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Old Dec 22, 2007, 7:57 PM   #1
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A very dark and windy night with Rainstorms blowing in. The Moon was ina nd out of clouds being pushed along by 45+ mile per hour winds. Quite chilly at 40 degrees and those winds. Got these even though it was so dark I dould only wind the focus over to infinity and let the close stuff blur..A few were pretty decent though..









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Old Dec 22, 2007, 9:42 PM   #2
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My favorite lens, Dawg. Nicely done!

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Old Dec 22, 2007, 9:59 PM   #3
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Hope I can shoot shots like that when I learn how to shoot with my 50mm 1.7 manual lens.
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Old Dec 22, 2007, 10:55 PM   #4
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My favorite lens, Dawg. Nicely done!

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Thanks Eddie! These were not focused as well as I would have liked but it was so dark I couldn't see my hand in front of my face...I had to time a thin section of cloud passing over to get a second or two's glimps of the moon...They were not that close together either so I had to wait and shiver!! BRRRR! Yes it was cold!! LOL

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Hope I can shoot shots like that when I learn how to shoot with my 50mm 1.7 manual lens.
Set your tripod up in a place you can see the moon. Works best on a partly cloudy night..This one was a heavy cloudy one with just glimpses of the moon. Put your ISO at 100 and use manual settings. Put the F/stop at the widest aperture. Focus on the moon if you have the light for it or just put it to infinity focus. Then start at 1/8 of a second exposure with auto white balance. Shot na photo...If it is too underexoposed...Too dark...Then use a slower shutter speed. I move the shutter speed two clicks every time I change it. Keep slowing down the shutter speed till you get the photo you want. Easy and I know you can do it...Be waiting on those photo posts soon!!

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Old Dec 23, 2007, 8:19 AM   #6
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I find that my SMC 50mm 1.4 lens prefers to be focused from left to right. I get a much sharper photo that way. I just got the FA 50mm 1.4 autofocus and am seriously loving this one too! These are great lenses!!!

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I find that my SMC 50mm 1.4 lens prefers to be focused from left to right. I get a much sharper photo that way. I just got the FA 50mm 1.4 autofocus and am seriously loving this one too! These are great lenses!!!

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I'm looking to get an FA myself but it will have to wait till I get the long lens(500mm) before I can afford one!

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