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Old Jul 2, 2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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I have not seen any posts here on taking moon shots.

I would like some hints/tips on what setting to start with.

Anyone have any pics to show and what settings they used?

Thanks all.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 7:30 AM   #2
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I'm sure there are many better examples than this around but you could start here:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...t.php?id=93094

Manual exposure, 1/160 sec @ f16 ISO 100.
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I'm sure there are many better examples than this around but you could start here:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...t.php?id=93094

Manual exposure, 1/160 sec @ f16 ISO 100.
Thanks Frank, Nice clear shot. What lens did you use?

My biggest is the beercan 210mm.
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There have been quite a few in the past, if you search on Moon you should find them. However the 'daddy' shots are by Romy Ocon, check out http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/moon_shots
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Thanks Frank, Nice clear shot. What lens did you use?

My biggest is the beercan 210mm.
Hi FF,

I used a Tamron 200-500 @ 500mm and still had to crop quite a bit. I've never tried my beercan for moon shots but I would guess that you would probably have to expand the image to the point where image quality is affected. I guess it depends on how much deetail you want of the Moon's surface.

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... What lens did you use?

My biggest is the beercan 210mm.
The EXIF data shows the focal length to be 500mm. You'll need a 2X TC on your beercan to get close.

But there's always cropping.
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The EXIF data shows the focal length to be 500mm.
But there's always cropping.
How did you find the EXIF data? I clicked on properties and get nothing.

PS: I have a 1.7 Olympus Tcon I use occasionally on my Kodak P712 and it will screw onto the front of the beercan. That would give me the equivilent of 535mm.


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How did you find the EXIF data? I clicked on properties and get nothing.
Mark turned me on to http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html. It's a freeware browser plug-in and system extension that displays the EXIF data.

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PS: I have a 1.7 Olympus Tcon I use occasionally on my Kodak P712 and it will screw onto the front of the beercan. That would give me the equivilent of 535mm.
The EXIF data shows the actual focal length to be 500mm, but the 35mm equivalent focal length on his Sony A100 to be 750mm. A 1.7x converter on the Beercan would only give you an actual focal length of 357mm.
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Even with me 300mm f2.8 and a 2x and 1.4x tc on I'm not getting in as far as I would like. This is giving 840mm which is the equivalent of 1344mm on theCanon 30D (Canon has used a 1.6x crop on the APS-C bodies) and is OK but not great.
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Well, I don't have anywhere near that kind of power nor do I intend to get it.
Perhaps, I'll just take some pictures of my car.

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