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 1:03 PM   #5
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Hope you don't mind, this is a before and after with a little bit of levels and unsharp mask:
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 1:15 PM   #6
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certainly looks better id like to see some other moon pics and the different shooting modes id like to get a bit closer and more detail what sort of lense would i need for this cheers
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 1:50 PM   #7
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godfather wrote:
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I'd like to see some other moon pics
Try a search in one or two forums for "moon". I just found this one in a few seconds...

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=18

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Old Oct 10, 2007, 1:54 PM   #8
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If you want really good moon shots, you are moving from camera lenses and into telescopes, anything longer than 3/400mm will be too unweildly to use as a regular lens as well, and/or cost a lot of money. You are better off buying a telescope for about £170 that has a T-Mount and get a Pentax to T-Mount adaptor. You just mount the camera to the telescope and away you go.

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Here's a shot I took if you are interested, looking back at it now, I sharpened the moon too much...

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...jump_to=781231
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 2:22 PM   #9
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cheers for the info didnt know you could attach the camera to a telescope. another world of photography something else to play withcheers for looking and thanks for the feedback
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I think this old thread might interest you!:-)

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...=80&page=1



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