Discussion in 'Photo Sharing' started by TaurusDevil, Aug 23, 2018.
I think it came out ok
It's a good attempt - not sure if you've got a bit of camera shake or you haven't got perfect focus as it's a little fuzzy viewed full screen?
Yea i noticed that when i went full screen. Hmm not sure, i got the settings from online. I zoomed in on auto focus then took the shot on manual focus. 1/125 sec. f/5.6 300 mm on ISO 100.
I've tried to get moon shots with my 150mm lens (300mm equ) and been disappointed by my results. I don't have a good tripod and focussing at infinity in the dark is always a challenge, then there's getting an exposure that works so you don't have a glowing disc.
I've never really pushed on with it as at my maximum zoom it's still quite small in the frame and with 16MP cropping it down is disappointing too.
Yours looks OK at the forum standard width so I wouldn't be too discouraged
As above, it's a good attempt. It looks more like missed focus rather than camera shake to me.
What camera/lens combo was it? Did you use a tripod and did you use a shutter release cable or timer?
I use a Canon EOS 350d with a 75-300mm zoom lense( zoomed in fully). No tripod and no shutter release cable or timer.
300mm isn't that long, even on a crop body, if you want the moon to get close to filling the frame. I've just shot the moon using 550mm and a full frame 45.7mp camera and had to crop it to nearly 1:1 ratio to get it to fill the frame
Also, to get good detail of the moon you obviously need to make sure focus is bang on, but also using a tripod with shutter release/timer is also advisable
How come you used 550mm and not 600mm? (assuming you were using the Tamron 150-600mm?)
Lens max zoom sweet spot?
....if no tripod and remote release then bump shutter speed up to 1/500 sec and increase iso to 400 and make sure to use is/vr if not on tripod
Also worth bracketing exposure by a couple of stops to see what gives best exposure for you - but really take care with the manual focus and zoom in while checking to be sure - try using focus peaking if you have it too
As Jim says it's for max sharpness, plus the difference in framing between 550 and 600mm is negligible.
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