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The Moon Thread

Discussion in 'Photo Sharing' started by BubbleDouble, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Phil Scott

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    That one is great Wayne, wish I could get mine that clear. What is your setup for that shot if you don't mind me asking?
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    That's nice
  3. Wayne W

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    1/200th @ f.8
    ISO 100
    500mm

    Roof of car to lean on!
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  4. topgazza

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    Big moon tonight...and that big round thing in the sky as well...for me my best moon shots yet...

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  5. RajP

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    Can't see any pictures!!!!
  6. shotokan101

    shotokan101 Well-Known Member

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    Not missing much :devil: - mind you I popped out a wee while ago and shot some and they are Cr@p :facepalm:
  7. RajP

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    Did you take the camera with you!!!
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    Unfortunately yes :blush:
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    Wayne W,

    doo doo doo do dooooo lol yes showing my age ( Clangers !!!! ).


    On a more serious note can i ask what camera you used ? as that picture was fantastic.

    Many thanks
    Graham
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    Well it was dark.....:rotfl::rotfl:

    Photobucket has screwed up. I'll sort it out
  11. Omegadiy

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    Hello all, I'm hoping someone out there can help me with the questions below.:)

    I am very disappointed in the moon pics I posted recently since the focus leaves a lot to be desired and even with some sharpening they are not really up to a good standard. So the question is what has possibly caused the poor focus? They were taken with the Canon 550d and the 55-250is zoom lens. The camera was on a tripod and I used a remote to trigger the shutter. The iso was 100 and I used various combinations of shutter speed and f stop under the manual setting. Autofocus was used with one central point of focus. The one mistake I know I made was forgetting to set the metering to single point - it was set to evaluative so the shots were dark. The pics were all taken at the max 250mm. Any advice etc would really be appreciated thanks :lease:
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    Maybe try continuous shooting, see if they're all the same.....make sure IS is off if using tripod, and get the spot metering on the go. I used manual setting at 1/200 f/8 ISO 100 with spot metering and it came out ok? Maybe try live view and zoom in to x5 or even x10 to check the focus??? It's full of cloud where I am tonight, so no chance of a moon shot for me :(
  13. shotokan101

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    I actually thought Keith's DSLR Moon shot looked o.k - better than my efforts the other night :)

    ...make sure you're not shooting wide open at max zoom Keith as some zooms can be a little soft at the extremities so stop down to maybe F8 ? (can't see shot's EXIF from here at the moment)
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    Not surprised, as it is a little cloudy and the moon is 240,000 miles away, but an 8" refractor might help. ;) :devil:
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    Jim,nick thanks for the comments - will have another go next time I can see a good moon :smashin:
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    Also thin cloud which can't be seen can cause a problem. I find moon shots very unpredictable in results. Although I am pleased with the ones I took the other night though. Sometimes the same set up as before produces different results but I do enjoy looking at them though
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    You did well with those from the other night, Gazza. :thumbsup: Particularly number 3 that is rarely seen ... only once in a blue moon. ;)
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    Well...I saw you standing alone......
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    This was about as good as I could manage on Monday night.....

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    "EXIF" - NOT "ASIF" :D

    @Gazza - yep I'm blaming invisible cloud for my terrible shots the other night too :smashin:
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    Is that a euphemism ? :blush:

    The latest in a long line of excuses actually has some merit for once....:devil:
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    :eek: :rotfl::rotfl:



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    Yeah - may post one later :D
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    Tried a quick time lapse of the moon this evening.

    More of a proof of concept than a finished video, I shot through a window (it was too cold outside) so not as sharp as it could be. Thought i'd share in this thread. Probably best viewed in 720p

  25. RajP

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    That's cheating.... you can't film it thru the window!!!:eek::eek::eek:

    Pretty nice video BTW!!!:thumbsup:
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  27. topgazza

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    Now...they are really nice. Great detail.

    Love the third one in particular....be handy if the pics were numbered :)
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    last one is my favourite but the first is very good also
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  29. RJay

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    Isnt it strange... the moon is the same every night ( excluding phases) but we are still drawn to photo-ing it.
    Some cracking shots here.

    A couple of mine from past week or so.

    Edit: for some reason they seem 'softer' viewing them here rather than in flickr.

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    Full Moon 7th Feb 2012 by Ray J 68, on Flickr

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    64% Waxing gibbous moon by Ray J 68, on Flickr

    Thanks,
    Ray
  30. shotokan101

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    It's because the forum will resize anything larger than it alllows - i.e 780pix max in x axis for example ;)

    prefer #2
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