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Old Jan 14, 2009, 10:12 AM   #31
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Here are 2 I recently did. One is with a 135mm lens and the other with a 300mm lens. I did not use a tripod although I do have one and sometimes use it for the moon.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 10:12 AM   #32
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Here is the 300mm one
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 10:40 AM   #33
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I do not know if this wii post but it is a very played with moon from my website.
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I used f8 - does aperture really matter when shooting the moon? I figured as long as I chose an aperture where the lens was pretty sharp it wouldn't matter much.
I think you're right, what ever the "sweet spot" of your lens is should be used. Very good shot, you should be proud

Caryl, you have a great shot also.

I think this thread has helped a lot of folks to get better moon shots, now if we can just find the lunar lander!!!!

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Old Jan 14, 2009, 4:18 PM   #35
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I used F/8 for a long time and then switched to F/11 and my images seemed sharper. I think it depends on what lens you use. Use the second F stop from the widest or the third because often the extremes are not as sharp...or so I read. Experiment .
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I think this thread has helped a lot of folks to get better moon shots, now if we can just find the lunar lander!!!!
I'm glad this thread is having the desired effect, as for the lander are you sure we should be looking at the moon?

Another thing that I find with all of us shooting the moon is the glass we have is not long enough LOL.

I like the idea of the Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 with a couple of 2x TC's anda 1.4 for good measure LOL.
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