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Old Oct 25, 2005, 6:29 AM   #21
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 3:08 PM   #22
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Your moon shots are nice and sharp. What camera and settings did you use?
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 9:48 PM   #23
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these are simply amazing... 500 or 600 L w/ a teleconverter?
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Amen. Lovely moon shots...

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Old Oct 27, 2005, 3:02 AM   #25
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All 1DSmkII. The first and third ones are with 70-200 IS at 200 with 2x converter. Tripod obviously, bean bag, mirror lock up. Remote wire. The other two with 600 IS

1.- Leave your ISO at 100 or 50 if you have it
2.- Switch to Av and set the aperture to at least 8.
3.- Switch the AE to spot metering
4.- Zoom all the way, center the moon in the center AF point, and if the shutter is 1/125 or higher, push AE lock, if not, you can open the aperture or increase the ISO, and repeat the step.
5.- Recompose the frame and shoot.

Photoshop - sharpen.

Probably setting the exposure compensation to -1/3 or -2/3 helps too. Keep adding negative compensation until the moon details shows.

Depending on where you are and your atmospheric conditions you have to experiment with the f stop from 8 to 22. The moon can be very bright.

Its hard to give settings for this as the conditions change so much each time I have done this... You have to apply your knowledge of the camera depending on what the instrument and the readings are telling you at the time.
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