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Old Jun 5, 2006, 7:34 AM   #1
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I am posting this picture because a few weeks ago someone told me it was impossible to get as decent shot of the Moon with a 300mm lens.

The image is the original, and has not been enhanced, all I did was cut and paste the section of the picture showing the Moon to make a new picture.

OK, this isn't NASA quality, but never the less, it is the Moon, and detail can be seen.

If anyone can give me some tips on what kind of lens I should actually be using I would appreachate it, at the moment I amusing a 300mm Bell and Howellzoom on my D50.

I am thinking of getting a 4 or 500mm and a 2x converter, but at the moment cash non existant ...... its great being poor.

As usual your comments, both positive and negative are welcomed.

Like I said before, I know the picture quality is crap compaired to soe of the other Pro shots I have seen, but if you consider what I am using, and the fact, I don't have a clue what I am doing, then it does not see that bad.
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Old Jun 13, 2006, 7:57 AM   #2
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looks ok to me, I shot this one two days ago with my canon 30D and a 100-300 usm canon lens, handheld as well. It can be done but Im sure a bigger lens would do a lot better




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Old Jun 13, 2006, 9:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying, nice shot btw.

I ordered a 1000mm lens from my local dealership, I reckoning that should do the trick :-)

Might be lucky and get some nice crater shots too.
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Old Jun 13, 2006, 9:50 AM   #4
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good luck, I do believe you will need a tripod LOL:-)
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I shot this one a few nights ago.I used my Fuji s5200. It was a handheld shot also. My tripod is on the way though :-)



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are you within city limits while shooting these, or are you out in the wilderness? I only ask this as I try to shoot the moon and just get a bright light... with no characteristics.




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Are you using spot metering? If you use matrix (also called "pattern") metering, you may just be overexposing the photo.


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wrestlinboy wrote:
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are you within city limits while shooting these, or are you out in the wilderness? I only ask this as I try to shoot the moon and just get a bright light... with no characteristics.



If you were asking me, I'm in the city. If you were asking someone else diregard this post :-)
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good luck, I do believe you will need a tripod LOL:-)
....and manual focus. Chances are, it's going to be way too dim for Autofocus to work (if it's even an AF lens, which is very doubtful for a 1000mm). :-)
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