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Old Sep 27, 2009, 9:53 PM   #11
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You certainly are steady. The Moon is a difficult subject because of the brightness and the variation in that brightness around the sphere - good shadow detail of the craters along the limn, but detail is lost elsewhere. I hope you don't mind, but I thought I would try to even out the illumination and bring out more of the detail in the brighter areas with the shadows/highlights tool in PSE - just a quickie here. Not a great difference, but I think it helps - I hope you like it.:

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I had left the K-7 out in my car with the Bigma mounted on it...decided I needed it....went out to get it...and was struck by the moon as I walked back to the house....very bright and beautiful. I thought this came out nice for a handheld shot.
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I guess!!! For some reason, I haven't been able to get anything nearly as good from any of my DSLRs, even off a tripod. After a few tries, I just gave up. The last good moon shots were with the FZ30 way back when. . . and they weren't as good either. . .

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Great and amazingly detailed shot - you do have very steady hands!!
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 6:06 AM   #14
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You certainly are steady. The Moon is a difficult subject because of the brightness and the variation in that brightness around the sphere - good shadow detail of the craters along the limn, but detail is lost elsewhere. I hope you don't mind, but I thought I would try to even out the illumination and bring out more of the detail in the brighter areas with the shadows/highlights tool in PSE - just a quickie here. Not a great difference, but I think it helps - I hope you like it.:

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I don't mind at all, and you're right. There's more detail there than I brought out. The first image was basically right out of the camera other than a crop. I've been having some issues with my PSE7 and can't get it to load, and I can't get the kind of fine adjustments I like with PSP 12. (Not a problem with the program, but the operator).

Thanks for the comments, guys. The more I use the K-7, the more I'm impressed with it. The level of detail on this shot is generally better than anything I ever got off a moon shot with the K20, even working off a tripod and with a TC.

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The level of detail on this shot is generally better than anything I ever got off a moon shot with the K20, even working off a tripod and with a TC.
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Better than anything I have gotten for a moon shot off tripod either! The new forum seems to strip exif for some reason. Could you share your setting on this one Paul?

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Better than anything I have gotten for a moon shot off tripod either! The new forum seems to strip exif for some reason. Could you share your setting on this one Paul?

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Tim, I don't think it's the new forum software that strips it. I have noticed that since I have used Smugmug for hosting that the EXIF doesn't come through, even though it shows on the Smugmug site.

Settings: ISO 1250, 1/400 @ f/10, Manual exposure mode

To be honest, I was surprised when I saw the ISO. I hadn't realized it was that high, and I'm really pleased with the relative lack of noise at that high of a setting. I literally had gone to get the camera for another person and just took a couple of quick shots without giving it a lot of thought.

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